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Product: Buffalo TeraStation Pro II 1TB Rackmount NAS
Date: April 24, 2008
Author: Colin Dean
Edited By: Bob Buskirk
Provided By: Buffalo
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5
Discussion: Discuss in Forums


Introduction

Some organizations-or people-need serious storage. Sometimes a simple server running Windows 2003 or Linux might not be sufficient, in terms of storage space, redundancy, or cost for all of these. The Buffalo TeraStation Pro II series of network-attached storage devices aims to please users and administrators who need a large amount of redundant storage, automatic backups to other units, gigabit networking, and the ability to increase the capacity. ThinkComputers takes a look at the one terabyte rackmount version in this review.

Features & Specifications

Simple Install and Management
- MS Active Directory Support - Will join an AD domain as an AD client
- DFS (Distributed File System) Support
- Intuitive front panel LCD shows status information
- Easy setup wizard and management through intuitive Web interface
- Quick swap hard drive trays behind the front panel allow for easy drive access and replacement
- 2U 19" Rack Mountable form factor

RAID Support
- Five RAID Modes: RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
- Advanced RAID system continually checks hard drive and RAID performance

High Performance
- Four High Speed (7,200 RPM) Hard Drives in One
- 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo Frame
- Large near silent fan to release HDD heat effectively
- Built-in FTP server
- Two USB 2.0 ports to connect extra drives for additional storage or backup
- Memeo backup software included
- 3-Year Limited Warranty

Packaging

The box is so well-packed that it is humongous. I could barely get it into my little Nissan 200SX. Because the TeraStation Pro II is so large, it's shipping box is its product box. There's a simple logo showing a picture of what's inside and its storage capacity.


In addition to the unit, the box contains some documentation, a flat Ethernet cable, a power cable, a software CD, and rackmount hardware.


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