Buffalo Launches New TeraStation 5000 WSS NAS Appliance Series New High-Performance Unified Storage Lineup Delivers Cost-Effective Solution for SMB and Enterprise with a Host of Robust Features Powered by Windows Storage Server 2012

AUSTIN, Texas, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced the TeraStation™ 5000 WSS Series of high performance network attached storage appliances based on Windows® Storage Server 2012, delivering a highly cost-effective solution for SMB and Enterprise customers alike.

Comprised of four different configurations and capacities from 4 TB – 24 TB, including a 1U rack mount, the TeraStation 5000 WSS Series offers high-performance RAID-based network storage, powered by a dual-core Intel® Atom™ processor and 4 GB of installed RAM for class-leading performance. It offers complete data protection with available data replication and NovaBACKUP software for Windows devices. As a network storage appliance, the TeraStation 5000 WSS Series delivers excellent economics by leveraging reliable hardware matched with robust storage capabilities.

Buffalo's TeraStation 5000 WSS Series provides enhanced operation and seamless integration with Windows computers and servers. Based on Windows Storage Server 2012, the TeraStation 5000 WSS Series delivers high levels of availability to protect from a range of failures and help preserve uptime. As an affordable turnkey solution, the TeraStation 5000 WSS Series offers the advantages of the latest Windows storage innovations for a variety of data needs.

"The continuity and availability of business data is essential to the performance and success of a company," said Hajime Nakai, chief executive officer at Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc. "The new TeraStation 5000 WSS Series serves to help preserve data integrity and offer highly available storage with multiple options for data protection and networking integration at an outstanding value."

Buffalo's TeraStation 5000 WSS Series of network attached storage appliances provides reliable simultaneous NAS and iSCSI unified storage for an array of business needs and sizes. With support for NTFS for very specific file-level security and Native Active Directory support, the TeraStation 5000 WSS Series integrates with large Windows networks. It provides advanced features such as centralized management, DFS replication and, on select models powered by Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard Edition, BranchCache, DHCP, failover clustering, enhanced block level data deduplication and unlimited concurrent connections. Buffalo's TeraStation 5000 WSS also features hot-swap SATA hard drives, dual Intel gigabit NICs, two USB 3.0 ports for backup and accessories as well as multiple levels of RAID redundancy, providing a dependable and cost-effective storage solution for businesses of all sizes. The TeraStation 5000 WSS Series is a highly cost-effective solution for SMB and enterprise businesses.   

Pricing and Availability

Featuring Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup Edition, and the 1.86 GHz Intel Atom Processor D2550, the TeraStation 5200 WSS and TeraStation 5400 WSS are available in a variety of capacities and drive configurations:

  • The two-drive TeraStation 5200 WSS is available now at an estimated street price of $949.99 for the 4 TB (WS5200D0402) and $1,299.99 for the 8 TB (WS5200D0802).
  • The four-drive TeraStation 5400 WSS is available now at an estimated street price of $1,299.99 for the 4 TB (WS5400D0404), $1,599.99 for the 8 TB (WS5400D0804) and $1,899.99 for the 12 TB (WS5400D1204).

Featuring Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard Edition and the 2.13 GHz Intel Atom Processor D2700, the TeraStation 5400r Rackmount WSS and TeraStation 5600 WSS are available in a variety of capacities and drive configurations:

  • The four-drive 1U TeraStation 5400r Rackmount WSS is available now at an estimated street price of $2,799.99 for the 8 TB (WS5400R0804) and $3,799.99 for the 16 TB (WS5400R1604).
  • The six-drive TeraStation 5600 WSS is available now at an estimated street price of $2,599.99 for the 12 TB (WS5600D1206) and $3,999.99 for the 24 TB (WS5600D2406).

All Buffalo TeraStation 5000 WSS units are backed by a limited three-year warranty including toll-free U.S.-based technical support available 24/7.

About Buffalo Technology

Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading provider of award-winning networking, storage and multimedia solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With more than three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit www.buffalotech.com.

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