Buffalo Debuts TeraStation WSS Storage Solution

Buffalo releases a slew of products, including a storage solution, an upgrade to its LinkStation family and a USB 3.0 ExpressCard solution.

Network and direct attached storage and wireless networking company Buffalo Technology announced the release of TeraStation WSS utilizing Windows Storage Server, aimed at small to medium-size businesses (SMBs). Incorporating an x86 hardware platform, the TeraStation WSS features four quick-swap SATA hard drives, an enhanced power supply and redundant RAID technology. The TeraStation WSS also offers improved file security by utilizing Window's NTFS file system, coupled with the native Active Directory support. It also features Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 Express Edition.

The TeraStation III WSS is backed by a limited three-year warranty that includes toll-free 24/7 technical support and is available at an estimated street prices of $1,599.99 for the and $1,999.99 for the 4TB. "Buffalo Technology has been a leader in the SMB storage space and incorporating Windows Storage Server is just the next step," said Ralph Spagnola, vice president of sales at Buffalo Technology. "The latest TeraStation WSS is Buffalo delivering on its ongoing commitment of producing high quality, robust storage solutions to the SMB market that are not only cost effective but are able to meet the high demands of today's business needs."

Last week the company also released the USB 3.0 ExpressCard . The USB 3.0 ExpressCard accompanies Buffalo's DriveStation HD-HXU3, a USB 3.0 external storage solution. The USB 3.0 ExpressCard adapter offers consumers transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps on two available ports and is backward compatible with all USB 2.0 enabled devices. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 DriveStation is available in 1.0TB, 1.5TB and 2.0TB capacities. The USB 3.0 ExpressCard is backed by a limited one-year warranty that includes toll-free 24/7 technical support and is available at estimated street prices of $59.99, while the DriveStation USB 3.0 is backed by the same warranty and support and is currently available at estimated street prices of $199.99 for 1TB, $249.99 for 1.5TB and $399.99 for 2.0TB.

"Buffalo's core of innovation has always been a driving force inside our company," said Spagnola. "Our family of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 devices displays the commitment we have to company values by offering consumers a massive jump in performance, and delivering the fastest, most reliable solutions on the market."

In addition, the company announced a refreshing of LinkStation Duo NAS product. Available in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities, the LinkStation Duo features enhanced performance speeds of up to 40MB/s, twice the speed of its Pro Duo predecessor, and it can be configured in RAID 0 for capacity or RAID 1 for redundant storage. The solution is DLNA certified, allowing it to stream content to any DLNA compatible media device, including Sony's PlayStation 3 game console and Buffalo's LinkTheater products. Plus, LinkStation Duo acts as an iTunes server, integrating with and allowing the iTunes software access to music files stored on the server. The LinkStation Duo also supports Apple Time Machine for backup and Apple Bonjour. Prices are $259.99 for the 1TB, $339.99 for the 2TB and $499.99 for the 4TB.