Buffalo Releases TeraStation ES NAS Solution

Buffalo Technology launches the TeraStation ES, featuring two Ethernet ports for port trunking and load balancing, as well as hot-swappable drives and an oversized cooling system.

Networking and storage solutions specialist Buffalo Technology has launched the TeraStation ES, its latest network-attached storage device aimed at SMBs. The RAID-based appliance features Active Directory integration, real-time share replication, and hot swap and hot spare hard drives.

Backed by a three-year warranty, the solution is available at estimated street prices of $699.99 for the 2TB version, $899.99 for the 4TB version, $1,299.99 for the 6TB version and $1,699.99 for the 8TB version.

The unit offers an oversized cooling system, a heavy-duty power supply and 128-bit AES encryption, representing reliability and security upgrades the company has made. Additionally, the TeraStation ES includes two Ethernet ports for port trunking and load balancing and hot swappable drives for continued use of the device in the event of a component failure. Setup and maintenance time have been reduced through the appliance's intuitive Web-based GUI, the company said.

"In this information society, small businesses' digital asset management is vital, and SMBs are in need of a solution that supports the quick storage, backup and management of data in an efficient and cost-effective manner," said Ralph Spagnola, vice president of sales at Buffalo Technology. "With an attractive price tag and a fantastic array of features, we are confident that the new TeraStation ES is the perfect data management solution for any small business."

Earlier in the month, the company announced a refresh of its LinkStation Duo NAS solution, available in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities, Duo features enhanced performance speeds of up to 40MB per second, 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 LinkStation Duo also acts as an iTunes server, integrating with and allowing the iTunes software access to music files stored on the server. In addition, the solution supports Apple Time Machine for easy backup and Apple Bonjour.

The Buffalo LinkStation Duo is backed by a limited one-year warranty and includes toll-free, 24/7 technical support. It is available at an estimated street price of $259.99 for the 1TB model, $339.99 for the 2TB model and $499.99 for the 4TB model.