I bought a Buffalo TeraStation 2TB NAS box the other day. It arrived today – Wohoo!
The NAS box has 4 x 500mb drives in an external box (see above). The box has an ethernet port at the back allowing it to be plugged into the router and accessed across my entire home network.
The 4 x 500mb drives come pre-configured as RAID 5 (giving approx 3 x 500gb usable space) but it can also be configured as RAID 0 or RAID 1 through a simple web interface.
Check out the bottom of the window above – 1.36TB Available!
I’m now busily copying my music, video and photo collections onto it so I can free up that space on my laptop.
The drive is refreshingly quiet, has a simple web-based configuration tool and took all of about 10 minutes from unpacking to mounted on my Mac desktop!
Thanks Branedy for the recommendation – hopefully this will work better than the Western Digital MyBook I bought a while back which was a DOA!
7 thoughts on “Buffalo TeraStation 2tb Home server review”
How much Tom? I have a 1TB (2x500GB’s) drive in RAID1 plugged into an airport extreme router at the moment serving my needs but when it’s not hugely well suited to the job. Was thinking of replacing it with a netgear readynas and discreetly running some ethernet cables around the house. We’ve got a terastation pro here at work that’s performed wonderfully on gigabit ethernet. Will be interested to see how you get on with it long term
Ryan, I bought it from dabs.ie for just over â‚¬1,000 incl. vat and delivery.
So far I am very impresed with it I have to say.
Surely it has 4 x 500Gb hard disks in it?
If not I think you might have gotten ripped off 🙂
Conor – yes it has 4 x 500mb disks but when it is configured as RAID 5 you have 3 x 500mb usable space!
Looks great. Am very interested about who cool it is in 2 months time. Give us an update then please.
I think you should double check your use of mb and Gb there Tom.
D’oh! Sorry Conor, you were absolutely right – amended now. Thanks.
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