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BUFFALO DriveStation Quad 4 Bay 12TB RAID External Hard Drive USB3.0 - HD-QL12TU3R5

BUFFALO DriveStation Quad 4 Bay 12TB RAID External Hard Drive USB3.0 - HD-QL12TU3R5 - 1
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DriveStation™ Quad is an easy to use 4-drive USB 3.0 storage solution for PC and Mac computers. Instantly expand storage or schedule automatic back-ups with USB 3.0/2.0 plug and play connectivity.


With terabytes of storage, DriveStation Quad provides reliable, easy to use storage for your PC or Mac® computer. Quickly expand the capacity of your computer for your favorite music, photos, videos and more.

The simple USB 3.0/2.0 interface offers plug and play setup and universal connectivity.


DriveStation Quad is perfect for backing up your important files. Disaster and hard drive failures can occur unexpectedly; don't leave your important files and treasured memories in the hands of chance.

Schedule regular backups for your PC with Buffalo Backup Utility or use Time Machine for your Mac. Protect all of your data, down to the last byte.


DriveStation Quad features four hard drives and support for multiple levels of RAID redundancy for a customizable blend of capacity and data protection.

  • RAID 0 combines both drives into a single array offering maximum storage capacity with no redundancy.
  • RAID 5 stripes the data across all four drives, interspersing parity data to provide an efficient blend of fault tolerance and storage capacity
  • RAID 10 mirrors two sets of hard drives and combines them into a single array, striping data across all mirrored sets for fault tolerance and increased performance.


DriveStation Quad comes with one license of NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials, an easy to use, complete backup solution for Windows® PCs, Windows® Servers, and SQL/Exchange Databases.

  • Restore any file, from a single view, regardless of when or where the files were backed up
  • Local and online backup
  • Free and premium off-site backup capabilities
  • Integration of online storage services for reliable compatibility
  • Disk imaging disaster recovery allows complete system imaging and complete system restore
  • System restore completed in matter of hours instead of days
  • Bare Metal Restore for quick reconstruction on blank system
  • Essential to business continuity
  • Each unit comes with 1 license of NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials

Buffalo_Tools_Icon.jpgBUFFALO TOOLS

Buffalo Tools is a feature-rich suite of optional software included on many Buffalo DriveStation and MiniStation storage products. Any or all of the following components of Buffalo Tools may be installed on Windows PCs.

  • Buffalo's Backup Utility is an easy-to-use and fully featured backup software for Windows PCs and can be used to back up one or multiple computers with a single Buffalo external hard drive. 
  • eco Manager is an energy efficiency tool used to conserve energy and reduce battery consumption by regulating the power usage of the hard drive, cutting power to the drive during extended periods of inactivity. 
  • RAMDISK is a simple utility that allows you to create a RAM disk on your Windows PC which creates a small, but extremely fast environment to work on files in. 
  • SecureLock software for Windows® provides complete control of the data encryption on your Buffalo external hard drive, providing password protection and software data encryption.

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Internal Hard Drives
Number of Drives 4
Drive Interface SATA 3 Gb/s
Supported RAID Levels 5, 10
Max. Disk Transfer Rate 235 MB/s (RAID 0, sequential read)
USB Interface
Standard Compliance USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
Number of Ports 1
Data Transfer Rates Max. 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0), Max. 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.9 x 6.1 x 9.2 in
Weight 12.5 lbs
Operating Environment (Fahrenheit) 41-95°
Client OS Support Windows® 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Windows®2000, Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit)*, Windows Server® 2003 R2 (32-bit)*, Windows Server® 2008 (32-bit/64-bit)*, Windows Server® 2008 R2 (64-bit)*, Mac OS® X 10.4 - 10.7*
Power Consumption 86 W (Max)
Power Supply AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz
*Only basic external hard drive functionality is supported in these operating systems, some included utilities may not work.

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