“With an estimated 50 per cent of UK households having access to broadband and the volume of data within businesses growing by 52 per cent a year it is inevitable that users will begin to demand extra storage space in which to keep their content,” commented Gerardine Lynch, Product Marketing Manager at Buffalo. “Expanding our TeraStation line to 3TB will ensure that there is enough drive space to store and share up to 500 DVDs or 4000 CDs of data, fulfilling user demand for the foreseeable future at least!”
The TeraStation Live is designed for home users that want to store, share or stream multimedia files around the home. It also has iTunes 7 support and Direct Copy functionality. The TeraStation Pro II is designed for small and medium sized businesses and home office users. It supports Active Directory integration to allow the TeraStation Pro II to utilise domain users and groups by working as a client member in an Active Directory domain.
Both deliver data transfer rates of up to 35MB/s and feature five operating modes (Standard, RAID 0/1/5/10) for security of valuable data. The advanced RAID features also allow for email warnings when there is a system fault, scheduled RAID checks and continuous monitoring of the file system.
The 3TB devices will be available immediately for around £1,276 (ex VAT) for the TeraStation Pro II and £1,190 (ex VAT) for the TeraStation Live.