HD-QHU3 : DriveStation™ Quad USB 3.0
8 TB
12 TB
16 TB
24 TB
Quick backup for your servers with SuperSpeed USB hard drives

The Buffalo DriveStation™ Quad is a high performance, multimedia, USB 3.0 external hard drive perfect for the home or small office that requires large amounts of storage space.

The DriveStation™ Quad features the capacity, redundancy and performance required for any demanding user, the perfect solution for backing up large servers or multimedia files.

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Ultra high-speed data transfer

With data transfer speeds of up to 300MB per second and equipped with backup software from NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials, the DriveStation™ Quad USB 3.0 is able to backup your database or entire server system quickly.

Turbo charge performance

The DriveStation™ Quad USB 3.0 comes complete with the Buffalo Tools suite of complimentary software offering enhancements such as TurboPC and TurboCopy to improve the drives’ file transfer speed and copy performance.

Eco-friendly, power-saving (PC only)

AutoPower feature turns the drive on and off automatically.

Quick Swap drives – 4 drive, 4 bay direct attached storage

Quick Swap technology allows faulty drives to be easily accessed and replaced.

Removable front panel

Access the four hard drive bays via the removable front panel (no tools required). Faulty drives are easily serviced or replaced with Quick Swap.

RAID support

Four operational modes: 0,1, 5, 10 and Standard – for greater flexibility.

Multiple connectivity

Provides multiple connectivity - with interface speeds of up to 5Gbps for USB 3.0 and 480MBps for USB 2.0 connections; hard drive is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

Connect and go

The Buffalo DriveStation™ Quad USB 3.0 is easy to use and setup; simply plug it into the USB and play. No drivers required.

Pre-formatted drive

Ready to use, anytime

Maximum data protection with SecureLockWare

SecureLockWare™ – a Windows® PC software that encrypts and secures your important data on your Buffalo external hard drive, making it impossible to access the drive without providing a password, thus preventing unauthorised access.

Complete Back-up Solution with NovaBACKUP

The TeraStation™ is bundled with ten licenses of NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials. The NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials provides a complete, all-in-one data protection solution for small and medium businesses serious about protecting digital assets. Regardless of theft, user error or hardware failure, NovaBACKUP® keeps data secure.

Internal Hard Drives
Number of Drives
Total Capacity
8TB, 12TB, 16TB, 24TB
Drive Interface
SATA 2, 3 Gb/s
Supported RAID Levels
JBOD, 0, 1, 5, 10
USB Interface
Standard Compliance
USB 3.0
USB 3.0 Ports
Data Transfer Rates
Max: 5 Gb/s
Client OS
Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS 10.4 - 10.9
Dimensions (WxHxD)
149 x 154 x 233mm
Operating Environment
5-35°C, 20-80% (non condensing)
Power Consumption (Max.)
Max. 90W, Avg. 38W
Power Supply
Internal AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Management System
Product Part Numbers
Product Code
HD-QH12TU3R5-EU – 12TB
HD-QH16TU3R5-EU - 16TB
HD-QH24TU3R5-EU - 24TB
Note: 1TB = 1, 000, 000, 000, 000Bytes. Actual data throughput will vary depending upon environment factor.

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For supported OS see release notes
Intel Mac
For supported OS see release notes
Intel Mac