HD-QHU3 : DriveStation™ Quad USB 3.0
8 TB
12 TB
16 TB
24 TB
Huge Capacity Direct Attached Storage
Fully populated with high-reliability WD Red™ drives

Buffalo Technology’s DriveStation™ Quad (HD-QHU3 series) is a 4-bay Direct Attached Storage device perfect for demanding SMB. The HD-QHU3 comes fully populated with high-reliability WD Red™ drives in total capacities of up to 24TB.

The DriveStation™ Quad is RAID-enabled for customised redundancy and capacity depending on your specific needs and also comes with 10 licenses of NovaStor NovaBACKUP Business Essentials software.

The DriveStation™ Quad features the capacity, redundancy, and performance required for any demanding user – the perfect solution for backing up large servers, multimedia files, or databases. The HD-QHU3 series is sold fully populated with WD Red drives and total capacities of 8, 12, 16, or 24TB.

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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.

RAID support

The HD-QHU3 is ready for intensive data storage tasks: users can choose from multiple levels of RAID support (0/1/5/10/JBOD) for customised capacity and redundancy according to their specific needs.

Hot Swap

With RAID 1 or RAID 5 (full redundancy), even if a drive fails, the DriveStation™ HD-QHU3 will automatically power down the faulty drive to allow its safe removal and replacement without causing any data loss or down time.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Buffalo’s HD-QHU3 features SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with interface speeds up to 5 Gbps. Simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add enormous capacity.

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.

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 or 3, 3 Gb/s
Supported RAID Levels
JBOD, Spanning, 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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