TS-XL : TeraStation™ III
Business class network storage solution for
demanding home office and small business users
Buffalo TeraStation™ III is a RAID-enabled NAS built for maximum reliability and performance.The Buffalo TeraStation™ III is a larger capacity, business class Network-attached Storage (NAS) device, designed for small and medium businesses (SMBs) and home office users who demand a RAID-based network storage solution with business class and business continuity features such as Active Directory Support, Hot Swap drives, Replication, and dual Ethernet ports for port trunking and load balancing. TeraStation™ III boasts one of the best network file transfer rates, making it the clear choice for business users who want maximum performance and reliability. Device is also available in 1U Rackmount.
Five operating modes for maximum flexibility
Robust RAID 5 capabilityBuffalo TeraStation™ III is a larger capacity NAS device with robust RAID 5 capability. Redundancy of four separate hard drives in RAID 5 or RAID 1 modes ensures data security even during hard drive failure.
Hop Swap protection against data lossThe TeraStation™ III comes with Hot Swap functionality which means if a hard drive fails, it will automatically power down the faulty drive so you can safely remove and replace it without losing any data or experiencing any down time.
RAID SupportFive operating modes: RAID 0, 1, 5,10 and Standard - for maximum flexibility.
Hot Spare and MirroringHot Spare and Mirroring - a failover mechanism that provides reliability for uninterrupted operations. Hot Spare enables automatic switch over to a spare drive during hard drive failure to ensure business continuity.
Reading external USB hard driveUse the attached EXT3 Reader to read external USB data on a Windows-based PC by connecting the USB hard drives to the PC via the USB ports.
Active Directory supportActive Directory simplifies management of each TeraStation™.
Automatic Disk EncryptionAutomatically encrypts data - for maximum data protection.
Built-in print serverEnables all computers on the network to share a USB printer.
Eco-friendly, energy-saving (PC only)Features the PC Interlocking Power Management System which makes power saving effortless and the Schedule Power Management System which helps to reduce CO2 omissions and save up to 66% power.
Buffalo's Web Access technologyBuffalo's unique Web Access technology allows you to easily access and share your photos, music files, and videos stored on your Buffalo NAS with anyone who has access to the Internet. No special software is required. Simply send a link via e-mail to your friends and family and they can securely access the files you have selected for them to see.
Built-in DNLA™ Media ServerThe TeraStation™ III has a built-in DNLA™ Media Server to stream digital files to any DLNA™ compatible digital entertainment device.
Built-in BitTorrent™ clientDownload large files independently without having to power up your PC with the built-in BitTorrent™ client feature found in all Buffalo’s LinkStation™ and TeraStation™ NAS devices. The BitTorrent™ client frees your PC or laptop for other activities. A BitTorrent™ client is a programme that uses the BitTorrent™ protocol to manage large file downloads and uploads over the Internet.
Complete back-up solution with NovaBACKUP® Business EssentialsThe TeraStation™ III 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.
Backup for multiple Mac computersSupports Apple Time Machine - for backup of multiple Mac computers.
Data Transfer Ratess
Number of Ports
2 (Auto MDIX)
Internal Hard Drives
Number of Drives
Hard Drive Sizes
1TB, 2TB, 3TB
4.0TB, 8.0TB, 12.0TB
Supported RAID Levels
0, 1, 5, 10
USB Type A
Number of Ports
Data Transfer Ratess
Max: 480Mbps (High-Speed Mode),
Max: 12Mbps (Full Speed Mode)
SMB/CIFS, AFP, FTP/FTPS, SFTP, HTTP/HTTPS, NFS
170 x 215 x 230mm
Windows® 8 (32/64bit), Win® 2000, XP, Vista, MCE2004/05, Win Server 2000/2003/2008, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
5-35°C, 20-80% (non condensing)
Internal AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Product Part Numbers
Note: 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000Bytes. Actual data throughput will vary depending upon environment factor.
Number of Bays
USB 2.0 x2
Data Transfer Rates*
Active Directory support
Hot Swap / Hot Spare
Realtime Back-up Replication
DLNA™ Media Server
NovaBACKUP Business Essential - 10 User Licences
Apple Time Machine®
Power Management System