DriveStation™ Quad

Business DAS with huge Capacity. Includes WD Red hard drives.

Product Data Sheet

DriveStation™ Quad

Business DAS with huge Capacity. Includes WD Red hard drives.

Buffalo Technology’s DriveStation™ Quad (HD-QHU3R5 series) is a 4-bay Direct Attached Storage device perfect for demanding SMB. The HD-QHU3R5 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-QHU3R5 series is sold fully populated with WD Red drives and total capacities of 8, 12, 16, or 24TB.

Total Capacity

8TB, 12TB, 16TB, 24TB

Number of Drives


Drive Type

HDD 3.5"

Drive Interface

SATA 3Gb/s

WD Red™ hard drives

This series is completely equipped with extremely reliable WD Red™ hard disks, which provide vibration protection and longevity among other features.

RAID support

This DriveStation™ is ready for intensive data storage tasks and offers users a choice of supported RAID modes depending on the required capacity and redundancy.

Hot Swap

When using RAID 1 or RAID 5 (full redundancy) the DriveStation™ will automatically shut down the defective hard disk in case of a failure. The disk can then be securely replaced without loss of data or time.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Equipped with super-fast USB 3.0, but also supports standard USB 2.0 port, no adjustment required, just connect to a USB 2.0 port.

Removable front panel

Access the four hard drive bays from the removable front panel (no tools required). Faulty drives can be easily maintained or replaced with Quick Swap.

Plug and play

Plug and play connectivity: Simply plug the hard drive into a USB port on your computer or other device. No driver installation or complicated configuration is required.

Internal Hard Drives

Number of Drives
Drive Type
HDD 3.5"
Total Capacity
8TB, 12TB, 16TB, 24TB
Drive Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Supported RAID Levels
Spanning, JBOD, 0, 1, 5, 10

USB Interface

Standard Compliance
USB 3.0
USB 3.0 Ports
Max Transmission Rate
Max: 5 Gb/s


Client OS
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, Mac OS X 10.6 or later
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
Special Features
Direct Attached Storage with huge capacity and RAID

Product Part Numbers

Product Code
HD-QH8TU3R5-EU - 8TB, HD-QH12TU3R5-EU – 12TB, HD-QH16TU3R5-EU - 16TB, HD-QH24TU3R5-EU - 24TB
Manuals / Setup / Latest Product Information
Documentation & Software --
Release notes 1.10 Intel Mac 20-11-2014
Release notes 1.10 Windows 20-11-2014
Firmware updater 1.10 Intel Mac 20-11-2014
Firmware updater 1.10 Windows 20-11-2014
RAID Utility Mac 10.6 or later 12-02-2015
RAID Utility Windows 12-02-2015