DriveStation™ Duo

Business DAS for ultra fast backups. 2-bay Hard Drive.

DriveStation™ Duo

Business DAS for ultra fast backups. 2-bay Hard Drive.

Enjoy speedier backups with the Buffalo DriveStation™ Duo USB 3.0 (HD-WLU3R1) – a high performance, multimedia, external hard drive with data transfer speeds of up to 10 times faster than standard USB 2.0 portable hard drives. The two-drive, two-bay unit is enabled RAID 0 for maximum performance or RAID 1 for maximum redundant storage. It quickly provides additional storage to backup all your multimedia files. DriveStation™ Duo USB 3.0 is the perfect choice for a small office that requires large amounts of storage space.

Total Capacity

4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 12TB, 16TB

Number of Drives


Drive Type

HDD 3.5"

Drive Interface


TurboPC EX provides even more power

The new TurboPC EX function increases the performance of TurboPC through faster data transfer and copying speeds. This allows files to be saved, copied and transferred even faster.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Internal Hard Drives

Number of Drives
Drive Type
HDD 3.5"
Total Capacity
4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 12TB, 16TB
Drive Interface
Supported RAID Levels
JBOD, 0, 1

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, Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Mac OS X 10.4 or later
86 x 127 x 204mm
Operating Environment
5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power Consumption (max,)
2.5 Watts
Power Supply
AC 100-240V 50/60Hz
Power Management System
Special Features
Direct Attached Storage with RAID
** Models with 16TB capacity or more are not compatible with Windows XP

Product Part Numbers

Product Code
HD-WL4TU3R1-EB – 4TB, HD-WL6TU3R1-EB – 6TB, HD-WL8TU3R1-EB – 8TB, HD-WL12TU3R1-EB - 12TB, HD-WL16TU3R1-EB - 16TB


Product images

Manuals / Setup / Latest Product Information
Documentation & Software --
Quick Setup Guide All 18-01-2012
User Manual All 18-01-2012
Software User Manuals All 20-04-2011
Firmware updater 1.10 Intel Mac 17-01-2017
Release notes 1.10 Intel Mac 11-01-2017
Release notes 1.10 Windows 11-01-2017
Firmware updater 1.10 Windows 11-01-2017
Release notes 1.40 Windows 26-09-2016
TurboPC EX 1.40 Windows 26-09-2016
RAID Utility Windows 12-02-2015
RAID Utility Mac OS 10.6 or later 14-11-2013
CD Images
DriveNavigator 1.51 Windows 20-06-2017
Release notes 1.51 Windows 16-12-2013