Buffalo DriveStation Duo 8TB (2x4TB) 2 Bay USB 3.0 DAS
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Buffalo DriveStation Duo 8TB (2x4TB) 2 Bay USB 3.0 DAS

QuickFind: 620416 Mfr part code: HD-WL8TU3R1-EB
  • 8TB (2 x 4TB)
  • Flexible Storage and Automatic Data Protection
  • 2-Drive USB 3.0 Storage with RAID Redundancy
  • Easy Scheduled Backup

Product Description

Buffalo DriveStation Duo 8TB (2x4TB) 2 Bay USB 3.0 DAS

DriveStation™ Duo is a 2-drive, USB 3.0, high capacity, redundant storage and backup solution for PC and Mac® computers. Configure for full capacity or mirror the hard drives for redundant data protection.

2-Drive USB 3.0 Storage with RAID Redundancy

DriveStation™ Duo is an easy to use 2-drive USB 3.0 storage solution for PC and Mac® computers. Instantly expand storage or schedule automatic back-ups with USB 3.0/2.0 plug and play connectivity.

Easy to Use Storage

With terabytes of storage, DriveStation Duo provides reliable, easy to use storage for your PC or Mac® computer. Quickly expand the capacity of your computer for your favorite music, photos, videos and more.

The simple USB 3.0/2.0 interface offers plug and play setup and universal connectivity.

Easy Scheduled Backup

DriveStation Duo is perfect for backing up your important files. Disaster and hard drive failures can occur unexpectedly; don't leave your important files and treasured memories in the hands of chance. Schedule regular backups for your PC with Buffalo Backup Utility or use Time Machine® for your Mac. Protect all of your data, down to the last byte.

Flexible Storage and Automatic Data Protection

DriveStation Duo provides users the flexibility to easily maximize capacity or protect their data using RAID redundancy.

  • RAID 0 combines both drives into a single array offering maximum storage capacity with no redundancy.
  • RAID 1 offers maximum redundancy by mirroring both drives. Data is automatically duplicated, so that if one drive fails, the data is kept safe on the other. Buffalo recommends RAID 1 for all devices using two hard drives.

Backup Business Essentials

DriveStation Duo comes with one license of NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials, an easy to use, complete backup solution for Windows® PCs, Windows® Servers, and SQL/Exchange Databases.

  • Restore any file, from a single view, regardless of when or where the files were backed up
  • Local and online backup
  • Free and premium off-site backup capabilities
  • Integration of online storage services for reliable compatibility
  • Disk imaging disaster recovery allows complete system imaging and complete system restore
  • System restore completed in matter of hours instead of days
  • Bare Metal Restore for quick reconstruction on blank system
  • Essential to business continuity
  • Each unit comes with 1 license of NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials

Buffalo Tools

Buffalo Tools is a feature-rich suite of optional software included on many Buffalo DriveStation and MiniStation storage products. Any or all of the following components of Buffalo Tools may be installed on Windows PCs.

  • Buffalo's Backup Utility is an easy-to-use and fully featured backup software for Windows PCs and can be used to back up one or multiple computers with a single Buffalo external hard drive.
  • eco Manager is an energy efficiency tool used to conserve energy and reduce battery consumption by regulating the power usage of the hard drive, cutting power to the drive during extended periods of inactivity.
  • RAMDISK is a simple utility that allows you to create a RAM disk on your Windows PC which creates a small, but extremely fast environment to work on files in.
  • SecureLock software for Windows® provides complete control of the data encryption on your Buffalo external hard drive, providing password protection and software data encryption.


    Internal Hard Drives

  • Number of Drives - 2
  • Drive Interface - SATA 3 Gb/s
  • Hard Drive Sizes - 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 4 TB
  • Total Capacity - 2 TB, 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB
  • Supported RAID Levels - 1, Normal (Independent Disks)
  • Max. Disk Transfer Rate - 225 MB/s (RAID 0, sequential read)
  • USB Interface

  • Standard Compliance - USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
  • Number of Ports - 1
  • Data Transfer Rates - Max. 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0), Max. 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
  • Other

  • Dimensions (W x H x D) - 3.4 x 5 x 8.1 in
  • Weight - 4.5 lbs
  • Operating Environment (Fahrenheit) - 41-95°
  • Client OS Support - Windows® 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Windows®2000, Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit)*, Windows Server® 2003 R2 (32-bit)*, Windows Server® 2008 (32-bit/64-bit)*, Windows Server® 2008 R2 (64-bit)*, Mac OS® X 10.5 or later*†
  • Power Supply - AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz

*Only basic external hard drive functionality is supported in these operating systems, some included utilities may not work.

†The HDD default format is NTFS; to work with Mac, reformat the HDD using Mac Disk Utility.

Technical Specification

Buffalo DriveStation Duo 8TB (2x4TB) 2 Bay USB 3.0 DAS

Hard Drive

Type HDD
Capacity 2 x 4 TB
Interface Type SATA 3Gb/s

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays 2 (total) / 0 (free) x external
Interfaces 1 x USB 3.0

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Limited warranty - 2 years
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 2 years


Device Type Hard drive array


Installed Devices / Modules Qty 2
Supported Devices / Modules Qty 2
Supported Drives SATA-300


Total Array Capacity 8 TB
HDD Array External Interface USB 3.0

Storage Controller

Interface Type SATA 3Gb/s

System Requirements

OS Required Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bits)


Software Included SecureLockWare, Buffalo Tools, NovaBACKUP Business Essentials


Power Device External power adapter
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V - 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational 36 Watt

Dimensions & Weight

Width 8.6 cm
Depth 20.4 cm
Height 12.7 cm
Weight 2 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 5 °C
Max Operating Temperature 35 °C
Humidity Range Operating 20 - 80% (non-condensing)

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