HD-WLU3 : DriveStation™ Duo USB 3.0
4TB
HD-WL4TU3R1-EU
6TB
HD-WL6TU3R1-EU
8TB
HD-WL8TU3R1-EU
4TB
HD-WL4TU3R1-EB
6TB
HD-WL6TU3R1-EB
8TB
HD-WL8TU3R1-EB
Experience ultra fast backups with SuperSpeed USB hard drives
Buffalo DriveStation™ Duo USB 3.0 offers up to 10 times faster data transfer speed.
Enjoy speedier backups with the Buffalo DriveStation™ Duo USB 3.0 (HD-WLU3) – 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 the home or small office that requires large amounts of storage space.
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Ultra high-speed data transfer

Equipped with USB interface speeds of up to 5 Gbps (with USB 3.0) and backup software from NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials, the DriveStation™ Duo 3.0 is primed to backup your database or entire server system quickly.

Turbo charge performance

The DriveStation™ Duo 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.

Quick swap drives – 2 drive, 2 bay Direct Attached Storage

Quick swap technology allows faulty drives to be easily accessed and replaced.

Removable front panel

Access the two hard drive bays via the removable front panel (no tools required). Faulty drives are easily serviced or replaced with Quick Swap.

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.

Multiple connectivity

Provides multiple connectivity – with interface speeds of up to 5Gbps for USB 3.0 and 480MBps for USB 2.0 connections; hard drive is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

Connect and go

Easy to use and setup, simply plug it into the USB and play; no drivers required

Pre-formatted drive

Ready to use, anytime

Complete backup solution with NovaStor NovaBACKUP

NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials is your complete backup solution for your Windows® PCs and Windows Storage Server® 2003 and 2008, including backup of servers running Microsoft SQL and Exchange.

RAID support

Three operational modes: 0, 1 and Standard.

Warranty: 2 years

Internal Hard Drives
Number of Drives
2
Total Capacity
4TB, 6TB, 8TB
Drive Interface
SATA 2, 3 Gb/s
Supported RAID Levels
JBOD, 0, 1
USB Interface
Standard Compliance
USB 3.0
USB 3.0 Ports
1
Data Transfer Rates
Max: 5 Gb/s
Other
Client OS
Windows® 7(32/64bit), Vista(32/64bit), XP, Windows Server® 2008 R2(64bit), 2008(32/64bit), 2003 R2(32bit), 2003(32bit), Mac OS® 10.4 or higher
Dimensions
86 x 127 x 204mm
Weight
2Kg
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
Yes
Product Part Numbers
Product Code
HD-WL4TU3R1-EU – 4TB, HD-WL6TU3R1-EU – 6TB, HD-WL8TU3R1-EU – 8TB, HD-WL4TU3R1-EB – 4TB, HD-WL6TU3R1-EB – 6TB, HD-WL8TU3R1-EB – 8TB
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Note: 1TB = 1, 000, 000, 000, 000Bytes. Actual data throughput will vary depending upon environment factor.

DriveStation™ Duo USB 3.0

The unit is very compact and silent and the USB 3.0 connection, at the moment, is the best choice for an external HD. The unit offer the possibility to configure the drives in Raid 0, 1 and JBOD and there is also a license of NovaBACKUP Business Essentials. The only con is the price, but the DiriveStation Duo has received the ReHWolution Platinum Award. 

Utilities

Downloads

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You can use FREE utilities such as WinZIP (PC) and Stuffit Expander (Mac) to decompress these files after download.

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
10-02-2014
XP up to Windows 7 32/64bit
RAID Utility for Windows
10-02-2014
Mac OS 10.4-10.6
RAID Utility for Mac OS X
TurboPC EX
12.16 MB
08-10-2014
1.33
Windows
For supported OS see release notes
08-10-2014
1.33
Windows

CD Images

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
28-05-2013
1.51
Windows
For supported OS see release notes
28-05-2013
1.51
Windows

Documentation