Buffalo America has just introduced their latest storage offering and this time it isn’t an NAS but a DAS instead. DAS stands for direct attached storage and it’s as such directly connected to another system instead of sharing the stored data over the network like an NAS does. Other than that, it’s a lot of the same.
The new Buffalo DAS is the DriveStation Ultra, a 10-bay system that connects through Thunderbolt 2 and comes as equipped with either ten 4TB NAS drives or ten 8TB Helium filled Enterprise drives. Thanks to the Thunderbolt 2 connection, this DAS can achieve up to 1243 MB/s write speeds in RAID 0.
This DAS could very well be the perfect storage solution for people who work with a lot of large files such as 4K videos or CAD projects. You should have the best possible storage and speed with a unit like that.
If one shouldn’t be enough storage, then attach some more. The Mac Pro comes with six Thunderbolt 2 ports and you can daisy-chain up to six DriveStation Ultras per port. With enough money, you could attach an incredible 2.88 Petabytes of storage to a single Mac Pro. Impressive, but not cheap.
The DriveStation Ultra has an MSRP of $4799.99 for the 40 TB model or $9999.99 for the 80 TB model. It is available now at D&H and at other Buffalo Americas distribution and reseller partners.
- Desktop form factor with 10 hard drives provides up to 80 TB of storage within easy reach
- 40 TB model features 10 NAS hard drives and 80 TB model features 10 helium-filled enterprise hard drives optimized for continuous operation
- Multiple I/O interface support to deliver maximum flexibility and compatibility for Mac and PC users, including two Thunderbolt 2 ports, one eSATA port and one USB 3.0 port and corresponding cables
- RAID 0, RAID 5 and RAID 6 options allow users the flexibility to maximize capacity or protect data with RAID redundancy
- Three-year warranty and 24/7 U.S.-based technical support