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Buffalo TeraStation 5600 Six-Bay Windows Storage Server Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: May 6, 2014 2:05 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Buffalo

Buffalo TeraStation 5600 WSS

 

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The packaging for the TeraStation 5600 is similar to what we find with other enterprise solutions. Here we have a plain box with a label carrying capacity information along with branding.

 

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Scope of delivery includes the setup guide, power cable, Ethernet cable, and Server 2012 R2 restore on a microSD card.

 

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The TeraStation features a slightly glossy front panel with an LCD at the top. Buttons to the right allow you to cycle through options on the screen.

 

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Opening the front panel, we find all the drive trays numbered with adjacent markings on the chassis itself. To the right, we have a VGA port for first time setup.

 

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Internally, our unit housed six 2TB WD Green drives. These are the WD20EZRX variant with 64MB cache.

 

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The back of the TeraStation has two 92mm fans to pull heat out of the unit. Over to the left, we find the I/O panel with dual gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0.

 

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The motherboard for the unit houses two PCIe slots for the backplane. Over to the right, we have the Intel Atom and chipset hiding under the black heat sink. The memory, found under the heat sink, looks like it may be upgradeable.

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