Buffalo TeraStation 5400r WSS
The Buffalo Technology TeraStation 5400r WSS is a 1U server with four front drive bays that ships with mounting hardware from the factory.
The 2TB Western Digital Green HDDs are accessible from the front of the system, but the server does not have disk locking mechanisms.
A pull-tab on the front of the unit exposes the serial number.
In the center is a UID locator button. When pressed, a light on the front and rear of the NAS lights, so you can find the NAS easily in a full rack with several units stacked. Next to the UID are LEDs that show LAN activity and if an error has occurred. Just above drive 3 is a small power button used to turn the system on.
A thin LCD display gives us some system details when the system is on. You can change the display with a pair of buttons to the right of it.
Here we see the display in action.
A recessed reset button and a single USB 3.0 port finish the tour of the front of the 5400r WSS.
Both sides of the server use rollers for easy installation in the rack rails.
Most of the connectivity ports are on the back of the system.
The server has two fans, one on each far end on the back. A UID button with LED indicator light sits next to the fan.
Next to the reset button is a small switch that allows users to easily boot to a USB drive rather than the internal HDDs. This allows users to reinstall Windows or upgrade to a future version of Windows Server.
A 9-pin serial port allows users to connect the server to older battery backup systems that do not use USB to communicate with the server.
Two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports are next to a pair of gigabit Ethernet ports that can run independently or teamed together for increased network performance or failover.
A VGA port is just a bit further down, and you will need this to configure the server for the first time, along with a USB keyboard and mouse.
The second fan on the far end of the server is next to the 3-prong power plug.
The operating system key, model number, MAC addresses, and serial number are all shown on the top of the server.
The drive sleds are a mix of metal and plastic. We were surprised to see the drive sleds do not lock in the server for security purposes.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Huawei and Leica establish new R&D center for VR and AR
- How you can become a hacker's worst nightmare
- Snapchat announces sunglasses with a built-in camera
- How to build dynamic web apps with Angular JS
- Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to rock a 4K display
- Mirror's Edge Catalyst Graphics Performance Tweak Guide
- Prepping LGA2011 Build
- Unable to find BIOS update for motherboard
- Lian Li O Series Multiple Expansion card support
- asrock fatality h170 performance red light on bios and not monitor output no beeps
- Antec and Razer team up to co-brand a new Mini-ITX gaming chassis
- Samsung Electronics accelerates the NVMe era for consumers with its highest performing 960 PRO and EVO Solid State Drives
- Lighting is in the Aer: NZXT launches Aer RGB, premium LED PWM fans
- Syber Gaming delivers VR and 4K-ready 'C Series' small form factor gaming PC
- HyperX Gears of War gaming headset shipping now