DriveStation™ Ultra

Press Releases Jul 22, 2015

AUSTIN, TX - July 22nd, 2015 - Buffalo Americas, a leading provider of external storage, network attached storage (NAS) and networking solutions, today announced availability of its new DriveStation Ultra, a high-capacity direct attached storage solution ideal for businesses and professionals that demand fast data transfer speeds for large files, such as high resolution 4K video.

Professionals working in video production, gaming development, CAD design and more require both fast data transfer of extremely large files and the capacity to store them in a convenient form factor that is readily accessible. The DriveStation Ultra was designed to meet the performance and capacity needs of these industries with its 10-drive design, delivering up to 80 TB in a desktop form factor. Equipped with Thunderbolt 2, Mac users can experience write speeds up to 1243 MB/s using RAID 0.

"We designed the DriveStation Ultra from the ground up to meet the capacity, scalability and speed requirements of our professional customers, equipping it with multiple interface support and an industry-first 10-bay design for a desktop form factor," said Matt Dargis, COO, Buffalo Americas, Inc. "Enabling customers to daisy chain up to six DriveStation Ultras for each Thunderbolt 2 connection on their devices means that a customer with a Mac Pro with six Thunderbolt 2 ports could have an unprecedented 2.88 Petabytes of storage at hand."

DriveStation Ultra Benefits and Features

  • 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

The DriveStation Ultra has an MSRP of $4,799.99 for the 40 TB model or $9,999.99 for the 80 TB model. It is available now at D&H and at other Buffalo Americas distribution and reseller partners as well as   

Register for the DriveStation Ultra Webinar

Buffalo will host a webinar on Tuesday, August 18 at 2:00 pm CDT to provide an informative session with Buffalo product managers for a detailed overview of DriveStation Ultra's features and target applications. Register here or contact for more information.

About Buffalo Americas, Inc.

Buffalo Americas, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading global provider of award-winning networking, storage, multimedia and memory solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology. For more information about Buffalo Americas and its products, please visit

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