DriveStation™ Ultra 

DriveStation™ Ultra is a high performance and high capacity direct attached storage solution ideal for businesses that demand fast data transfer speeds for large files, such as high resolution video.  Mac® users can experience the blazing fast speeds using the Thunderbolt 2 connector, and PC users can also connect through high-speed USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces.



The DriveStation Ultra is an ultrafast, high capacity and high performance desktop solution available in either a 10-drive or 6-drive model, and comes equipped with enterprise or NAS hard drives designed for continuous operation. The DriveStation Ultra is an ideal solution for storing large files quickly and safely with RAID options and extremely fast data transfers for both Mac and PCs.


  • Ultrafast Thunderbolt 2 speeds up to 1243 Mbps for Mac users
  • High performance NAS or enterprise hard drives optimized for continuous 24/7/365 operation
  • PC and Mac connectivity with Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0 and eSATA support
  • RAID 0/5/6 support for safe and redundant data storage
  • Desktop form factor that provides data well within reach


The DriveStation Ultra features the revolutionary Thunderbolt 2 technology, raising the bar on how you transfer, store and transport data. Delivering speeds up to an amazing 1243 Mbps in RAID 0, this desktop Thunderbolt 2 drive uses the fastest interface available.


While Mac users can experience blazing fast speeds with a Thunderbolt 2 connection, PC users can also connect to the DriveStation Ultra with USB 3.0 and eSATA support.


DriveStation Ultra is available in four capacities - 12 TB, 24 TB, 40 TB and 80 TB. With Thunderbolt 2 ports, daisy chain up to 6 DriveStation Ultras per port, and using all 6 ports on a Mac Pro, achieve up to 2.88 PB of storage!


DriveStation Ultra features six or ten high performance NAS or enterprise hard drives optimized for continuous 24/7/365 operation with enhanced RAID performance. These cost-effective hard drives run cooler, last longer and reduce meantime between failure.



DriveStation Ultra provides users the flexibility to easily maximize capacity or protect their data using RAID redundancy.

  • RAID 0 combines all drives into a single array, offering maximum storage capacity with no redundancy
  • RAID 5 stripes the data across all ten drives, interspersing parity data to provide an efficient blend of fault tolerance and storage capacity
  • RAID 6 uses two parity stripes per hard drive, allowing two hard drives to fail without any data loss


Internal Hard Drives

Number of drives 6 or 10
Drive interface SATA 6 Gbps
Hard drive sizes 2 TB, 4 TB, 8 TB
Total capacity 12 TB, 24 TB, 40 TB, 80 TB
Type of hard drives NAS (12 TB, 24 TB, 40 TB)
Enterprise (80 TB)
Supported RAID RAID 0/5/6/JBOD (Individual Disks)

Thunderbolt 2 Interface

Standards compliance Thunderbolt 2
Number of ports 2

USB Interface

Standards compliance USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Data transfer rates 5 Gpbs* (USB 3.0)
480 Mbps* (USB 2.0)
Connector type Type B
Number of Ports 1

* 480 Mbps and 5 Gbps are the maximum transfer rates derived from the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 2.0 and 3.0. Actual transfer rates will vary depending upon environmental factors. Data rates, features and performance may vary based on the configuration of your system and other factors.


Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.24 x 7.48 x 12.60 in
Weight 39.68 lbs
Power consumption Max 350W
Power supply AC 100-240V
50/60 Hz
Client OS support Windows® 10
Windows® 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows® 8 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows® Server 2012 R2
Windows® Server 2012
Windows® Server 2008 R2
Windows® Server 2008
Mac OS® X 10.10
Mac OS® X 10.9
Box contents DriveStation Ultra
Thunderbolt Cable
USB 3.0 Cable
eSATA Cable
Quick Setup Guide
Warranty Statement



    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2016-29-04 Manuals and quick setup guides for DriveStation Ultra 6 Bay (HD-HN)
2016-29-04 Manuals and quick setup guides for DriveStation Ultra 10 Bay (HD-DN)


DriveStation™ Ultra 12 TB

  • - 6
  • - 12

DriveStation™ Ultra 24 TB

  • - 6
  • - 24

DriveStation™ Ultra 40 TB

  • - 10
  • - 40

DriveStation™ Ultra 80 TB

  • - 10
  • - 80

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