TeraStation™ 5000N WSS Series 

Hard Drives Included


Buffalo’s TeraStation 5000N WSS Series of network attached storage appliance provides high performance RAID-based network storage powered by Windows® Storage Server 2012 R2 and provides seamless integration with Windows® systems.

Increased reliability is achieved with the TeraStation 5000N WSS being populated with hard drives built specifically for NAS devices. NAS drives also run cooler, reducing power consumption and result in lower operating costs and longer average lifetime.




Incorporating the powerful dual-core Intel® Atom™ Processor 4 GB of installed RAM, TeraStation 5000N WSS Series provides class-leading performance and enables the ability to focus on concurrent tasks with minimal performance degradation: experience maximum network throughput while NAS and iSCSI targeting operations run simultaneously.


Additionally, support for NTFS for very specific file-level security and Native Active Directory support provides integration with large Windows® networks. TeraStation 5000N WSS is an economical turnkey solution for highly reliable and continuously available high performance network storage for a variety of data needs.


  • Fully populated with NAS optimized hard drive
  • Windows® Storage Server 2012 R2
  • NovaBACKUP® licenses included
  • RAID 0/1/5/JBOD (depending on model)
  • Dual gigabit NICs with MPIO capability
  • Remote file access
  • Hot swap hard drives
  • Simultaneous NAS and iSCSI target functionality

  • Cloud storage backup
  • Active Directory integration
  • Deduplication
  • DFS replication
  • iSCSI supported
  • Hot-swap SATA hard drives
  • USB 3.0 accessory support
  • Three-year warranty with five-year enhancement option

terastation nas systemTERASTATION NAS SYSTEM

TeraStation 5000N WSS runs on Buffalo's TeraStation NAS System, providing a host of business-class features from network file sharing and security to RAID management, remote access and more. Managing data, backups and data sharing in a production environment or larger business is made easy with this NAS operating system. Included on all Buffalo TeraStation devices, TeraStation NAS System simplifies your everyday data needs.

data protection and backupDATA PROTECTION AND BACKUP

TeraStation 5000DN WSS is bundled with eleven licenses of NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition (one server and ten workstations), providing a complete, all-in-one data protection solution for PCs and Windows® servers.

terastation 5000 wss data protection and backup

reliable and secure network storageRELIABLE AND SECURE NETWORK STORAGE

TeraStation 5000N WSS offers high capacity, highly available storage accessible among multiple platforms for seamless centralized storage and backup. Create user and group profiles and control folder and file access to protect business critical content and privacy.

Support for multiple levels of RAID provides continuous data protection and increased fault tolerance and data availability.

  • RAID 0 combines all drives into a single array offering maximum capacity with no redundancy
  • RAID 1 mirrors two arrays, creating an exact copy of data for fault tolerance
  • RAID 5 stripes the data across all four drives, interspersing parity data to provide an efficient blend of fault tolerance and storage capacity

remote file accessREMOTE FILE ACCESS

TeraStation 5000N WSS offers multiple ways to remotely access and share your important data for enhanced collaboration and productivity. With WebAccess and FTP/SFTP servers, you can securely access and share files with anyone outside the local network. Trusted recipients can access selected files from anywhere over the Internet and with WebAccess files can also be accessed remotely from tablet and smartphone devices.

remote file access

hot swap hard drivesHOT SWAP HARD DRIVES

TeraStation 5000N WSS's hot swap feature allows a user to replace a hard drive in the event of failure without powering down the device.  Simply remove the defective drive, insert the new drive and the data rebuilds while still being available to clients on the network with zero downtime.

tearstation 5000 wss hot swap hard drives

storage virtualizationSTORAGE VIRTUALIZATION

Configure TeraStation 5000N WSS as an iSCSI target to add affordable virtualized storage to your business network. Storage virtualization serves to decrease IT spending by maximizing the resources offered by modern servers while providing affordable server scalability and reliability. A virtualized environment removes a significant amount of server dependence, shifting the burden to the storage devices.

terastation 5000 wss storage virtualization

cloud storage backupCLOUD STORAGE BACKUP

Backup mission-critical data to any cloud provider compatible with Windows® for offsite backup.  Offsite backup adds an extra layer of protection against data loss due to environmental disasters or equipment failures at your primary location.

terastation 5000 wss cloud storage backup

*Amazon S3 account required



Part numbers WS5200DN0402W2
Form factor Desktop: TeraStation™ 5200DN WSS, TeraStation™ 5400DN WSS
Rackmount: TeraStation™ 5400RN WSS


Processor Intel® Atom™ Processor D2550 (1.86 GHz Dual-Core): TeraStation™ 5200DN WSS, TeraStation™ 5400DN WSS
Intel® Atom™ Processor D2700 (2.13 GHz Dual-Core): TeraStation™ 5400RN WSS, TeraStation™ 5600DN WSS
Memory 4 GB DDR3

LAN Interface

Standards compliance IEEE802.3 (10BASE-T), IEEE802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE802.3ab (1000BASE-T), AUTO-MDIX
Data transfer rates 10/100/1000 Mbps (auto sensing)
Number of ports 2
Connector type RJ-45
Supported protocols TCP/IP
Network file services CIFS/SMB, AFP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP/SFTP, NFS

USB Interface

Standards compliance USB 3.0, USB 2.0
Data transfer rates 5 Gbps* (USB 3.0)
480 Mbps* (USB 2.0)
Number of ports 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0: TeraStation™ 5200DN WSS, TeraStation™ 5400DN WSS
3 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0: TeraStation™ 5400RN WSS

* 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.

Environmental and Power

Power consumption 65W Max: TeraStation™ 5200DN WSS
96W Max: TeraStation™ 5400DN WSS, TeraStation™ 5400RN WSS
Power supply Internal AC 100-240V, universal 50/60Hz
Operating temperature 41° - 95°F (5° - 35°C)
Operating humidity 20 - 80% non-condensing


Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.06 x 6.69 x 6.69 in: TeraStation™ 5200DN WSS
9.06 x 6.69 x 8.46in: TeraStation™ 5400DN WSS
16.41x 18.92 x 1.74 in: TeraStation™ 5400RN WSS
Weight 9.92 lbs: TeraStation™ 5200DN WSS
17.64 lbs: TeraStation™ 5400DN WSS
19.84 lbs: TeraStation™ 5400RN WSS
Compatible hard drives


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 Vista® (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows® XP
Windows Server® 2012
Windows Server® 2012R2
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2008R2
Windows Server® 2003
Windows Server® 2003R2
Mac® OS® X 10.5 or later*
Included software Windows® Storage Server 2012 Workgroup Edition
NovaBACKUP® Buffalo Edition (one server and ten workstation licenses)
Adobe® Reader
Box contents TeraStation™
Utility CD (TeraNavigator, NASNavigator2, NovaBACKUP®, Adobe® Reader)
3pin - 2pin adapter
Quick setup guide
USB flash for WSS
Ethernet cable
AC cable
Front panel key
Warranty statement

* Some included optional utilities are not supported




    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2020-16-01 3.52 Windows BIOS updater for WSS 2012 R2 systems ONLY.


    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2016-25-04 User's Manual and Quick Setup Guides for WSS 5000 Series.
2020-27-07 3.0.4 Windows Readme for NAS Navigator for Windows
2019-18-07 2.99 Windows Lisez-moi pour NAS Navigator pour Windows (français)
2019-18-07 2.99 Mac Readme for NAS Navigator for Mac NOTE: For users running MacOS 10.13 or later, download and install the latest version of NAS Navigator2 from Mac App Store.
2019-18-07 2.99 Mac Lisez-moi pour NAS Navigator pour Mac (français) REMARQUE: pour les utilisateurs d'ordinateurs sous MacOS 10.13 ou ultérieur, téléchargez et installez la dernière version de NAS Navigator2 à partir du Mac App Store.
2021-27-01 3.66 Windows Readme for software updater for WSS R2
2016-25-04 1.30 Windows Readme for TeraNavigator install CD image
2016-25-04 1.3 Mac Readme for TeraNavigator for Mac OS X
2020-16-01 3.52 Windows Readme for BIOS updae for WSS 2012 R2 systems.
2020-05-03 1.00 WSS Readme for the Remove Registry utility


    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2020-27-07 3.0.4 Windows NAS Navigator for Windows
2019-18-07 2.99 Mac NAS Navigator for Mac NOTE: For users running MacOS 10.13 or later, download and install the latest version of NAS Navigator2 from Mac App Store.
2021-27-01 3.66 Windows Software Updater for WSS5000 and WS5000R2 series.
2016-25-04 14.5.18 Windows NovaStor NovaBACKUP Business Essentials for TeraStation
2016-25-04 1.30 Windows TeraNavigator CD image for WS5000R2
2016-25-04 1.30 Mac TeraNavigator CD Image for Mac OS X
12.26 MB 2016-25-04 1.17 Windows TurboPC EX for NAS - NAS file copy RAM cache utility. WARNING: Not compatible with Windows 10
2020-05-03 1.00 WSS This software will resolve the drive error (E30) message that mistakenly appears on Windows Storage Server-installed NAS devices by deleting the registry key.


TeraStation™ 5200DN WSS 4TB

  • - Desktop
  • - 2
  • - 4

TeraStation™ 5200DN WSS 8TB

  • - Desktop
  • - 2
  • - 8TB

TeraStation™ 5400DN WSS 4TB

  • - Desktop
  • - 4
  • - 4

TeraStation™ 5400DN WSS 8TB

  • - Desktop
  • - 4
  • - 8

TeraStation™ 5400DN WSS 12TB

  • - Desktop
  • - 2
  • - 12

TeraStation™ 5400RN WSS 8TB

  • - Rackmount
  • - 4
  • - 8

TeraStation™ 5400RN WSS 16TB

  • - Rackmount
  • - 4
  • - 16

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