TeraStation™ 5010 Series 

High Performance Scalable Storage solution - Hard Drives Included


The TeraStation 5010 NAS series is a high performance business-class scalable storage solution. This series is ideal for organizations looking to add business class virtualized storage to their network.

TeraStation 5010 features native 10GbE support with capacities ranging from 4TB to 96TB. While all TS5010 models have hard drives included, some models offer scalability with ability to add additional hard drives as you go.



The perfect entry point to 10GbE networking

buffalo americas terastationWithout making a large investment in hardware or needing additional IT support to set up and run a new platform, SMB and SME customers can benefit from the speed of 10GbE networking. We designed the TeraStation 5010 series to include up to two native 10GbE ports, enabling enterprise-level speeds for SMBs and SMEs at a price they can afford.

Tailored for Business

The wide variety of models in the TeraStation 5010 series provides the perfect solution for your present and future business needs. TeraStation 5010 is purposely-built for SMB and SME customers. SMBs benefit greatly from the TS5210DN, TS5410DN, TS5410RN, and TS5810DN models, while SMEs will receive the greatest benefit from the TS51210RH models.


In an effort to save space and provide more convenience, all TS5010 NAS devices include internal power supply units. TS51210 models include internal power supply units as well have an optional redundant power supply unit (OP-PU-10R2UWR).


TeraStation 5010 Model

TS5210DN, TS5410DN, TS5410RN, TS5810DN 


Ideal Users SMB SME
Number of 10GbE Ports 1 2
Number of Drive Bays 2, 4, OR 8 12
Hard Drives Included Scale-as-you-go options available Scale-as-you-go options available
Hard Drive Type NAS-grade Enterprise-grade
Capacity 4TB - 64TB 16 - 96TB
Power Supply 1 - Interal power supply unit

1 - Interal power supply unit

Optional redundant power supply unit

Memory 4GB DDR3 with ECC 8GB DDR3 with ECC

10GbE - It's not just for enterprise environments

All businesses are impacted by growing data requirements.  10GbE effectively positions businesses to meet the challenge by eliminating traditional 1GbE data transfer bottlenecks.  Other 10GbE networking advantages to consider:

  • Consolidate network hardware devices reducing physical space required by legacy equipment
  • Increase energy efficiency and lower utility costs
  • Provide more scalability thanks to increased headroom for larger applications in the future and more bandwidth per user
  • Support larger applications while delivering more bandwidth per user

Automated Data Backup

Many businesses/industries such as accounting, architecture, and other organizations that have offices in different locations can set automated backup schedules for their data to backup at offsite locations.  This is useful for sharing and securing data from one location to another.


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Remote Monitoring

red icon with computer monitor displaying analytical data     Monitoring the health of your Buffalo NAS devices in your local or remote offices will help you identify potential issues before they develop into problems leading to downtime. 


The TeraStation plays well with network monitoring products in the market such as Kaseya, PRTG, SolarWinds, Orion NPM and Zabbix to provide the monitoring you need.

Advanced NTFS Permissions (Windows ACL)

red padlock iconFile permissions can now be controlled at the subfolder file level from Windows Explorer, making it possible to create new shares with unique permissions on demand from active directory.

  • Assign permissions to all levels of the shared directory structure
  • Manage all permissions from your domain account
  • Copy and Paste existing permission structures

Duplex Firmware

red restore icon

Duplex Firmware is an advanced recovery feature that makes TeraStations more secure from data corruption and data loss. Duplex Firmware creates more stabilized network storage performance and directly results in less system downtime without having to wait for an engineer to recover data.



Quickly restore the OS with the assistance of the Duplex Firmware feature without compromising data.

Now with Duplex Firmware, if you experience minor OS system issues, the TeraStation will then either begin the recovery process itself or allow for a recovery without affecting user data.

Active Directory User Limits

red group icon     TeraStation 5010 devices now support up to 10,000 individual users.

RAID Mode Manager

red timer icon     Improvements to the RAID Mode Manager allow partially populated systems to receive two or more additional hard drives simultaneously.

Rsync Integration

     The TeraStation 5010 models can now backup and replicate data to other non-Buffalo Rsync enabled devices. TeraStation devices can be added to existing Rsync environments providing greater integration opportunities.

Rapid RAID Mode Change

red raid icon Rapid RAID Mode Change allows for greatly improved RAID rebuild times.

In the event of drive failure this new feature allows recovery as quickly as possible.

Copper - The attainable entrance to 10GbE

We know businesses and institutions will continue to integrate 10GbE into their networks and copper the cost effective way to attain this networking. Below is a chart showing why Buffalo implements the copper method in its 10GbE devices over the traditional fiber.

View our full copper and fiber discussion here.

Protect Your Data

buffalo americas terastationData security is essential. TeraStation 5010 offers both electronic and physical security options. Additional data security features include:

  • Front panel lock preventing drive theft
  • AES 256-bit drive encryption including drive recognition technology ensuring drives cannot be accessed from any system other than your TeraStation
  • Encrypted data replication
  • Kensington Security Slot allowing the TeraStation to be physically tethered to a fixed location

Integrated 3rd Party Cloud Backup

TeraStation 5010 makes 3rd-party cloud backup simple with integrated support for leading cloud providers including Amazon S3, Dropbox or Dropbox Business. This provides a way to backup your mission-critical data to an offsite backup tool.  Offsite backup adds an extra layer of protection against data loss due to environmental disasters or equipment problems at your primary location.


View our short how-to integration video here:

Data Replication = Private Cloud

Many businesses/industries such as hospitals and legal firms have legal requirements preventing them from backing up data to public cloud services. Additionally businesses may want to create a private cloud for greater security or simply because the solution provides finite cost instead of recurring monthly public cloud backup fees.

TeraStation 5010 includes data replication capabilities allowing users to create a private cloud backup scenario when connected to another TeraStation. Businesses can enable bi-directional replication so data from each TeraStation is stored offsite. More advanced scenarios could include replicating data in a round-robin type fashion or having a single TeraStation replicate key data to multiple branch office TeraStations simultaneously. Alternatively each branch office TeraStation could replicate back to a single TeraStation at the businesses primary facility.

Make iSCSI backup ready for prime time

TeraStation 5010 is an excellent iSCSI target for businesses needing additional network storage.  Used as an iSCSI target for virtualized systems TeraStation 5010 allows businesses to achieve affordable cost per terabyte network storage with excellent throughput speeds via native 10GbE connectivity.  Businesses will achieve increased return-on-investment on existing server infrastructure by migrating older less-frequently accessed data to the TeraStation creating valuable space on the server for more important tasks.


iscsi server expansion on network


IEEE802.3bz - Value in Flexibility for Present and Future Needs

Small businesses are positioned to maximize current network infrastructure while preparing them for later transition to 10GbE.  The primary advantage of the 802.3bz standard is the flexibility to support 2.5, 5 and 10GBASE-T networks through the same switch. View the full study here.

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Most small businesses have existing network infrastructure that will not support 10GbE requirements.  BS-MP20 allows these businesses to achieve faster through put at 2.5 and 5GbE with basic Cat 5e cabling.  By using the intermediate speeds supported in BS-MP20 businesses can take advantage of up to 5x increased bandwidth over existing 1GbE infrastructure while planning future network improvements. 

Protect your system with anti-virus protection for TeraStation

Avoid virus infection to your system with the option of adding Trend Micro anti-virus to your TeraStation. Visit our Trend Micro page for more details!


Once licensed and installed, our Trend Micro™ anti-virus protection for TeraStation will monitor in real time whether files stored or updated are infected with viruses. If an infected file is detected, it will be automatically quarantined in a dedicated folder, in order to prevent virus infection and allowing you to share documents with confidence.


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Hidden Value in Every TeraStation Through Burn-in Tested HDDs

Burn-in tested HDDs are held to higher standards than off-the-shelf HDDs

• Preferred drives are purchased from OEM based on Buffalo’s stringent quality standards
• Drives are tested as a team in the system chassis
• Initial RAID configuration is assigned
•  NAS device including HDDs must pass full system inspection before released

Spare Drive Quality Control

Only Buffalo puts their replacement drives through a Zero-write process before it is offered on the market.

Zero-write is a vigorous process in which each individual storage sector of each replacement HDD is tested, resulting in a vastly superior drive.

NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition

Novastor icon     The NovaStor NovaBACKUP licenses (up to $500 value) included with these devices offer the best single-server and PC backup software for servers and workstations. To learn more, click here.









Part Numbers                   






Form Factor Desktop Desktop


Desktop Rackmount

Internal Hard Drives

Number of Drive Bays 2 4 4 8 12
Number of Included Drives                    2 4 4 4 or 8 4 or 12
Capacity Range 4, 8 TB 8, 16, 24 TB 8, 16, 24 TB 16, 32 or 64 TB 16, 32, 48, 96 TB
Drive Interface SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps
Supported RAID   0/1/JBOD (Individual Disks)     0/1/5/6/10/JBOD (Individual Disks) 0/1/5/6/10/JBOD (Individual Disks)

0/1/5/6/10/JBOD (Individual Disks)

0/1/5/6/10/JBOD (Individual Disks)

USB Interface

Standards Compliance USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Connector Type A type A type A type A type A type
Number of Ports 2x USB 3.0 2x USB 3.0 3x USB 3.0 3x USB 3.0 2x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
Data Transfer Rates 5 Gbps 5 Gbps 5 Gbps 5 Gbps 5 Gbps / 480 Mbps


CPU                 Annapurna Labs® Alpine Processor
AL314 (1.7 GHz Quad-Core)
Annapurna Labs® Alpine Processor
AL314 (1.7 GHz Quad-Core)
Annapurna Labs® Alpine Processor
AL314 (1.7 GHz Quad-Core)
Annapurna Labs® Alpine Processor
AL314 (1.7 GHz Quad-Core)
Annapurna Labs® Alpine Processor
AL314 (1.7 GHz Quad-Core)
Memory 4 GB DDR3 with ECC 4 GB DDR3 with ECC 4 GB DDR3 with ECC

4 GB DDR3 with ECC

8 GB DDR3 with ECC

Environmental & Power

Power Consumption                   

Max 85W 

Data Transfer 45W

Idling 32W

Max 85W

Data Transfer 56W

Idling 45W

Max 100W

Data Transfer 60W

Idling 46W

Max 150W

Data Transfer 108W

Idling 87W

Max 500W

Data Transfer 122W

Idling 100W

Power Supply Internal AC 100-240V Universal 50/60Hz Internal AC 100-240V Universal 50/60Hz Internal AC 100-240V Universal 50/60Hz Internal AC 100-240V Universal 50/60Hz Internal AC 100-240V Universal 50/60Hz
Optional dual power supply available
Operating Temperature 32˚ - 104˚F (0˚ - 40˚C) 32˚ - 104˚F (0˚ - 40˚C) 32˚ - 104˚F (0˚ - 40˚C) 32˚ - 104˚F (0˚ - 40˚C) 32˚ - 104˚F (0˚ - 40˚C)
Operating Humidity 10 - 85% non-condensing 10 - 85% non-condensing 10 - 85% non-condensing 10 - 85% non-condensing 10 - 85% non-condensing


Product Dimensions
(L x W x H)                 
9.06 x 6.69 x 6.69 in 9.06 x 6.69 x 8.46 in 16.93 x 16.93 x 1.74 in 11.81 x 8.46 x 9.06 in 29.01 x 18.94 x 3.46 in
Product Weight 10.58 lbs 15.43 lbs 18.52 lbs 20.72 - 27.55 lbs 41.67 - 53.13 lbs
Package Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.09 x 12.24 x 12.60 in 14.06 x 12.17 x 14.29 in 23.03 x 21.26 x 7.87 in 216.54 x 13.78 x 13.78 in 38.50 x 22.91 x 10.16 in
Package Weight 13 lbs 19.62 lbs 23.37 lbs 25.13 - 31.96 lbs 63.05 - 74.03 lbs

LAN Interface

Standards Compliance  IEEE802.3an (10GBASE-T), IEEE802.3bz (5GBASE-T/2.5GBASE-T), IEEE802.3ab (1000BASE-T), IEEE802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE802.3 (10BASE-T)
Number of Ports 1 (10GBASE-T)*, 2 (1000BASE-T)
*TS51210RH includes an additional 10GBASE-T port
Data Transfer Rates 10 Gbps / 1000 Mbps / 100 Mbps / 10 Mbps
Supported Protocols TCP/IP
Network File Services CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, SFTP, NFS, SNMP
Connector Type RJ-45


Client OS Support 

Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server® 2012R2, Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server® 2008R2, Mac® OS® X 10.9 or later

Compatible Hard Drives

OP-HD2.0N, OP-HD4.0N, OP-HD6.0N, OP-HD4.0H2U*, OP-HD8.0H2U*
*TS51210RH only

Compatible Non Buffalo Hard Drives  
Additional Power Supply OP-PU-10R2UWR (TS51210RH only)
Optional Warranties 3YNBD20, 3YNBD10, 3YKYD40, 3YKYD30, 3YKYD20, 3YKYD10, 5YNBD40, 5YNBD30, 5YNBD20, 5YNBD10, 5YKYD40, 5YKYD30, 5YKYD20, 5YKYD10
Included Software NASNavigator2, NovaBACKUP® Buffalo Edition (one server and ten workstation licenses)
Box Contents TeraStation™, Quick Setup Guide, 6a Ethernet Cable , Rail Kit with Mounting Brackets and Screws*, AC Cable, Front Panel Key**, and Warranty Statement
*TS5410RN & TS51210RH only **TS5210DN & TS5410DN only


Value of Hard Drives Included Why Buffalo NAS
Network Attached Storage for Business Chart TeraStation Comparison Chart
TeraStation to Amazon S3 Cloud Integration
TS_to_3rd Party Cloud Support
Perfect case to use TS5010 series TS5010_Solution_Scenario.pdf
Compatible Non Buffalo Drives for TS51210 compatible_non_buffalo_drives.pdf
Perfect Solution Scenario for TS51210 TS51210_Solution_Scenario.pdf
Check RAID Configurations



    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2020-18-08 4.68 Windows Firmware updater for TS3010 and TS5010 series TeraStations.
2020-18-08 4.68 Mac Firmware updater for TS3010 and TS5010 series TeraStations.


    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2017-11-04 Manuals and Quick Setup Guide for TeraStation 5010 series
2020-18-08 4.68 Windows Readme for firmware updater for TS3010 and TS5010 series TeraStations.
2020-18-08 4.68 Mac Readme for firmware update for TS3010 and TS5010 series TeraStations.
2020-27-07 3.0.2 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.


    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2020-27-07 3.0.2 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.
2018-28-02 201802090000z_en Private MIB definition file for TS3000, TS5000, TS7000 (TS-2RZ), TS3010, and TS5010 series TeraStations
2017-04-01 Link to registration page for all Buffalo products including switches and extended warranties. Also includes setting to provide license information for Novastor NovaBackup software if eligible.
2018-01-06 Windows Download page for the Buffalo Network QuickView software.


TeraStation™ 5210DN 4 TB

  • - Desktop
  • - 2
  • - NAS
  • - 4

TeraStation™ 5210DN 8 TB

  • - Desktop
  • - 2
  • - NAS
  • - 8

TeraStation™ 5410DN 8 TB

  • - Desktop
  • - 4
  • - NAS
  • - 8

TeraStation™ 5410DN 16 TB

  • - Desktop
  • - 4
  • - NAS
  • - 16

TeraStation™ 5410DN 24 TB

  • - Desktop
  • - 4
  • - NAS
  • - 24

TeraStation™ 5410RN 8 TB

  • - Rackmount
  • - 4
  • - NAS
  • - 8

TeraStation™ 5410RN 16 TB

  • - Rackmount
  • - 4
  • - NAS
  • - 16

TeraStation™ 5410RN 24 TB

  • - Rackmount
  • - 4
  • - NAS
  • - 24

TeraStation 5810DN 32 TB - 4 drives included

  • - Desktop
  • - 8
  • - NAS
  • - 32

TeraStation 5810DN 16 TB - 4 drives included

  • - Desktop
  • - 8
  • - NAS
  • - 16

TeraStation 5810DN 32 TB - 8 drives included

  • - Desktop
  • - 8
  • - NAS
  • - 32

TeraStation 5810DN 64 TB - 8 drives included

  • - Desktop
  • - 8
  • - NAS
  • - 64

TeraStation™ 51210RH 32 TB - 4 drives included

  • - Rackmount
  • - 12
  • - Enterprise
  • - 32

TeraStation™ 51210RH 48 TB - 12 drives included

  • - Rackmount
  • - 12
  • - Enterprise
  • - 48

TeraStation™ 51210RH 96 TB - 12 drives included

  • - Rackmount
  • - 12
  • - Enterprise
  • - 96

TeraStation™ 51210RH 16 TB - 4 drives included

  • - Rackmount
  • - 12
  • - Enterprise
  • - 16

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