Manufacturer Buffalo Technology Buffalo Technology
Model LS-CH500L HD-QL12TU3R5
Lowest Price $23.99 Compare Buffalo Technology LS-CH500L prices $1,089.99 Compare Buffalo Technology HD-QL12TU3R5 prices
Warranty 1 year limited 3 years limited


RJ45 Ports 1 x 10/100/1000M 1 x 10/100/1000M
USB Ports 1 x USB2.0 1 x USB3.0
eSATA Ports No No
Other Ports 1 x PCIe HDMI, Composite Video, Optical Audio


Drive Bays 1 4
Hard Disk Interface 1 x SATA 4 x SATA
Hard Disk Size 500GB 4 x 3TB
Rotational Speed 7200RPM 7200RPM


Original Equipment for TeraStation Live and TeraStation Pro II SuperSpeed USB 3.0: Provides accelerated ¬file access and interface speeds, up to 5 Gbps

Four Easily Accessible Hard Drives: Includes two hard drives for easy maintenance with the choice of optimal capacity, performance or redundancy

Connect & Go: Preformatted hard drive is ready to use out of the box - no formatting or driver installation required

Works with PC (NTFS and HFS+ support) and Mac: Connect to your computer for additional storage or backup of your music, photo, video and data files

Buff¬alo Tools: Use Buff alo Tools to enhance PC and transfer performance and to back up your important digital assets

TurboPC Utility: Enhance the overall performance of your PC and increase file transfer rates

NovaBACKUP Business Essentials: Includes an easy to use, complete backup solution for your Windows and Windows Server PC - also includes a backup agent for MS SQL and Exchange

Time Machine Compatibility: Works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer

Form Factor

Dimensions 7.9" x 7.7" x 6.6" 9.2" x 6.1" x 5.9"
Weight 12.2 lbs. lbs 12.5 lbs. lbs
Form Factor Desktop Desktop


Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Network Interface Controller
DLNA Certified Yes No


Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab IEEE 802.3ab
Supported Protocols Networking: TCP/IP
File Sharing: SMB, FTP, DLNA
Management: HTTP
Time Syncronization: NTP
Networking: TCP/IP DHCP Client, DHCP Server, CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, DDNS, NTP Failover, Load Balancing, Multi-IP seting, Gigabit Jumbo Frame

File System: EXT3 (Internal/external HDD), FAT (External HDD), NTFS (External HDD)
Processor Marvell 6281 CPU at 1.2GHz Intel Atom D510 1.66 GHz
Memory 512MB RAM 1 GB DDR2 RAM, 128MB flash (DOM)
RAID RAID 0, 1, JBOD RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
LEDs Power(Blue)
System Status : Busy (FW Upgrade)(Orange)
HDD1-7 Activity/Fail(Green/Red)
WAN (Link : Green; Activity : Green)
LAN (Link :
Power / status LEDs LCD display
Power AC Voltage 100-240 VAC
Power consumption – 45 Watts maximum
100-240 VAC 50/60Hz
Temperature 0°C - 40 °C 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C) (O
Humidity 20-80% Humidity (non-condensing) 0% to 95% (Operating)


Operating System Windows PC, Mac OS, Linux Client OS Support: Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit), Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), Windows Server 2003 (32-bit), Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit), Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Management System Management:
Performance options
Device status
Email alerts and event logs
Disk Management:
Multiple RAID, Online RAID Capacity Expansion, Onine RAID Level Migration, Disk usage status management Check disk (Check Linux file system), HDD S.M.A.R.T., Bad blocks scan, AES 256-bit volume-based encryption, Built-in iSCSI target service

Access Right Management:
Max user accounts: 4096, Max groups: 512, Max share folders 512

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