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April 8, 2014 - Suited for datacenters and enterprise IT service providers, TeraStation™ 7120r Enterprise can expand system storage capacity without adding rack storage space, power circuits, or additional storage units. Twelve hermetically sealed, 6 TB HGST Ultrastar He(6) helium-filled drives are hot-swappable and offer combined storage capacity of 72 TB. Powered by quad-core Intel® Xeon® E3-1275 cpu, VMware® Certified and Citrix® Ready NAS also features 8 GB DDR3 RAM and diverse support options.

Buffalo Launches the Industry's First Enterprise-Class NAS with HGST Ultrastar(TM) He(6) Helium-Filled Drives


Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc.
11100 Metric Boulevard, Suite 750
Austin, TX, 78758
USA



Press release date: April 1, 2014

New TeraStation™ 7120r Enterprise 72TB 2U Rackmount NAS Device to Increase Storage System Capacity, Reduce Power Consumption and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

AUSTIN, Texas – Buffalo Americas, a leading provider of external storage, network attached storage and networking solutions, today announced the availability of the TeraStation™ 7120r Enterprise 72 TB 2U Rackmount NAS (TS-2RZH72T12D), the industry's first enterprise-class network attached storage (NAS) model with 6 TB HGST Ultrastar He(6) helium-filled drives. This quad-core, enterprise-class NAS enables IT managers to expand their system storage capacity without adding rack storage space, power circuits or additional storage units, resulting in maximized space utilization and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO).

Large-scale datacenters and enterprise IT service providers are continually required to increase storage space efficiency while lowering costs. Buffalo's latest high-performance NAS offering delivers improved efficiency by utilizing the world's first hermetically sealed helium hard drive intended for massive scale-out environments. Enabled by the Ultrastar He(6) drive, this 2U rack mountable NAS system with 72 TB currently offers the largest capacity in the industry. Buffalo plans to launch a variety of NAS models in various additional capacities with Ultrastar He(6) drives later this year.

"Buffalo has a proven track record of delivering products that utilize the latest technological advancements in the storage and networking sectors," said Brian Verenkoff, director of product management at Buffalo Americas, Inc. "We are excited to embrace HGST's revolutionary Ultrastar He(6 )helium-filled hard drives to offer the industry's largest capacity 2U NAS solution, with the goal of lowering TCO for high-capacity enterprise applications and datacenters."

"Customers around the world continue to look to HGST for highly reliable, innovative enterprise-class storage solutions," said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing, HGST. "By incorporating the world's first helium-filled hard drives with an industry-leading 6 TB, Buffalo is delivering a compelling solution that can improve storage density, while reducing power and cooling - all in the same 2U form factor."

TeraStation 7120r Enterprise
The TeraStation 7120r Enterprise NAS offers 72 TB of high performance, highly available storage featuring the powerful Intel Xeon E3-1275 quad-core processor, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM and 12-6 TB enterprise-class Ultrastar He6 hard drives, for exceptional performance. It is VMware® Certified and Citrix® Ready, and support for RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/51/60/61 provides continuous data protection for business critical data and increased fault tolerance and data availability. TeraStation 7120r Enterprise is packed with business-class features such as Active Directory support, disk quota support, share level replication, quad gigabit Ethernet ports supporting link aggregation up to 4 Gbps, hot-swap hard drives, iSCSI targeting and add-on PCI-Express card support with approved devices.

Reducing Data Center TCO with Helium
IT professionals at high volume data centers and other enterprise storage systems are continuously looking for ways to add capacity while reducing costs. Due to the advanced HelioSeal process, HGST has included additional capacity into the traditional 3.5 inch form factor by replacing the air inside the drive with helium. Helium is much lighter than air and therefore decreases the amount of turbulence caused by the spinning disks within the drive. The Ultrastar He(6 )helium-filled drive also runs 30% quieter than a typical enterprise HDD.

An Ultrastar He(6) helium-filled drive features the following TCO benefits when compared to a typical 3.5 inch air-filled 5 platter 4 TB drive:

--  50% more capacity at 6 TB
--  23% lower idle power at 5.3 Watts
--  49% better Watts/TB
--  4-5 degrees (C) cooler
--  50g lighter weight at 640g

Pricing and Availability
All Buffalo TeraStation NAS solutions are backed by a limited three-year warranty including toll-free U.S.-based technical support available 24/7. An optional five-year extended warranty is available for all TeraStation NAS solutions.

--  Currently shipping in Japan, the TeraStation™ 7120r Enterprise 72 TB TS-2RZH72T12D will be available in the U.S. and Canada an estimated MSRP of $19,999.99.

About HGST
HGST, a Western Digital company, develops innovative, advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data. HGST addresses customers' rapidly changing storage needs by delivering intelligent storage devices that tightly integrate hardware and software to maximize solution performance. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.hgst.com.

About Buffalo Americas
Buffalo Americas, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading provider of award-winning storage and networking 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 www.BuffaloAmericas.com.

Buffalo, Inc. trademark statements. Buffalo is a trademark of Buffalo, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

HelioSeal is a trademark and Ultrastar is a registered trademark of HGST, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT:
Lela Gradman/ Lori Mesecke
Nereus for Buffalo Americas
Tel: +1.503.619.0695
buffalo@nereus-worldwide.com
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