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Product Description

TeraStation Essentials

TeraStation Essentials

TeraStation Essentials Series – Desktop

Small Office/Home Office Economical Storage Solution – Hard Drives Included

Buffalo’s TeraStation Essentials is the streamlined edition of our acclaimed TeraStation 3020 NAS. Perfect for business-minded small/home office users without the big business budget, TeraStation Essentials offers an economical but comprehensive file server and storage solution for users seeking more professional features than a typical home use NAS.

TeraStation Essentials comes with hard drives included, and includes the same signature Buffalo security and backup features to safeguard your data. The native 2.5GbE slot enables fast file transfers, while RAID utility and cloud service integration optimize data storage and backup.


Annapurna Labs Alpine Processor AL214 (1.4 GHz Quad-Core)
2.5 Gbps Max Ethernet Speed
2x USB 3.0 Ports
Hot Swapping/Hot Spares
RAID 5 Pre-Configured
Remote Monitoring

Business NAS for small/home offices

Business NAS for small/home offices

Data Security

Data Security

2.5 GbE 2x speed

2.5 GbE 2x speed

TeraStation Essentials is a value-driven NAS for small/home office users seeking professional features for productivity at an entry-level cost.

TeraStation Essentials is a reliable economy NAS that delivers a comprehensive data storage and file server experience for small-scale environments.

Features comprehensive, cutting-edge data security and protection to keep your data safe.

The NAS runs on a closed system, which mitigates 3rd party app vulnerabilities from being exploited, and includes 256-bit drive encryption and robust replication and backup options. Native two-factor authentication (2FA) protects the integrity of your login credentials for additional protection.

Twice as fast transfer speeds than 1GbE without needing special cabling.

Enjoy notably faster network speeds in multi-user network environments.

Hybrid Cloud Integration

Hybrid Cloud Integration

Ecomnomical NAS

Ecomnomical NAS

24/7 Support Peace of Mind

24/7 Support Peace of Mind

Sync with S3, Dropbox, Azure and OneDrive to create a hybrid cloud for extra data security, cost savings, and flexible scalability.

Hybrid cloud is a best-of-both-worlds cloud model that leverages the benefits of both on-site and cloud storage.

Take your data storage to the next level from home-use NAS servers without upping your costs.

TeraStation Essentials offers comprehensive NAS features and reliable hardware. Delve into a full office NAS experience and enjoy its productivity and scalability without needing to contend with enterprise-level functions.

3-year W (includes hard drive coverage) with 24/7, US-based support.

Qualifies for Buffalo’s Data Recovery Service when registered.

Business Grade Components

Business Grade Components

Built-in Ease of Use & Reliability

Pre-tested hard drives included with RAID pre-configured for effortless deployment and out-of-box reliability.

Includes Remote Management Service: Manage and access multiple NAS on a single console from anywhere.

Small Office/Home Office (10-30 Users)
Small Business (10-30 Users)

Special Features
Small office/home office economical storage solution, Value-driven with streamlined business features
Reliable, Small business, Value focused, Higher capacity, 2.5GbE-ready NAS

Storage Capacity
8, 16, 24, 32 TB
4, 8, 16, 24, 32 TB

Not Available

Drive Bays
4-Bay Only
2-Bay or 4-Bay

Drive Type
Standard-grade (CMR)
NAS-grade (CMR)

1.4 GHz Quad-Core / 1 GB
1.4 GHz Quad-Core / 1 GB


iSCSI Support


Refer to the comparison chart document below for detailed product differences.

PURPOSE-BUILT FOR DATA PROTECTION – Secure NAS with 256-bit drive encryption, a closed system, and flexible replication and backup features to keep your data safe.
FAST DATA TRANSFERS – Native 2.5GbE port for high speed file transfers with no cable upgrade needed.
RELIABLE STORAGE WITH EFFORTLESS SETUP – Hard drives included and RAID pre-configured for hassle-free, out-of-the-box protection, and can be changed to other RAID modes to best suit your needs.
CLOUD INTEGRATION – Sync with Amazon S3, Dropbox, Azure and OneDrive to create a hybrid cloud for extra data security, cost savings, and flexible scalability.
16 TB CAPACITY – 4 pre-tested hard drives included. Ships in RAID 5 for 12 TB usable capacity; can change to RAID 6 for more redundancy, or RAID 0 for full 16 TB.
PEACE OF MIND INCLUDED – 3-year warranty (includes hard drive coverage) with 24/7, award-winning US-based support and data recovery service. (Additional warranty options available.)
MADE IN JAPAN – Quality made data storage and fully TAA compliant.


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