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Revision as of 18:26, 8 May 2012

TeraStation™ ES TS-XEL

TeraStation ES (TS-XEL)


  • 4.0TB TS-XE4.0TL/R5
  • 8.0TB TS-XE8.0TL/R5
  • 12.0TB TS-XE12.0TL/R5

Commercial description

TS-XEL : TeraStation™ ES @ BUFFALO

TeraStation ES is a cost-effective, reliable RAID-based network attached storage that is packed with an enhanced set of features necessary for management of essential business activities such as business continuity and disaster recovery.

Active Directory integration, real-time share replication, and hot swap and hot spare hard drives make the TeraStation ES the top choice for businesses requiring a low-cost, secure and high quality central file or backup server.

TeraStation's oversized cooling system, heavy-duty power supply and 128-bit AES encryption ensures increased reliability and data security. With these robust business class features, TeraStation ES delivers unmatched performance at a great value.

Gain SSH Access

Source / Credit : [1]

Firmware 1.55

Use the following firmware password:


Start with the files downloaded from Buffalo's website. Then, ideally on a Linux platform of some sort...

1) unzip the hddrootfs.img

 unzip hddrootfs.img

provide the right password for the firmware.

The result of this is a hddrootfs.buffalo.updated...this is the tared root-filesystem of the firmware image.

2) create a folder where you want to untar the rootfs and untar it

 mkdir <foldername>
 cd <foldername>
 tar -vxz --numeric-owner -p -f ../hddrootfs.buffalo.updated

3) modify the image to enable sshd logins. This copies an authorized_keys file from your home directory on the Linux box, but any mechanism to make an authorized_keys file will work

 cd etc
 sed -i 's/PermitRootLogin/# PermitRootLogin/' sshd_config
 cd ../root
 mkdir .ssh
 cp $HOME/.ssh/authorized_keys .ssh/authorized_keys

4) create the hddrootfs.buffalo.updated again (you should be in the folder where you extracted the image)

 tar -vczf ../hddrootfs.buffalo.updated-new *
 cd ..
 mv hddrootfs.buffalo.updated hddrootfs.buffalo.updated-old
 mv hddrootfs.buffalo.updated-new hddrootfs.buffalo.updated

5) create the hddrootfs.img again

CAUTION: if you use the wrong password, the firmware updater / the linkstation will fail to unzip the hddrootfs.img

 zip -e hddrootfs.img hddrootfs.buffalo.updated

6) Perform the update using the normal Buffalo updater (probably after enabling the debug option to reload the image)

7) Use ssh to root@ip_address

Firmware Information

Firmware v1.55 is available at [2] or direct link [3]

PLACEHOLDER Generated with v1.55 of ?th February 201? from 4TB TS-XE4.0TL/R5

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 Linux TS-XEL #7 Mon Nov 7 16:39:20 JST 2011 armv5tel unknown


Processor  : Feroceon 88FR131 rev 1 (v5l) BogoMIPS  : 1199.30 Features  : swp half thumb fastmult edsp CPU implementer : 0x56 CPU architecture: 5TE CPU variant  : 0x2 CPU part  : 0x131 CPU revision  : 1

Hardware  : Feroceon-KW Revision  : 0000 Serial  : 0000000000000000

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MemTotal:       125832 kB
MemFree:         13080 kB
Buffers:           136 kB
Cached:          57636 kB
SwapCached:          0 kB
Active:          46468 kB
Inactive:        39416 kB
SwapTotal:      999864 kB
SwapFree:       999864 kB
Dirty:               4 kB
Writeback:           0 kB
AnonPages:       27544 kB
Mapped:          13328 kB
Slab:            20536 kB
SReclaimable:     3100 kB
SUnreclaim:      17436 kB
PageTables:       1060 kB
NFS_Unstable:        0 kB
Bounce:              0 kB
CommitLimit:   1062780 kB
Committed_AS:   313276 kB
VmallocTotal:   516096 kB
VmallocUsed:     17476 kB
VmallocChunk:   491516 kB

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Linux version (root@build2.dd-hot24.nas.buffalo.local) (gcc version 4.2.0 20070413 (prerelease)) #50 Tue Dec 22 18:06:23 JST 2009
CPU: ARM926EJ-S [56251311] revision 1 (ARMv5TE), cr=00053977
Machine: Feroceon-KW
Using UBoot passing parameters structure
Memory policy: ECC disabled, Data cache writeback
On node 0 totalpages: 32768
  DMA zone: 256 pages used for memmap
  DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
  DMA zone: 32512 pages, LIFO batch:7
  Normal zone: 0 pages used for memmap
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