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Buffalo HD-GD2.0U3 Drive Station

Buffalo HD-GD2.0U3 Drive Station
alaAverage 3.9

20 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Buffalo HD-GD2.0U3 Drive Station. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Hard Drives for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 70/100 and experts rate this product 85/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Buffalo HD-GD2.0U3 Drive Station from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Hard Drives on

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Buffalo DriveStation HD-GD2.0U3-EU 2TB DDR3 USB 3.0 HDDBuffalo DriveStation HD-GD2.0U3-EU 2TB DDR3 USB 3.0 HDD

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

Buffalo Drivestation DDR 2TB (HD-GD2.0U3)


The Buffalo Drivestation DDR 2TB (HD-GD2.0U3) adds DDR3 system memory to make a non-Flash hybrid drive.

Large Capacity. Some performance boost from cache. Can finish writes if unplugged. Comes with software. Good bang for the buck.

No Thunderbolt or eSATA interface. A little bulkier than standard desktop-class drives.

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Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (

Buffalo DriveStation DDR 2TB


Housing a standard 3.5-inch hard drive on the inside, the new external storage device is the first that incorporates 1GB of DDR3 memory as cache to boost the data speeds. In my testing, the DriveStation DDR's USB 3.0 real-world speeds trumped even...

The USB 3.0-based single-volume Buffalo DriveStation DDR external hard drive offers unprecedentedly superfast speeds -- even faster than high-end Thunderbolt storage devices -- at the same cost as most regular USB 3.0 storage devices.

As a single-volume drive, the Buffalo DriveStation DDR offers no options for data protection should its only internal hard drive fail.

The Buffalo DriveStation DDR is by far the fastest single-volume external drive on the market and makes USB 3.0 a true alternative storage connection to Thunderbolt.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Ralph N. (



Worked well before it died. Semi-reasonable rating since it lasted for a couple years

Warranty covers it but I've lost all the data. Not what you want from a HD used to store volumes of less used data. Who wants to backup drives this size? An age old question of course

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Mike D. (



I took it apart, jerked the drive out and mounted it internally. Not as fast, but it worked.

Extremely fast, it beat my internal C: drive

Unreliable, windows stopped recognizing it after about 6 months. USB problems. Support is non-existent

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Josh P. (

Worked great!... until it didn't


Good value, tough box, good customer service

This drive worked great for me for exactly one month. Then one day it decided it didn't want to be recognized by my computer. After going through all possible remedies,we (me and the only customer support guy working at 11 PM) decided it was a...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Jeremy C. (

Buyer Beware!


It started with me having to unplug and re-plug the power cable a couple of times to get the PC to recognize it. I could feel the drive spinning inside, but the PC will not recognize the device. Now, when I plug it in a window pops up stating that...

Fast transfer speed

Dead after two months of desk use

May, 2014

Consumer review by: michael k. (

Good gracious this thing is fast


I ended up swapping the 2tb drive inside the case and replacing it with a 4tb wd black 7200 rpm drive. i am now achieving 440 READ and 350 WRITES! Amazing in my book.

I purchased this as a drive that i could pull games off of quickly and man has it delivered

the 2 tb drive is a 5400rpm segate hdd. it is a good internal HDD but i ran out of space rather quickly. buffalo uses 5400 rpm drives that max out at 3tb

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Connie H. (

Need external storage? Consider this


Comparison of the HD-GD2.OU3 to a couple other devices I have shows (I won't bore you with all the numbers) it is - a factor of 2 times faster (both sequential and random read/writes) USB3 Corsair flash drive (thumb drive) - some times faster and other...

In a few words -- large capacity, fast, solid construction, and reasonable cost ; Plug it in and you're ready to go ; If it fits your needs, you should put it on your short list

Due to my physical setup, I would like a longer USB3 connection cable ; Stands up so easily knocked over but don't see why you can't lay it down

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Rob H. (

Really fast drive, ideal for a portable, performance data store


I'll start off by saying that my only previous experience with Buffalo has been their value-priced routers, which were pretty reliable and lasted a good, long time. As mentioned in the title and the Pros section, this is a fast drive! In...

Fastest drive in the fleet, nice look with subdued LEDs, lightweight plastic case dissipates heat, silent (no fans), stellar Random read/write speeds

Minor cons: Quite bulky with space for a fan but no benefit of one, plastic case seems more equipped for sitting on a desktop than for durability/portability, black “satin” finish shows fingerprints pretty easy

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great product


You need speed?? Get this drive.... I just want to make something clear right now -- this drive reads and writes incredibly fast, IF you use it correctly. That means you need to have it connected to a USB3 port, and you need to keep the caching feature...

Lighting fast, great memory, easy to use, great setup

Nothing really

Sep, 2013