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Buffalo HD-GD2.0U3 Drive Station

alaAverage 3.9

10 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Buffalo HD-GD2.0U3 Drive Station. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Other Storage & Media for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 76/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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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 4.2/5 for other Other Storage & Media on

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

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

Aug, 2015

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 external drive. It's faster than regular spinning hard drives, but a lot less expensive than SSD-based solutions.

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

The Buffalo Drivestation DDR 2TB (HD-GD2.0U3) ($139) is an innovative take on the external desktop-class hard drive. We've seen commoditized desktop hard drives come down in price, and we've also witnessed as extremely expensive solid-state drives...

Jun, 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

Consumer review by: Kevin (

Fast and quiet drive, cache may be of limited value


Like many external drives these days, there is no power switch. It will spin up when the computer wakes up and spin down when the computer hibernates or powers off. There is no fan and the plastic case gets a little warm to the touch. I measured 33...

Installation was easy. Like any modern USB drive, I plugged it in and it just worked. The computer recognized it as a 1.81 TB NTFS disk (2,000,298,872,576 bytes, or a hair over 2 TB using the drive manufacturers' power-of-ten definition of GB and TB) ;...

I only observed the cache in obvious use in one scenario, when reading back a file smaller than 1 GB immediately after writing it, and only the first time this file was read. That's unexpected and it's difficult to understand why that would be the...

Sep, 2013