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Buffalo HD-GD2.0U3 Drive Station

Buffalo HD-GD2.0U3 Drive Station
alaAverage 3.8

19 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Buffalo HD-GD2.0U3 Drive Station. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Other Storage & Media for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 70/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Buffalo HD-GD2.0U3 Drive Station

 

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

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

May, 2016

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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: Ralph N. (newegg.com)

Dead

 

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. (newegg.com)

Buffaloed

 

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. (newegg.com)

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. (newegg.com)

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. (newegg.com)

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. (newegg.com)

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. (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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: Eric G. (newegg.com)

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
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