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Buffalo  HD-GDU3
8.0 out of 10

Buffalo HD-GDU3

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Reviews and Problems with Buffalo HD-GDU3

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Overall 6
6.0

Super Fast, but POOR QUALITY

schlhsrok, B&H Photo
26 November 2014
  • Excerpt: For the most part I love this drive because of it's pure speed (and price). But, I have had two of these drives come up with bad blocks within a year. Luckily, they were covered by the warrantee. I always back up my data, so problems there.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible, Inexpensive
  • Cons: Failed, Insecure, Poor Quality
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Overall 6
6.0

very finicky product - but company warranty made good on replacement

Erik Jansen, Amazon
28 July 2014
  • Summary: very finicky product - but company warranty made good on replacement. but would not buy the brand again. Just too much hassle and fragile preodict
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Overall 6
6.0

Fast but poor USB connector

Bill M., Newegg
20 April 2014
  • Pros: Very Fast with smaller files
  • Cons: The USB port is centered so be very careful inserting the cable. The pins will bend out of shape.
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Overall 6
6.0

Watch out for 0x8078002A

CJL "CJL", Amazon
11 April 2014
  • Summary: I am sure this is a good product and it is top rated, but I am writing to alert consumers to compatibility issues (hence the 3 star rating from me). I wanted this external hard drive for my aging Dell computer with Windows 7. The PC works well in every other respect.
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Overall 6
6.0

fast & quiet

Grigoriy Zamakhin, Amazon
19 January 2014
  • Summary: product is fast and quiet. also it has nice LED lights. power off automatically. cons - after 3 months HDD cannot be detected, returned to amazon.
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Overall 6
6.0

Did not work to clone another drive using Macrium Reflect

Cathleen C, Amazon
26 November 2013
  • Summary: I had intended to use this drive to clone another drive (running win 7). When I tried to clone the drive to the Buffalo 3T, I received an incompatability message dealing with sector sizes, source 512 v target 4096. This is a non-supported situation.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mmmmm

Oor Willie, B&H Photo
11 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Not a fast as I thought it would be but these things never are.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok..... After the 3rd one.

Tim Thames, Amazon
13 July 2013
  • Summary: Purchased the Buffalo Drive Station which had great reviews. Received the 1st one...did not work. Sent the first one back & ordered another. The 2nd one did not work. Called the company & was told it may have been a bad batch & something the engineers will need to look at.
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Overall 6
6.0

A little risky for backup, a little slow for performance

FipC, Amazon
19 June 2013
  • Summary: Not getting the concept of this product. It is fast. After using it for a week, it is indeed fast for small files, 170-200 MB/s, about double a normal modern hard drive, but it slows down to more normal speeds when copying large files (like a 20 GB video file), probably because it overwhelms the...
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Overall 6
6.0

A curious product

fip, B&H Photo
19 June 2013
  • Excerpt: The cache is the story here. 1 GB of cache speeds up small file operations, but will lose data if it is not flushed with a power failure. Yes, it is fast, my benchmarks show 170-220 MB/s, roughly double a modern hard drive. It is much slower in extended file copies, though.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up
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