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Buffalo  HD-GDU3
7.8 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. Getting an RMA for both drives (different occasions) was very easy and painless. Support is spot on. Just wish the drive would last longer. Something to mention: Disc is unable to be encrypted.
  • 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.
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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. I just wanted backup protection for family photos and files. It did not work and I returned it.
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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. I tried do do the same clone process with an XP machine and the error is the same. So while this could be a nice drive for general backups or file saving, it did not meet my needs. So it will go back today.
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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. Sent that one back & ordered for the 3rd time. The 3rd one worked! Hopefully it will last.
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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 cache. It is a little risky to use for backup. Data in the cache will not survive a power failure.
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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. A 50 GB file slows down to more mortal speeds. If you have power failure, you're hosed. Really needs a backup PSU. So, I'm not quite sure the appropriate application for this drive.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up
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