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Buffalo 1TB DriveStation External USB 2.0 SATA Hard Drive with TurboUSB £76.99 delivered @ CDiscount

£76.99 @ CDiscount entertainment
Use code FREEDELIVERY. Also can pay in 3 interest free installments with credit/debit card, no credit check :o) The Power Saving Utility offers reduced power consumption TurboUSB increases your… Read More
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Use code FREEDELIVERY. Also can pay in 3 interest free installments with credit/debit card, no credit check :o)

The Power Saving Utility offers reduced power consumption
TurboUSB increases your file transfer speeds
Turns on and off automatically with your computer
Easy Setup with no drivers required
Pre-formatted drive for immediate use
Silent, fanless operation
Includes Memeo AutoBackup Software for Windows® and Macintosh®
Secure Lock Ware software for Windows® PC encrypts your data, preventing unauthorised access
Connects to USB on any PC or Mac
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#1
Looks good!

I'm wanting a Hard Drive to use when editing some HD footage in Final Cut Studio 2 on my Macbook Pro... Would this drive suffice?
#2
If your computer can, this will - it's simply a storage device.
#3
Jelly
If your computer can, this will - it's simply a storage device.


No no, but what I mean is... Will this drive cope ok with the size of HD files? editing etc?

I can't see if it's a 7200 drive. Is USB 2.0 ok, or should I go for a FW drive?
#4
Any good on my old Dell 2400? just for back up
#5
Parrot
Any good on my old Dell 2400? just for back up


Yeah it'll be perfect :)
#6
Is there a reason why there are less and less external hard drives coming with power buttons?
#7
Who?
Is there a reason why there are less and less external hard drives coming with power buttons?


Most without a physical power button have an inbuilt cut-out that switches them on/off in tandem with your PC.

I had an old Maxtor drive without a power switch that stayed switched on, swapped that for a Western Digital that has this auto power off feature.
#8
Can anyone tell (or know) is this drive is 7200rpm?
#9
guv
Yes, it should work fine. (I'm assuming you are asking for throughput reasons for capturing?)


Yeh. Just want to make sure it's a 7200rpm drive before I order one :)
#10
Simmy653
Can anyone tell (or know) is this drive is 7200rpm?


More than likely it will be, but it makes no difference as even if it was 5400rpm it would still saturate the 20-30MB/s that USB2.0 can manage.
#11
I bought one of these about 3 weeks ago from Amazon for about the same price. I backed up everything from my PC reformatted and reinstalled windows. I hadn't got around to copying all the important stuff back over and it's decided to stop working. I've tried on my laptop as well with no luck so think it's definitely the drive rather than installation. I'm going to have to open it up and try plugging it in Using SATA.
#12
lazygamer
Most without a physical power button have an inbuilt cut-out that switches them on/off in tandem with your PC.

I had an old Maxtor drive without a power switch that stayed switched on, swapped that for a Western Digital that has this auto power off feature.

Yea my external hard drive is a Maxtor which just never switches off so I have to pull the plug out which can't be good, guess that's what has put me off the ones without power switches.
#13
Simmy653
Looks good!

I'm wanting a Hard Drive to use when editing some HD footage in Final Cut Studio 2 on my Macbook Pro... Would this drive suffice?


For video editing, Firewire is the way to go, USB is theoretically faster but uses the CPU to control transfers, whereas Firewire is independent - so as your computer will be working hard to deal with the video editing the USB transfers will choke up and firewire will stay consistent.
#14
I have this drive, there's an important update for the SATA-USB bridge inside this enclosure that should correct a known problem that can cause data corruption, it's happened to a few people already going by the official Buffalo forum.

http://www.buffalo-technology.com/press/releases/important-notice-to-customers-using-buffalo-technologys-drivestation-models-hd-ce320u2-hd-ce500u2-hd-ce640u2-hd-ce750u2-and-hd-ce10tu2/

Regarding the power saving feature, without the use of software it's very simple in that when it senses that the USB port is `live` it spins up and vice versa. I use mine with a NAS so I haven't bothered using the software that's bundled.
#15
Grantaire
For video editing, Firewire is the way to go, USB is theoretically faster but uses the CPU to control transfers, whereas Firewire is independent - so as your computer will be working hard to deal with the video editing the USB transfers will choke up and firewire will stay consistent.


eSATA is the way to go nowadays if you need high speed backup.
#16
abomination;4384707
I have this drive, there's an important update for the SATA-USB bridge inside this enclosure that should correct a known problem that can cause data corruption, it's happened to a few people already going by the official Buffalo forum.
http://www.buffalo-technology.com/press/releases/important-notice-to-customers-using-buffalo-technologys-drivestation-models-hd-ce320u2-hd-ce500u2-hd-ce640u2-hd-ce750u2-and-hd-ce10tu2/

Thanks for that info. Looks like I should apply the fix. Do you have a link for the Buffalo forum, I can't see anything obvious on their website?

Thanks
#17
Stompa
Thanks for that info. Looks like I should apply the fix. Do you have a link for the Buffalo forum, I can't see anything obvious on their website?

Thanks


http://forums.buffalotech.com/buffalo/board?board.id=0101

I don't think there's a link to the forum if you select Europe as your region.
#18
abomination;4384845
http://forums.buffalotech.com/buffalo/board?board.id=0101

I don't think there's a link to the forum if you select Europe as your region.


Excellent, many thanks.
#19
Minstadave
eSATA is the way to go nowadays if you need high speed backup.

Don't you need a computer with a esata port, which not sure how many pc's have those.
#20
Who?
Is there a reason why there are less and less external hard drives coming with power buttons?
I've had one of these for a couple of months now. It does the job but the fact that there's no power button is a pain. I didn't realise at the time I bought it but if I had, I would have opted for some other drive that does have the feature. To disable it, you have to use the 'safely remove hardware' option and then if you want to start it up again, you have to take out the usb cable and then put it back in again..... what a pullava! Also, while it looks okay, I would rather go for a hard drive encased in anodized aluminium as it looks much more solid than the cheap plastic casing on this drive.

On the plus side, it works fine, is silent and does not get hot, also it has KITT's (from Knight Rider) deaf and dumb brother in blue on the front of it. While KITT moves horizontally, the handicapped brother moves vertically ;-)
#21
I have the 500gb version and it works flawlessly. I've even dropped it a few times whilst in operation and it's still going strong. Good purchase. Hot
#22
Simmy653
Looks good!

I'm wanting a Hard Drive to use when editing some HD footage in Final Cut Studio 2 on my Macbook Pro... Would this drive suffice?

I have this hard drive and its very good, out of all of the hard drives ive had its been by far the quietest, so much so that when I first got it I had to double check that it was on because its so quiet. I use it for watching hi def movies on my media player which is hooked up to my plasma and Im def going to pick up another. The only concern is that some folk have had a few problems with the software that comes with it but The software can be deleted if you wish. Ebuyer were selling this for tghe same price a few days ago.
Hope this helps
#23
ordered one, cheers!
#24
Ahem, credit where credit's due! I love Cdiscounts 3 months free credit with no forms or credit checks. I hope other retailers take this initiative. Normally interest free credit means they inflate the price on the goods at point of sale like Littlewoods, or make you sign and return a form. Not so Cdiscount - Well done!
#25
abomination
I have this drive, there's an important update for the SATA-USB bridge inside this enclosure that should correct a known problem that can cause data corruption, it's happened to a few people already going by the official Buffalo forum.

http://www.buffalo-technology.com/press/releases/important-notice-to-customers-using-buffalo-technologys-drivestation-models-hd-ce320u2-hd-ce500u2-hd-ce640u2-hd-ce750u2-and-hd-ce10tu2/


Thanks for this - Just updated my firmware from v1 for v3.

Thanks
Daniel
#26
I just bust this drive for £88 from argos rather than paying £10 less for it at amazon (you also get a free 1 gig flash drive), but extra cost worth it for less headache. It's a decent drive, its quiet, the power adapter is slightly large but not to big, technically you should just be able to run the drive from the usb slot but better for not losing data having a independant power supply. Make sure you enable write caching from the device manager (downside it loses its plug 'n' play abilities). Peak transet rates are around 23 Mbytes per sec, although when transferring from a heavily fragmented drive it comes down to 5megs or is you transfer a lot of small files it can come down to 2megs. Formatted capacity is around 931 gigs.
Firewire is better for external drives as it transfer data more evenly.
This drive is quite big though, a bit bulky, lacking features.
#27
bboy71
I have this hard drive and its very good, out of all of the hard drives ive had its been by far the quietest, so much so that when I first got it I had to double check that it was on because its so quiet. I use it for watching hi def movies on my media player which is hooked up to my plasma and Im def going to pick up another. The only concern is that some folk have had a few problems with the software that comes with it but The software can be deleted if you wish. Ebuyer were selling this for tghe same price a few days ago.
Hope this helps


ive had mine since Xmas and noticed using the bundled Memeo backup software that my VISTA PC now occassionally restarts - I assume its this software but not 100%, although the SW is nice and easty to use, i do like it. Of course it could be the other bundled Turbo USB software.

Hmm nice to uninstall a few bits ..........

Still highly recommended, even without an on/off switch ( not needed in my view)
#28
Does this have a full size sata drive inside?


Im tempted to buy this and but the drive in my nas box and use the enclosure for my other unused 500gb drive.

Any ideas guys?

Thanks
#29
It'll be a standard drive inside, just a question of how easy it is to open up the enclosure.
#30
abomination;4384707
I have this drive, there's an important update for the SATA-USB bridge inside this enclosure that should correct a known problem that can cause data corruption, it's happened to a few people already going by the official Buffalo forum.

http://www.buffalo-technology.com/press/releases/important-notice-to-customers-using-buffalo-technologys-drivestation-models-hd-ce320u2-hd-ce500u2-hd-ce640u2-hd-ce750u2-and-hd-ce10tu2/

Hmmm, this updater is rather puzzling. I just get a window that displays for about half a second and then closes - is that what it's supposed to do? I'd have expected some sort of "success/failed/not applicable" message at the end???
#31
Stompa
Hmmm, this updater is rather puzzling. I just get a window that displays for about half a second and then closes - is that what it's supposed to do? I'd have expected some sort of "success/failed/not applicable" message at the end???


Download the file from Buffalo's website, extract then double click on the self extracting executable which will create a new directory (HD-CEU2_Rev300WW), double click on the executable found within that directory.
#32
abomination;4385405
Download the file from Buffalo's website, extract then double click on the self extracting executable which will create a new directory (HD-CEU2_Rev300WW), double click on the executable found within that directory.


Thanks, that's done the trick. It's rather bizarre that they don't actually document this anywhere though. Perhaps it's mentioned on the window, but since it only appears for a brief moment there's insufficient time to read it.
#33
Simmy653
Looks good!

I'm wanting a Hard Drive to use when editing some HD footage in Final Cut Studio 2 on my Macbook Pro... Would this drive suffice?


Firewire is the best option for you. USB will put load on CPU. Firewire will be faster when you are doing lot of video editing..
#34
I have finally took the plunge & bought the hard drive. I really need to back up my photos & music, i would be devistated if I lost my music collection.

3 intrest free payments is brilliant.

Remember QUIDCO too. upto 15% from cdiscount
#35
tahir_owen
technically you should just be able to run the drive from the usb slot but better for not losing data having a independant power supply.


Technically impossible!
The HDD in this device will be a 3.5" component which requires both 5v and 12v power with current demands >500mA. USB standard can only supply 5v @ <500mA
#36
funlovincriminal
I have finally took the plunge & bought the hard drive. I really need to back up my photos & music, i would be devistated if I lost my music collection.

3 intrest free payments is brilliant.

Remember QUIDCO too. upto 15% from cdiscount


4% quidco, just ordered, the interest free option is great.
#37
Minstadave
Yeah it'll be perfect :)


Thanks
banned#38
I make it seventy SIX 99, plus another four quid postage. Still a good deal, but a fiver more than your title says!
#39
travellers
I make it seventy SIX 99, plus another four quid postage. Still a good deal, but a fiver more than your title says!


Looks like it's gone up by £1, code still works for free delivery though. Post amended, thanks :thumbsup:

300 degrees and no rep? :thinking:
banned#40
Janeyjugs
300 degrees and no rep? :thinking:


Ewwwwww, rep begging! Thats so.... unseemly.... :whistling:

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