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Buffalo Drivestation 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive £69.99 Delivered @ Amazon UK

£69.99 @ Amazon
The Power Saving Utility offers reduced power consumption TurboUSB increases your file transfer speeds -up tp 20% Quicker !Turns on and off automatically with your computer Easy Setup with no driver…
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The Power Saving Utility offers reduced power consumption
TurboUSB increases your file transfer speeds -up tp 20% Quicker !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

Dimensions (WxDxH): 4.5 cm x 15.6 cm x 17.5 cm
Weight: 1 kg
Capacity: 1 TB
Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
Storage Controller: Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-300 ) - Hi-Speed USB
OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista
Power Source: Included AC adapter
Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

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#1
I am looking to buy a 1 TB Hard drive was looking at one of these or the Western Digital My book essential edition. Which one would you buy if they were the same price?
#2
Familia
I am looking to buy a 1 TB Hard drive was looking at one of these or the Western Digital My book essential edition. Which one would you buy if they were the same price?


Western Digital
#3
Tom Pickering
Western Digital


I'm tempted by this deal been watching this one for a while. What's your reasoning behind your wd recommendation?
#4
I have the 500gb drive and I can't complain about them at all :thumbsup:
#5
Tom Pickering
Western Digital


What do you base your decision on, is it the Western Digital name?
#6
I have/use older models of the Buffalo and the WD My book, and both are good but I prefer the Buffalo drives because they has a proper switch.
#7
I like these, the backup software included is pretty handy as well..
#8
Anyone know what hdd will be inside?
#9
tamoil
I have/use older models of the Buffalo and the WD My book, and both are good but I prefer the Buffalo drives because they has a proper switch.


I had a look at the pictures on Amazon but it doesnt appear to have a visible on/of switch is it hidden underneath?
#10
deathtrap3000
Anyone know what hdd will be inside?


I think its an hitachi
#11
Just make sure you get one with a standard power plug!

My WD elements drive took power from a 5-pin DIN jobbie, when the power brick died (a common problem apparently) I had to pull the drive and throw the enclosure in the bin.
#12
So many 1TB HDs to choose from - which one to go for!?
#13
There is no power switch. When used with a pc you can use software to power it down.

I had a lot of problems with mine when I received it, customer services were initially very poor. Eventually I was able to re-aquire the software (Problem with backup) and this drive is brilliant.

It comes with a plug which has a clip on it. You simply connect either of the attachments supplied, either a 2 pin or 3 pin.
#14
Familia;5434566
I had a look at the pictures on Amazon but it doesnt appear to have a visible on/of switch is it hidden underneath?

I have the 500GB version of the same design as this one, and there is no switch.
#15
I think the WD auto power off feature is a good one, tbh. Especially if you store it somewhere out of reach! Does anyone know of any hybrids with both a switch and an auto on-off?
#16
I also have the 500Gb version of this and I have to say it's fantastic. I'm an I.T. engineer of many years and have used Seagates, Maxtors (before an after they merged) and Western Digital. I have to say that the Buffalo drive is the fastest external USB drive that I've ever used, very quiet and runs cool. One great feature of this drive is that it powers itself down when it detects no power on the USB port, so if you unplug it or power the PC down (on most PC's - there are some that still push power out through the USB when shut down!) then it shuts itself off completely (well a very minimal standby anyway). I recommend these to all of my customers when they ask about them. I couldn't comment about what actual hard drive is used inside as I've never opened one up or researched it. I bought mine from Argos for about £60 as I needed one desperately at the time, and my computer supplier had ran out of all external drives so I took a chance on this and it worked out superbly. Bargain. Oh, just in case you're wondering there is no separate power switch by the way.
#17
tamoil
I have/use older models of the Buffalo and the WD My book, and both are good but I prefer the Buffalo drives because they has a proper switch.


This doesn't have a power switch, you have to disconnect the usb and it powers down.

deathtrap3000
Anyone know what hdd will be inside?


The 2 that I bought have samsung drives in.
banned#18
what external hard drive does anybody recommend.
I read the reviews on Amazon from the people who have bought this make and a few people would not recommend it.
#19
toecaps
what external hard drive does anybody recommend.
I read the reviews on Amazon from the people who have bought this make and a few people would not recommend it.


Thats always going to happen with any product, I think I read a simiar review with the WD.
#20
I just ordered mine. On the back of Paulace comments.
#22
From what I've read here and there, you might want to avoid the Iomega one. I bought one of these Buffalo units the other day from eBuyer (same price) and I think it's pretty good. Obviously I havent had it for years so can't comment on its reliability but it's quiet and has that nice power-saving feature which I like. I saw the Iomega deal (the picture in that link is not the drive you'll get, you'll get an ugly thing made of black plastic) but thought this better. I've had Buffalo products before (e.g. Wireless AP) and think they're very good. YMMV as always.
#23
Oh, and by the way...

*** THIS COMES FORMATTED AS FAT32 BY DEFAULT ***

If you have additional security needs or wish to store files over 4GB you will need to reformat the drive as NTFS (assuming you are using Windows etc). Buffalo include a suite of utilities, including a helper utility to make the conversion should you wish to do so.

Even is you start with FAT32, you can convert to NTFS at a later date without wiping the data from the disk. Look at the command-line utility convert.exe provided by Microsoft for more info.

Note: You can go from FAT32 to NTFS without destroying data, but _not_ NTFS to FAT32.

HTH
#24
So this is AC powered, are there any external drives which run solely off the power of the USB slot of the desktop?
#25
jimpom23
So this is AC powered, are there any external drives which run solely off the power of the USB slot of the desktop?


Not at this size, it is currently a technical impossibility.
#26
jimpom23
So this is AC powered, are there any external drives which run solely off the power of the USB slot of the desktop?


Yes, 2.5" external drives are powered by USB only but the storage capacity is less (max size typically less than 500 GB) and you pay more per GB. Here's a pretty good-looking deal for a 320 GB Iomega drive for less than £45 from Tesco:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/376211/iomega-320gb-portable-hard-drive-44/
#27
Cheers both, think I will take the plunge on this one in that case!
#28
joshm
From what I've read here and there, you might want to avoid the Iomega one.


.. From my understanding its the Prestige Iomega that Tescos were selling that are best avoided. The Select model that Comet are selling (which jimpom23 asks about) conatains a Samsung drive and is highly recommended. Although again theres no power switch ;-)
#29
joshm
Oh, and by the way...

*** THIS COMES FORMATTED AS FAT32 BY DEFAULT ***

If you have additional security needs or wish to store files over 4GB you will need to reformat the drive as NTFS (assuming you are using Windows etc). Buffalo include a suite of utilities, including a helper utility to make the conversion should you wish to do so.

Even is you start with FAT32, you can convert to NTFS at a later date without wiping the data from the disk. Look at the command-line utility convert.exe provided by Microsoft for more info.

Note: You can go from FAT32 to NTFS without destroying data, but _not_ NTFS to FAT32.

HTH


That's odd that a larger drive comes formatted as FAT32. My 500Gb version of this drive was NTFS out of the box!
#30
omisnad
.. From my understanding its the Prestige Iomega that Tescos were selling that are best avoided. The Select model that Comet are selling (which jimpom23 asks about) conatains a Samsung drive and is highly recommended. Although again theres no power switch ;-)


See, now you're just confusing me :?
#31
jimpom23
See, now you're just confusing me :?


LOL Sorry :-D
banned#32
thanks, i will get one
#33
I have received my Buffalo Hard drive, seems like a good little unit nice design, compact, runs quiet, copies at about 22MB/s. Recommended!
#34
you should get more than that my older model drivestation does about 33 ish
#35
Shonk
you should get more than that my older model drivestation does about 33 ish


I actually was expecting around 30 MB/sec as it says turbo. I'll read the manual. I suppose it does depend on the your cpu speed and ram. But i do have a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo and 4GB ram in my lappy. I'll check it out.

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