Buffalo DriveStation Duo 500GB USB & Firewire with Raid 1 Back-up (2 x 250GB) - £78.29 @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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This is not a standard USB drive, it contains 2 x 250gb drive in raid 1 for backup purposes. Great for photos or other irreplaceable files.

The DriveStation Duo is a quick and easy solution to store, access, back up and transfer your music, photos, videos and other files. Get maximum storage with the increased capacity of two spanning hard drives or the extra security of automatic mirroring in one affordable box.

* Two high speed 7200 RPM SATA hard drives in one
* No need to install drivers with auto setup
* Pre-formatted hard drive for immediate use
* Supports RAID 1 and full capacity spanning modes
* Dual Interface USB 2.0 and FireWire
* Auto power feature turns on and off automatically with your PC
* Easy-to-Use Windows RAID utility for changing RAID modes.
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banned#1
OMG this looks massive

1TB can be had from comets
#2
Banjo String
OMG this looks massive

1TB can be had from comets


I can't see any buffalo drivestations on the comet site?
#3
Banjo String;3993389
OMG this looks massive


I bet you say that to all the boys! :whistling:

It isn't a standard USB external drive - it is TWO 250Gb drives in a RAID1 configuration. So for starters it is going to be twice the size of a single drive as a minimum!

If you don't know what it is,you most definitely shouldn't be passing comments on it until you at least find out what it is for! :thumbsup:
#4
Given the RAID capability, and especially the firewire connection, this would be worth a thought. You're getting a whole lot more than two 250gig hard drives.
Sadly, it's not Vista compatible though (so presumably quite old technology).
Wil vote hot anyway
#6
nihcaj
I bet you say that to all the boys! :whistling:

It isn't a standard USB external drive - it is TWO 250Gb drives in a RAID1 configuration. So for starters it is going to be twice the size of a single drive as a minimum!

If you don't know what it is,you most definitely shouldn't be passing comments on it until you at least find out what it is for! :thumbsup:


I think you should heed your own advise.

RAID1 means the dirves are mirrored, so 2x250gb still equals 250Gb it just means that the whole 250Gb is redundant, so if one drive fails youll lose no data.
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I think he may have been refering to the physical footprint...

Glad this hasn't got ethernet...I would have to get one then!
#8
Shouldn't the title say 250gb not 500gb? strictly speaking it ain't a 500gb drive :)
#9
xyzbox
I think he may have been refering to the physical footprint...

Glad this hasn't got ethernet...I would have to get one then!


yes i believe they where my fault for skimming over the thread :-(
#10
gsloman
Shouldn't the title say 250gb not 500gb? strictly speaking it ain't a 500gb drive :)


It can be setup as raid 1, raid 0 or the full 500gb can be used.

There's a couple of reviews here.

http://www.pcplus.co.uk/reviews/peripherals/buffalo_drivestation_duo

http://www.computerbuyer.co.uk/reviews/104603/buffalo-drivestation-duo.html
#11
nwmark;3994008
I think you should heed your own advise.

RAID1 means the dirves are mirrored, so 2x250gb still equals 250Gb it just means that the whole 250Gb is redundant, so if one drive fails youll lose no data.


What are you one about?... it contains TWO 250 drives, so it is "big" because it needs to be twice the size of ONE drive because there are TWO drives in it. ie. to fit them in the box is going to be at least PHYSICALLY TWICE THE SIZE of a standard USB drive with ONE drive in it. Unless of course you can fit two drives into one 2.5" space now?

If you read first instead of shouting off, I think you will find nowhere where I say there would be ANY amount of data storage, let alone the 250Gb of EFFECTIVE storage which you correctly mention.

Size still means feet and inches or millimetres where I come from. If I am talking capacity, storage or if I even use the word space, then it just might be Gigbytes I am on about, because there is something called context!
#12
It can be setup as raid 1, raid 0 or the full 500gb can be used.


Yeh I appreciate that but what ever RAID it is, you still only get 250gb - and i don't see any advantage of using this with no RAID i.e. using the full 500gb, surely you'd just buy a regular 500gb drive?
#13
I bought one these when they first came out (alot more £'s then). Primarily to back-up all of the digi photos we'd acrued using Raid 1. It's still going strong now, never had a problem with it. It's definatley quicker over firewire transfering a large chunky file. (700mb+).

Voted Hot by the way:thumbsup:
#14
Girls Girls Girls......:whistling:
#15
gsloman
Yeh I appreciate that but what ever RAID it is, you still only get 250gb - and i don't see any advantage of using this with no RAID i.e. using the full 500gb, surely you'd just buy a regular 500gb drive?


Actually RAID 0 would give you 500gb (you say whatever raid it is....)

RAID 0 (compared to a single drive) would give you a bit more speed, but I doubt you'd get any benefit over a USB connection. Perhaps over firewire - I am not sure of the figures there really.
#16
Lloyd1981
Girls Girls Girls......:whistling:


Yeah will you two stop flirting!

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