Buffalo DriveStation - 250Gb Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive, External, High Speed USB 2.0 HDD was £70.42, now £39.99 delivered @ Amazon!
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Buffalo DriveStation - 250Gb Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive, External, High Speed USB 2.0 HDD was £70.42, now £39.99 delivered @ Amazon!

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Found 19th Jun 2008Made hot 19th Jun 2008
Manufacturer's Description
The DriveStation SATA USB 2.0 Hard Drive offer a quick and easy way to instantly store, access, backup and transfer your music, photos, videos and other files. Easy to setup DriveStation easily connects to any device with an available USB port: desktop, notebook, LinkStation or TeraStation network attached storage. In an age of digital storage, ensuring data confidentiality is a necessity. Secure Lock Ware encrypts and protects your important personal data from theft, misplacement, and unauthorized access. Using optional fan unit, multiple DriveStations can be stacked with easy-to-use slide-in clips, to save valuable desktop space. Schedule backups with Memeo professional backup sw.

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Product Dimensions: 1.5 Kg ??? Do they measure dimensions in Kg ??

Good deal anyway

What a deal! Bought big time! - £2.50 hukd voucher (thanks hukd!) and minus 56p American Express cashback! :-D Very hot! :-D

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Anyone know what hard drive these use internally? Are they reliable?

just an external HDD then? or can it be connected up to the router?

alchemistkevin;2343806

just an external HDD then? or can it be connected up to the router?



It's external. You are looking at a NAS drive if you want it to hook up to a router.

Seems like a good price to me :thumbsup:

No detailed specs or warranty info, not voting either way

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I've just bought the same drive but in NAS form (the Linkstation), and its absolutely brilliant. A massive improvement over my old ****** maxtor onetouch I had before in both speed, reliability and features.

Anarchist;2344480

I've just bought the same drive but in NAS form (the Linkstation), and … I've just bought the same drive but in NAS form (the Linkstation), and its absolutely brilliant. A massive improvement over my old ****** maxtor onetouch I had before in both speed, reliability and features.



At what price if you don't mind me asking?

This seems like a good deal for a usb drive, though transferring GBs of files via USB can be painfully slow if that is what you intend on doing regularly. My preference would be an enclosure for a drive which has e-sata as well as usb connections. I believe IcyBox make such enclosures.

rocephin;2343847

It's external. You are looking at a NAS drive if you want it to hook up … It's external. You are looking at a NAS drive if you want it to hook up to a router.


Or a router with a USB port.

A router with a USB host port.

Adamo;2344618

Or a router with a USB port.



pibpob;2345083

A router with a USB host port.



Intersting point you have both come up with. So my NAS drive that doesn't work through ehternet on my O2 wireless box 1 might work through the usb port intented to people who want to use the router via usb?

rocephin;2343847

It's external. You are looking at a NAS drive if you want it to hook up … It's external. You are looking at a NAS drive if you want it to hook up to a router.



yes, thnx, just wanted to make sure it was USB, google helped me l8r

Adamo;2344618

Or a router with a USB port.



never changing my router unless we get above 24MBPS speeds in the UK.

pibpob;2345083

A router with a USB host port.



Valid Point!

kobirulali;2345440

Intersting point you have both come up with. So my NAS drive that … Intersting point you have both come up with. So my NAS drive that doesn't work through ehternet on my O2 wireless box 1 might work through the usb port intented to people who want to use the router via usb?



why doesn't it work through Ethernet port on your router??

kobirulali;2345440

So my NAS drive that doesn't work through ehternet on my O2 wireless box … So my NAS drive that doesn't work through ehternet on my O2 wireless box 1 might work through the usb port intented to people who want to use the router via usb?

I think that would be a USB device port, designed to be connected to a PC (a host), not a device such as a disk drive.

Don't suppose this is a portable external HDD?

Zak_K;2348418

Don't suppose this is a portable external HDD?



Your home PC is portable if you consider carrying around a PC and monitor portable. But yes, it's portable in as much as you can take it with you obviously but you can;t fit it in your pocket like other portable ones.

Awesome deal, finally got to use my match voucher too.... works out about 6.6p per GB!!! :thumbsup:

ERU;2343771

Anyone know what hard drive these use internally? Are they reliable?



I know around 6 different people that have bought the NETWORK/ethernet version of these buffalo drives. Sadly, every single one has failed in some form or other. Still, it's a good price so you takes your chance.

Pesonally I find the Western Digital drives are superior performance and value for money, they also do a triple interface esata/usb/firewire 400/800. Between myself and the guys at work, we've bought around 20-30 various WD drives, fingers crossed, only one has failed so far - after being dropped :-(

Spider~Pig;2349824

Awesome deal, finally got to use my match voucher too.... works out about … Awesome deal, finally got to use my match voucher too.... works out about 6.6p per GB!!! :thumbsup:


Wow! My Match voucher was only worth £2.50 - yours was around £23.49 - how many matches did you find!


...or did you mean 15p per Gb?
;-)

wombat6025;2350374

Wow! My Match voucher was only worth £2.50 - yours was around £23.49 - h … Wow! My Match voucher was only worth £2.50 - yours was around £23.49 - how many matches did you find! :p...or did you mean 15p per Gb? ;-)



Oh aye, bummer! Worked that one out on phone whilst driving :whistling:

ok received this drive today, it makes a strange constant whine noise and doesn't work when connected to the USB host port of orange's livebox, but this is down to the livebox, not the ext hdd. The noise is so noticable i think i'll keep it switched off most of the time, use it for hard backup only.

I'm comparing it against my WD essential by the way, which makes no noise at all! Wishing i had spent a bit more now and got the WD passport for £55 :oops:

Spider~Pig;2376408

Wishing i had spent a bit more now and got the WD passport for £55 :oops:


:roll:

Zak_K;2348418

Don't suppose this is a portable external HDD?



Is it not:w00t:

I ordered one assuming I can copy my hard drive contents in it as a back up, will it still do that?

meshosa;2407504

Is it not:w00t:I ordered one assuming I can copy my hard drive contents … Is it not:w00t:I ordered one assuming I can copy my hard drive contents in it as a back up, will it still do that?



It certainly will, just isn't that portable in the sense that it needs plugged in and doesn't fit in your pocket! :thumbsup:
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