Buffalo DriveStation TurboUSB 1TB External Hard Drive £89.99 Delivered @ Amazon

Buffalo DriveStation TurboUSB 1TB External Hard Drive £89.99 Delivered @ Amazon

Found 20th Aug 2008Made hot 21st Aug 2008
I've not heard anything regarding the reliability of these drives, but seems a good price for a 1TB external drive.

Product Description

The DriveStation TurboUSB External Hard Drives let you store, back up, and easily transport various files without taking up room on your computer's main hard drive. Based on the latest SATA hard drive technology for larger capacities and with TurboUSB technology, DriveStation's transfer rates are up to 37% greater than those of standard USB hard drives. With auto installation, Memeo AutoBackup Software (Download Memeo AutoBackup) and support, the DriveStation is a plug and play secure and reliable USB backup and storage solution.


Manufacturer's Part Number: HD-HS1.0TU2/L
Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty
Product Description: Buffalo DriveStation TurboUSB HD-HS1.0TU2/L - hard drive - 1 TB - Hi-Speed USB
Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
Storage Controller: Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-150 ) - Hi-Speed USB
Capacity: 1 TB
Dimensions (WxDxH): 4.6 cm x 16.2 cm x 20.1 cm
OS Required: Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows 2000 / ME / XP/ Vista
Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps
Weight: 1.3 kg
Type: Hard drive - external
Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Consumption: 25 Watt
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
Fan: Fanless design

Box Contents
# Buffalo DriveStation
# AC power adapter


very good price for a buffalo we get ripped off in the uk for buffalo gear usually


I've not heard anything regarding the reliability of these drives

The 500 GB version has some very unhappy owners

As an alternative you might want to consider the 750 gb version which is only £64.99 at ebuyer, (free delivery).

WOW at the negtivity! 6 reviews and 3 of them 1 star - possibly coz they couldn't rate is less

I have had a 400gb version of this for a couple of years and have never had any problems.

Original Poster

Its usually the case with all the popular drives.
There's always going to be some who unfortunately have a catastrophic loss of data due to drive failure and and rate it very low (who wouldn't in those circumstances!).
That doesn't necessarily mean its any worse than any other product out there, just that you hear more about the bad ones because its so popular.
The question is does this drive have a higher failure rate than others? (% failed in the first year for example)

if 50% of the reviews say so then it sounds like trouble to someone who hasn't had it before.

I've heard bad reviews about WD too but nowhere this close.

Does this have an eSATA connection?

I have had 2 500gig's since 2006
and they are fine



The 500 GB version has some very unhappy … The 500 GB version has some very unhappy ownershttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Buffalo-500GB-DriveStation-Turbo-External/dp/B000VEMOA4/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1219319331&sr=1-7

Original Poster


Does this have an eSATA connection?

Nope, USB only


I have had 2 500gig's since 2006and they are fine

wow what is all that stuff in the picture? are they all hard drives??

Sort of

the 2 slim black ones are 500gig hd's
the other 3 are nas's (like a mini pc with a hd for network access)

Original Poster

btw, I noticed yesterday that these use Samsung Spinpoint F1 drives (HD103UJ) , very quiet and fast!

Not allways buffalo use whoever's the cheapest on the day

not one of my buffalo's has the same make drive

odds are high it will be a sammy though as they are the cheapest around in the retail chain for 1tb

Now £89.99...

Original Poster


Now £89.99...

Updated title to reflect the new price.

Remeber, if you bought this at £94.99 you are entitled to claim back the difference under Amazons price match policy! :thumbsup:

This is back at £89.99
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