Buffalo DriveStation DDR

88
Global
Score
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

Buffalo's DriveStation DDR offers speedy performance, copious amounts of storage, and a classy design, all bundled into a reasonably-priced external drive. The DriveStation has a USB 3.0 port which makes transferring files rather quick, and CNET says the DDR is "just ridiculously fast," while Laptop Magazine says they "copied a single 2.36GB MP4 video to the DriveStation in 9 seconds ... copying that same file off the drive took just 13 seconds." Buffalo opted for a passive cooling system for the drive, and as a result, CNET says the drive is "very quiet." The DriveStation DDR delivers speed and quietness to those who need a quick backup solution for their home desktop or laptop.

from $124.99+

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Breakdown

Noise
9.0
Design and form factor
8.0
Durability
6.0
Speed
9.3
Portability
8.0
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Specs

DriveStation

Type
Desktop hard drive
Storage space
2 TB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
FireWire / 1394
no
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Specs

DriveStation

Type
Desktop hard drive
Storage space
2 TB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
FireWire / 1394
no
View Full Specs
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