Buffalo DriveStation Velocity 2TB Review : Buffalo Technology

Buffalo DriveStation Velocity 2TB Review

If you want a no-frills yet fast USB3 desktop hard disk, the Velocity is a good buy

Despite its glamorous name, the DriveStation Velocity 2TB hard disk has a very plain design. Its only frill is that it can either sit horizontally or vertically on your desk. We were disappointed to discover that there's no cooling fan, even though there's clearly an empty space for one, so you'll need to keep the disk in a well-ventilated area.

What it lacks in looks, the Velocity makes up for in speed. When connected over USB3 it raced through our file transfer tests, writing large files at 105MB/s and reading them at just under 152MB/s, which makes this one of the fastest external hard disks we've seen. It wasn't quite as table-topping when it came to small files, but it was still quicker than average with small file write speeds of 31MB/s and read speeds of 42.2MB/s.

The bundled software isn't as impressive. The simply-named Backup Utility can back up your files according to a schedule, but the basic, badly translated wizard-style interface doesn't inspire confidence.

BUFFALO 500GB Drivestation Turbo USB E
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  • 500GB DriveStation Turbo USB E
BUFFALO Buffalo Technology DriveStation Combo 500 GB USB 2.0/FireWire 400 Desktop External Hard Drive HD-CE500IU2 (Black)
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  • DriveStation Combo; USB 2.0 Cable ;Setup CD Rom with Memeo Backup Software; FireWire (I 1394a) Cable; AC Adapter;Warranty Statement
  • Turns On and Off automatically with your computer
  • Supports USB 2.0/1.1 and FireWire 400- TurboUSB Transfer Rates - up to 20% faster
  • Pre-formatted Drive for Immediate Use with Auto-Power Feature
  • Conserve energy with Unique Heat Sink Chassis keeps internal parts cool. Silent, fan-less design
BUFFALO Buffalo Technology DriveStation Combo4 2.0 TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 2.0/FireWire 800/400/eSATA HD-HS2.0TQ
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  • Get the best data transfer speed possible with your choice of any high performance connectivity ports.
  • TurboUSB - Increases your file transfer speed!
  • Easy Setup does not require drivers
  • Pre-formatted drive for immediate use
  • Turns On and Off automatically with your computer
  • Connect your PC or Mac with USB 2.0, FireWire 400/800 or eSATA

Popular Q&A

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Where can i find the "Buffalo, TurboUSB for USB Flash Drive" software?

I have a buffalo turbo usb flash drive and i backed up the software which was on the pen drive to my desktop, but my desktop crashed and i had to do a reinstall and lost everything.
I have tried the Buffalo website but cant seem to find it, can anyone help me ?

When I bought my flash drive, I plugged it into the computer and it began working automatically, both on Vista and Windows 7

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