Buffalo DriveStation 320GB : Buffalo Technology

Buffalo DriveStation 320GB

Hard drive capacity gets larger each year and many of us keep filling what space we have with critical, precious, or useless data. That is what happened to me. My 250gb LaCie external drive was down to less than 5gb of remaining space. I had been erasing data I probably shouldn’t and it was definitely time to invest in more space. I thought about 500gb or 750gb drive but decided to bite-the-bullet and get a 1TB drive.

While many of the external hard drives currently on the market have either an aluminum or glossy plastic housing, the Buffalo DriveStation is refreshing utilitarian (just like the MiniStation), constructed of a hard matte plastic shell. It’s construction is excellent.

Package Contents

  • Buffalo 1TB DriveStation TurboUSB Hard Drive
  • Power cable
  • Standard USB cable
  • Turbo USB utility
  • Memeo AutoBackup, SecureLockWare Encryption
  • Turbo USB utility installation instructions
  • Memeo quick start guide

Hardware Specifications

Drive Interface SATA
Hard Drive Sizes 320GB, 500GB, 640GB, 750GB, 1.0TB
Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Standard Compliance USB 2.0
Connector Type USB Type A
Dimensions (WxHxD in) 2.12 x 7.9 x 8.0
Weight (lbs) 3.5
Power Consumption (W) 10W (2.7W in power saving mode)
Operating Environment 41-95° F
OS Support Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS X
Warranty One year


  • TurboUSB – faster transfer speeds
  • Power savings mode reduces power consumption by up to 75%
  • Automatic setup, no drivers needed
  • Pre-formatted for immediate use
  • Supports USB 2.0
  • Near-silent operation

Buffalo Technologies have many types of external and network hard drives currently available. The main feature that led me to the DriveStation HD-CEU2 was its Eco-friendly power usage. According to Buffalo, the HD-CEU2′s ‘Eco-Minded’ power savings mode reduces power consumption by up to 75%. The drive is smart enough to go into sleep mode and immediately wakes when your computer does.

Like the MiniStation, Buffalo includes a Mac and Windows compatible utility that enables the DriveStation’s TurboUSB feature. According to Buffalo, this application increases the drive’s transfer rate to as much as 64 percent faster than that of a typical 4, 200-rpm USB 2.0 drive. This application plus the DriveStation’s 7, 200-rpm drive does make file transfer/backup very quick.

There are very few noteworthy things to mention about the exterior of the DriveStation housing. The back of the case has the USB and DC power cable ports.

Another great feature about the HD-CEU2 is its nearly silent operations. The drive has vents on the top and bottom to enhance airflow through the housing. Its fanless design and whisper quiet drive make it almost as silent as the MiniStation. Truly the quietest 3.5" external hard drive I have ever used/seen.

BUFFALO Buffalo DriveStation 320 GB Desktop External Hard Drive with TurboUSB 2.0 HD-CE320U2 (Black)
  • Product #: HDCE320U2
  • Manufacturer: Buffalo Technology
  • Manufacturer Item #: HD-CE320U2
  • UPC: 747464116860
BUFFALO Buffalo Technology 320 GB USB 2.0 SATA Hard Drive

Popular Q&A

BUFFALO HD-PE320U2/BK (320GB Crystal Black) Turbo USB?

I purchased this HDD and I could not copy a file more than 5GB on it. While it had 200GB free I was telling no space. Later I came to know it was FAT32. After a search on net I came to know that I have to Convert the drive into NTFS. While conversion using Win7 some error occurred & it became unreadable. After spending a lot of time some how I recovered the data & formatted it with NTFS.
Now my problem is the Turbo USB & other things which were there on disk are gone. Buffalo support site doesn't provide it as the stupid site is not able to recognize the serial & it says "Invalid Seri…

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Which external HDD is better? Buffalo Turbo 300GB USB or the comparable 320GB from WD?

I will use this external data as my active harddrive. i.e. I carry this around with me when I travel or work from different computers. I store my research data and photographs and also music.
My last external a Simpletech seems to still work fine, but I have had two of my research data files get damaged, requiringme to start data entry again. This is why I am looking for a new drive.
The research data is most important as I am a researcher. Good thing with digital photography is there are so may photos I often dont know what I had anyway.

You can use it on yours and then take you files to your friends houses or to school.
I think thats what you asked.

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