Buffalo Technology DriveStation Axis 1TB Review

The Buffalo Technology DriveStation Axis 1TB is a family of desktop external hard drives that offers high performance and easy-to-use storage. It easily connects to your computer for additional storage or backup of data files, video, music and photos. Buffalo has a feature-rich software suite of tools designed to boost PC performance.

The Buffalo Hard Drive not only stores and backups your data easily but it also transports various files, including huge multimedia files that are too large to fit on a USB key. Simply plug the hard drive into your computer and it installs automatically with Windows 2000, XP, or OS-X computers. Fanless Heat Sink Chassis design lets the DriveStation run cool and quietly.

The storage device may be placed vertically or horizontally on the desktop. There is 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.

When connected over USB3, the Buffalo DriveStation 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.

Technical Details

Brand Name: Buffalo Technology
Model: HD-LX3.0TU3
Warranty: 2 year
Hard Disk Description: External
Weight: 2.9 pounds
Product Features

Secure storage and backup solution
Equipped with a high speed 7200 RPM hard drive
256-bit AES encryption and USB 3.0/ 2.0 support
Horizontal and vertical form factor
Buffalo Tools
Eco Manager
Fanless Design
Product Dimensions: 3 x 8.9 x 8.7 inches; 2.2 pounds
Item model number: HD-LB1.0TU2

Increase file transfer rates up to 5X* over USB 2.0 hard drives
Automatic 256-bit AES Full Disk Encryption (FDE) protects your data from unauthorized access
Compact and Sleek for ultimate portability
Compatible with USB 2.0
Works with PC (NTFS and HFS+ support) and Mac.
Preformatted hard drive is ready for immediate use with Windows and Mac
The Hard Drive can be positioned anywhere that suits you. It stands upright or lays flat for flexible placement in any environment
Fanless Design allows for quiet operation
Buffalo's Backup Utility automatically backs up your Windows PC, protecting your data
Works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer
Eco minded power management tool regulates power usage, conserving energy and battery consumption

Requires a mains adaptor
No fan, which means the drive may overheat.
My name is Shelley Thomson, I am an online Blogger and Reviewer. I have reviewed many digital products and computer components. The Hard Drives on this site: [http://bestbrandexternalharddrives.com] are ones that I work with on a daily basis. There will be more Hard Drives added in the next few weeks, as I need to time to work with each device. All these External Hard Drives are available to buy from the site mentioned in this article.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/7387454