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Buffalo DriveStation HD-HXU3 USB 3.0 External Hard Disk

By: Chris Ramseyer | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Nov 29, 2009 4:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Buffalo Technology

The Buffalo DriveStation HD-HXU3

 

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The Buffalo HD-HXU3 arrived to us in piano black and is quite attractive. At the bottom left there is a slot for a security cable and at the bottom right some ventilation slots.

 

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The front of the unit is pretty straight forward. At the top there is an LED that lights up blue when the device is connected to a USB 3.0 port.

 

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The other side has more vents to allow air to pass through the system and in this image we can also see that the bottom has vents as well.

 

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Starting at the top, we see more ventilation. Just behind the openings is a small fan that circulates air past the hard drive keeping it cool. In testing we found the drive to be very quiet and were not able to hear it at a two foot distance.

 

At the bottom is where you will find the USB 3.0 data port as well as the power plug.

 

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Here we can take a closer look at the USB 3.0 data port. A regular USB 1.1/2.0 plug can be inserted into the plug, but it will only operate at USB 2.0 speeds.

 

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The Buffalo USB 3.0 DriveStation comes with a full instruction manual, a USB 3.0 data cord and the external power supply for the enclosure. Buffalo also included four rubber feet that will help keep the drive from slipping on your desk.

 

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