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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

HD Tune Pro


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HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:


- Benchmark: measures the performance
- Info: shows detailed information
- Health: checks the health status by using SMART
- Error Scan: scans the surface for errors
- Temperature display


HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.



Read Tests




On the Read test we see a nice downward performance slope like we are supposed to see with a platter drive. Since there are no flat spots, we can tell that the drive is not limited by the bus speed.


Write Tests




Our first write test had us scratching our heads, but we quickly realized that a SATA 6 Gbps drive was connected to the SATA 6 Gbps port and the P55A-UD4 was sharing.




With the SATA 6 Gbps drive unplugged and the BIOS set to TURBO USB 3.0, we were able to run the Buffalo HD-HXU3 at full speed.


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