HD-GDU3-EU: DriveStation™ DDR

Capacities :

2.0TB HD-GD2.0U3-EU
3.0TB HD-GD3.0U3-EU
Dynamic Random-Access Memory External Hard Drive
Buffalo’s DDR3 Technology Delivers Capacity and Speed
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Drivestation DDR Features

  • USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM Cache – World’s First!
  • SSD-like Transfer Performance
  • HDD-like Capacity & Price
  • Class-leading 2-Year Warranty

World’s Fastest USB Hard Drive

  • 2.3x Faster than a USB 3.0 Drive
  • No Special Software or Drives
    • Works with PC and Mac
    • Enhanced performance with media devices, gaming consoles and other non-computer devices

Eco-friendly, power-saving (PC only)

ECO Manager – an eco-minded power management tool for Windows that regulates power usage, conserves energy

Buffalo backup utility for automatic data backup

Automatically backs up your Windows PCs, thus protecting your data.

Easy logon with Secure Lock Manager Easy

The Secure Lock Manager™ feature for Windows® simplifies access for you while keeping others out on Windows PCs. It automatically remembers your logon passwords, eliminating the need to enter one each time the drive is accessed whenever you are using the Full Automatic Encryption for Windows®.

Connect and go

Plug & Play connectivity: simply connect the hard drive to any USB port on a computer or other device you are connecting to. No need to install any drivers and no confusing settings.

USB 2.0 compatible

Fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0. No adjustments are needed; just plug into any USB 2.0 port

High-speed hard disk

The disk reads and writes data faster, so you spend less time waiting when transferring and saving files.

RAMDISK virtual disk utility

The Windows RAMDISK utility creates a small “virtual hard disk” using your computer’s RAM (Random Access Memory).

Eco feature saves power

The Eco feature cuts power consumption during stand-by mode using Auto Power OFF.

Internal Hard Drives
Drive Interface
SATA 2, 3 Gb/s
Total Capacity
2TB, 3TB
Number of Drives
Supported RAID Levels
-
USB Interface
Standard Compliance
USB 3.0 
Connector Type
USB 3 Type B
USB 3.0 Ports
1
Data Transfer Rates
Max: 5 Gb/s
-
Max. 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
Other
Additional cache
1GB DDR3 RAM module
Client OS
Windows 8 (64-bit/32-bit), Windows® 7 (64-bit/32-bit), Windows® Vista™ (64-bit/32-bit), XP (32-bit), Mac OS® X 10.5 or later
Dimensions
45x202x126mm
Weight
1 Kg
Operating Environment
5–35°C 
Power Supply
External AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption (Max.)
18 Watts
Power Management System
Yes
Product Part Numbers
-
HD-GD3.0U3-EU


DriveStation DDR3

Media Title: eReviews.dk

Comments: What sets Buffalo DriveStation DDR from the crowd is the fact that it is equipped with 1GB DRAM. In practice, this acts as a lightning fast "cache" which means that you can achieve read / write speeds are significantly higher than with a traditional USB 3.0 based hard drive, this is at least Buffalo's claim

Score: 4 out of 5

DriveStation DDR3

Media Title: PC World Magazine, Norway
Verdict: 6 out of 6, Recommended Award

Comments: “This is a simple but elegant solution leads to significantly faster transmission speed, both reading and writing to disk … Buffalo provides an elegant solution to a price point few can match. If you are looking for a desktop external hard drive, you should not go further than this.”

HD-GDU3 - InsideHardware

A very interesting product that we recommend. Very high performance thanks a very fast DDR3 cache. Complete and useful bundled software. Possibility to schedule backup. Possibility to create a ramdisk. Lack of power button.

Computer Bild - 13/2013

„Die Buffalo lieferte im Test ein Spitzentempo – sie ist weit schneller als die meisten externen Festplatten.“

Gamers.at

„Trotzdem eine gute Idee und praktisch für jene, die möglichst schnell nur ein paar Daten kopieren möchten.“

DriveStation DDR3

Media Title: eReviews.dk

Comments: What sets Buffalo DriveStation DDR from the crowd is the fact that it is equipped with 1GB DRAM. In practice, this acts as a lightning fast "cache" which means that you can achieve read / write speeds are significantly higher than with a traditional USB 3.0 based hard drive, this is at least Buffalo's claim

Score: 4 out of 5

DriveStation DDR3

Media Title: PC World Magazine, Norway
Verdict: 6 out of 6, Recommended Award

Comments: “This is a simple but elegant solution leads to significantly faster transmission speed, both reading and writing to disk … Buffalo provides an elegant solution to a price point few can match. If you are looking for a desktop external hard drive, you should not go further than this.”

Computer Bild - 13/2013

„Die Buffalo lieferte im Test ein Spitzentempo – sie ist weit schneller als die meisten externen Festplatten.“

Gamers.at

„Trotzdem eine gute Idee und praktisch für jene, die möglichst schnell nur ein paar Daten kopieren möchten.“

Sorry, there is no award or review available in this language.
Sorry, there is no award or review available in this language.

HD-GDU3 - InsideHardware

A very interesting product that we recommend. Very high performance thanks a very fast DDR3 cache. Complete and useful bundled software. Possibility to schedule backup. Possibility to create a ramdisk. Lack of power button.

Sorry, there is no award or review available in this language.
Sorry, there is no award or review available in this language.
Sorry, there is no award or review available in this language.

DriveStation DDR3

Media Title: eReviews.dk

Comments: What sets Buffalo DriveStation DDR from the crowd is the fact that it is equipped with 1GB DRAM. In practice, this acts as a lightning fast "cache" which means that you can achieve read / write speeds are significantly higher than with a traditional USB 3.0 based hard drive, this is at least Buffalo's claim

Score: 4 out of 5

DriveStation DDR3

Media Title: PC World Magazine, Norway
Verdict: 6 out of 6, Recommended Award

Comments: “This is a simple but elegant solution leads to significantly faster transmission speed, both reading and writing to disk … Buffalo provides an elegant solution to a price point few can match. If you are looking for a desktop external hard drive, you should not go further than this.”

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File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
20-05-2013
1.01
Windows
For supported OS see release notes
20-05-2013
1.01
Windows

Firmware

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
30-01-2014
1.00
Windows
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30-01-2014
1.00
Windows