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Buffalo DriveStation Velocity 1TB External Hard Drive with Hardware Encryption

by Buffalo
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
Price: 64.07 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - data rates of up to 5 gigabytes per second, ideal for video and other data-intensive digital content
  • Hardware Disk Encryption - 256-bit AES Full Disk Encryption (FDE) protects your data from unauthorised access on Windows PCs
  • SecureLock Manager - easy software simplifies access for you while keeping others out on Windows PCs
  • Plug & Play connectivity - no need to install any drivers and no confusing settings
  • Fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0 - no adjustments needed
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Buffalo DriveStation Velocity 1TB External Hard Drive with Hardware Encryption + LUPO 10 Ports High Performance USB 2.0 HUB, Plug and Play (Black)
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight948 g
Product Dimensions18.9 x 3.9 x 12.3 cm
Item model numberHD-LX1.0TU3-EU
SeriesHD-LX1.0TU3 Drivestation Velocity
Hard Drive Size1 TB
Wattage12 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 9,768 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.1 Kg
Date First Available22 Mar 2011

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

DriveStation Velocity is the perfect solution for those who need to transfer files quickly and easily. The amazing speed performance comes from a combination of a more efficient improved USB 3.0 interface, Buffalo's enhanced TurboPC EX data transfer and copy utility and a 7200 rpm drive. With USB 3.0, digital content transfers at speeds of up to 5 Gbps. If you haven't moved up to USB 3.0 yet, DriveStation Velocity is backward compatible with USB 2.0. The unit is also optimal for users who want to restrict access to their personal drive when on a shared computer or network. Powerful yet easy-to-use security options include automatic hardware encryption that protects your data, with no loss of performance.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Storage, Reliable 21 Sep 2011
I run Mac OS X Lion, and am using this drive for Time Machine backups.
Reliable 2TB disk drive, no errors at all so far, fingers crossed. Also it is very slim, doesn't take up much space. It is also very quiet, only occasionally you hear it click on and off.

The box says it's made in Japan. Which is always reassuring.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 11 Sep 2011
ordered this as a backup disc to use with my macbook pro and time machine,excellent,unpacked,plugged in,worked within a minute,true 2 tb space available,it is running nice and quiet in the background.excellent value for money too
recommend it highly
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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I have bought two of these drives in August 2011; couldn't resist when the price was only 64! One of them has been on 24/7 ever since and the other one is for backup. As usual, I have formatted them and started using them without any problems. I now have 8 Buffalo drives, ranging from 250GB to 2.00TB and they are all still 'alive'. I think the oldest one is about 6 years old.

The only negative thing about these particular drives is that now and then they can get a bit noisy; in fact, they are the noisiest of the whole lot - not sure why, maybe the design? The noise comes and goes and it is not a problem, more a curiosity, as the older drives are so quiet.

I know some people have had problems with their Buffalo drives; either I have been lucky with my 8 or it may indicate that the brand is actually pretty reliable on the whole. I had considered other makes every time I needed a new drive but in the end I had bought another Buffalo because it is what I know.
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85 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly as required, excellent value 8 Sep 2012
By Charles
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I looked through reviews on Amazon and elsewhere of a lot of external hard drives and there was a very similar range for all of them: 80-90% four or five stars and fully satisfied, 10-20% one star with horror stories. Just a few had 30% bad reviews and I excluded them. But even those with the very best comments and largest percentage of excellent reviews still got some stinkers and strident complaints. Nothing was a clear winner. Obviously all external hard drives carry some risk of failure. Particular brands (even word-leaders) are no guarantee. It's just luck.

Apart from the basic percentage of stright-out product failure, the worst reviews seemed to come from those people who had the most specific requirements, often known in advance to be going to necessitate some modification of the product as supplied; or with a complaint involving the need to do so to achieve a personal objective. I wanted a bog-standard external hard drive for backing up a large quantity of data on my PC, having lost valuable records in the past through irremediable PC hard disc failure. Once things have been copied I don't expect to use the external hard drive very much, or very often. My PC is quite new, but is UBS 2.0, so I didn't want the complications (or cost) of any USB 3.0 facility. I accept that there will be speed limitations with UBS 2.0. I did need a large size - two 1TB drives, or one 2TB or larger drive was required. Obviously the cost and convenience of a 2TB drive made it preferable to two 1TB drives, and the reviews did not suggest any satisfaction differences across sizes (although performance might not be as fast).

I chose the Buffalo drive because of its size, spec and cost. It was, as far as I could see, one of the best value in terms of bytes per pound.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2TB Fast transfer External Hard Drive 28 Aug 2011
By Conlot
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Excellent value external 2TB hard drive. Files are transferred quickly and the drive is always accessable with no lag. Drive is also well made and looks good in it's gloss black housing. Overall: Excellent, Money well spent.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very Annoyed! 15 Mar 2012
By Marc
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After 6 weeks of VERY MINIMAL use, and the drive not actually being moved AT ALL, it has suddenly stopped working/powering up, leaving me with another trip to the PC store to see what can be retrieved as the Buffalo warranty process is of no help at all, leaving me at risk of losing the HD completely (physically) and Amazon want nothing to do with me because 30days have passed.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value but does need reformatting 5 Sep 2011
Got this drive for it's storage size but (as per other users) had to reformat it into NTFS before being able to use it. This also meant losing any files/info/programs that came with it but didn't really care too much about that as just wanted the big storage capability anyway . Does seem a hassle to have to do that though. Having said all that, if you can be bothered to do a very simple format job (through the drive utility on the pc) and can wait for the 8-10 hours that this will take THEN it's whisper quiet, looks good and is a massive amount of storage for the price.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Died within 2 months 19 April 2012
By andym
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Used it a few times. After 2 months, did not power up. Checked the power supply on another device which was fine so definitely the drive. Very poor.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars buffalo hard drive
ideal external hard drive I have had several ext hard drives over a period of time and this one has been the best so far very quick to download photos so far i have down loaded... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Af Drake
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab product
This has made my life complete!!! So compact and holds all my back up files so if my computer stops working I have them still.
Published 3 months ago by progkin
5.0 out of 5 stars My fault thought it was a WiFi HDD.
I was after a wifi or net work hdd, but anyway it fast, as security for password protection plus additional software. so if you want a fast, quiet hard drive I would recommend it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Duncan Scott
1.0 out of 5 stars It stop working after one year, with my all important data.
I spent 65 for this 2 TB external hard drive. I would at lease expect it to work 5years. But it stop working after one year with my 1TB of my important backup and important data. Read more
Published 4 months ago by ainharan
2.0 out of 5 stars Annoying
its too heavy.
had to be pluged to a socket to access.
and its a wast of space.
But all on honest I have had it for 7+ months now and its still in good condition.
Published 5 months ago by Said O.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product and Easy to Use
Set it up in minutes and use it for back ups with no problems what so ever. Easy to use
Published 5 months ago by Doughnut
5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it says on the tin.
It's a hard drive.

It's external.

It's black.

It stores stuff.

It does it well.

Therefore, I am highly satisfied.
Published 6 months ago by Trevor Coultart
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent External Drive
Bought this in June 2013 to use with a Panasonic 50" Plasma with Freesat.
Very easy to set up and very easy to use. Read more
Published 6 months ago by DR
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This item works really well. I am VERY pleased indeed and would recommend. Plug and go, easy to set up and store, no issues at all
Published 7 months ago by MR PAUL CASH
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied with the purchase.
No complaints from using this Hard Drive. It works fast and without issues. Very large memory size and quite comfy too.
Published 7 months ago by Robie
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