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Buffalo HD-HB250U2-1 USB 2.0 Drivestation 250gb External Hard Drive

by Buffalo

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  • Auto Power On
  • Auto Backup
  • Supports USB 2.0/1.1
  • 7200 rpm
  • Preformatted Hard Drive for Out of the Box Operation
  • Silent Running with a Fanless Design
  • Unique Heat Sink Chassis keeps Internal Parts Cool
  • Power Saving Shutdown Scheduling to Preserve Energy
  • Vertical or Horizontal Operation to Save Desktop Space
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Technical Details
BrandBuffalo
Item Weight898 g
Product Dimensions34.2 x 22.2 x 12.2 cm
Item model numberHD-HB250U2-1
  
Additional Information
ASINB0007R6CGC
Best Sellers Rank 118,365 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.2 Kg
Date First Available1 Jan. 2003
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Buffalo's Drive Station external hard drives allow users to keep backups of files, digital images, documents that will not take up the room on your PC's main drive. The DriveStation connected to your PC automatically turns on once you power your PC. Installation is easy with Auto Setup feature; no need to install a driver (except for Win98/98SE). You can schedule automatic backup of your files in seconds using DriveStation backup software. The DriveStation runs at 7200 rpm and is available in 250 GB capacit

Box Contains

  • Buffalo 250GB Drive Station
  • Power cord
  • USB cable
  • Quick setup guide
  • Warranty statement

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    Customer Reviews

    4.2 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By McDravid VINE VOICE on 5 Jan. 2006
    I suppose like most people I am beginning to collect more and more digital goodies - camera, mp3, fancy downloads from radio etc - and even a 40Gb drive (memory riches beyond belief a few years ago) quickly fills up. So I started to look round for a USB hard drive and, after reading the reviews I chose the Buffalo.Wow. I'm far from being a techie but this is so simple it was in use literally within minutes of unpacking the amazon box. You hardly need to look for any instructions, because they amount to: plug it into the mains, plug it into your computer (and if you run on XP it recognises it immediately), then use the CD to download a couple of little applications and away you go. I backed up all the important stuff on my C drive in no time at all, set it to do it automatically a couple of times a week, got shot of all my music and pix onto it, which cleaned up my laptop drive no end, and then sat admiring it because it looks so neat on the desk. It's quiet too because it uses a heat sink system and not a noisy fan. Now, to do a belt and braces job to backup the backup, I think I'm going to have to buy another one...well, not yet perhaps. Seriously, it's a really worthwhile piece of gear, and really good value at the price. If you want some more memory space, and who doesn't, get one of these.
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    18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Steve on 6 April 2006
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    I bought this drive a few weeks ago to give me room for backups and workspace for video editing. It was excellent value and has done exactly what I expected it to.
    I didn't touch the bundled software - no need. I use Acronis for backups and as the drive powers on/off with the computer, there's no need for anything more fancy. The hard disk fitted is a Samsung. There's no fan, but none is needed - the case acts as a heatsink and barely gets warm. To my ears, the unit is completely silent.
    I partitioned the drive and formatted it with NTFS - as supplied it comes with a single large partition formatted as FAT32. You might want to change that: Windows provides all the tools necessary.
    Only complaint: the sticky pads supplied for attaching the feet are so small only a five-year old could handle them successfully. I'm not going to deny it the fifth star for that, though.
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    47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Steve the Pirate on 16 Nov. 2005
    I really wasn't sure about this piece of kit but I desperately needed an external hard-drive solution and I thought I'd give this one a go. (Similar capacity devices in my local PC World were way more expensive)
    Having received it and had several weeks to test it's capability, I'd definitely give it the thumbs up.
    Totally reliable, whisper quiet and it's nice and nippy too.
    Buy with confidence...
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    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. James C. Brown on 12 Mar. 2007
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    I can not stress enough how much I appreciate the backup software that came with it. During my studies having the safety of all my work backed up is obviously crucial. The EASE of backing up is incredible: Click save whilst working on a document ...then 4 seconds later without any interruption it has been added to the mirror of your files on the Buffalo. Brilliant - if my 5 year-old pc takes its own life one grey day I won't lose a single byte! You don't have to take any action if your pc/laptop has been disconnected from it for a while, the software makes sure everything is remembered next time you connect it to HDD.

    Some small things to be picky about:

    Vibration: It should be silent, but the case tends to build up an audible resonance (which is temporarily fixed by a gentle nudge)

    Back up software: It doesn't start if the HDD unplugged & replugged, doesn't seem to start manually, until you reboot pc.

    3 Months of reliable use, so far really pleased.
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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. E. Tipping on 4 Sept. 2006
    I've been using one of these drives continuously (for music streaming) for over 4 months now. I really can't fault it (and in fact I've just bought a second for back-up). I find it very quiet, ergonomic, and as fast as USB2 realistically allows (I measure a healthy 200Mbps when transferring music files). I'm not making use of the supplied software, so can't comment on that.

    A key point with devices like this is long-term reliability, which of course can't be judged after just a few months use. But its a general truism that one should always assume that any hard disk is will fail at some point, and external drives are no exception. Back up your data accordingly...
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Adam W. Snaith on 17 Sept. 2006
    I ordered this some months ago when it was being sold for £90 and I am thoroughly pleased with it. It's never crashed or corrupted any of my data, never overheats and looks very smart beside my laptop.

    Negatives against this product are that true, it does seem to not be as fast as the manufacturer claims, not saying that its slow, just not amazing.

    Also, i agree with the other reviewers about the humm it makes, and to be honest mines not too bad. It's partly to do with the feet attachments that dont do a great job at dissipating vibrations from the hard drive. Sometimes i put a sock or similar underneath and it quietens immediately.

    Overall, I would recommend this product, I have had no trouble, and the falling price makes it a bargain.
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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Ferguson on 5 Feb. 2006
    After having had a Belkin drive caddy for a while that doesn't always like to run first time, Buffalo DriveStation is a dream. It seems to to run first time, and the fanless design is great since it is quiet ont he desk.
    The metal casing will get a bit warm, but compared to another fan on my desk that is no problem. Considering get more of them now.
    First use of the DriveStation was with Norton Ghost to duplicate a laptop onto a new larger harddisk - and this worked without any problems at all.
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