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Review: Buffalo’s DriveStation DDR caches for superfast write performance

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At a Glance

If you're looking for a fast, capacious, not-too-expensive direct-attached backup drive, look no further: Buffalo's DriveStation DDR uses 1GB of DDR3 memory to dramatically enhance write performance.

Price when rated: $140
Lowest price: $125.00 via Amazon.com

Pros

  • Much faster write speed than normal USB 3.0 hard drives
  • Very good price per gigabyte compared to an external SSD

Cons

  • Requires AC power
  • More expensive than the typical USB 3.0 drive
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