- Much faster write speed than normal USB 3.0 hard drives
- Very good price per gigabyte compared to an external SSD
- Requires AC power
- More expensive than the typical USB 3.0 drive
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.
DriveStation DDR is a high performance external USB 3.0 hard drive with a large 1 GB cache for accelerated file transfer speeds. It utilizes 1 GB DDR3 RAM cache for significant performance enhancements to outperform standard USB 3.0 hard drives by up to 350 percent. It features attractive, high-gloss chassis that can be placed vertically or horizontally.
|Ports and Connections|
|Available Interfaces||USB 3.0|
|USB 3.0 Performance - PCWorld|
|Write 10GB Folder||140.8 MB per second|
|Read 10GB Folder||210.8 MB per second|
|Write 10GB File||201.8 MB per second|
|Read 10GB File||248.9 MB per second|