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Buffalo Intros New 3 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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  1. btarunr

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    Buffalo Technology released a new 3 terabyte external hard drive that uses the USB 3.0 interface. The HD-LBV3.0TU3 from Buffalo uses the traditional chassis shared by several hard drives from the company, but makes use of a single capacious 3 TB HDD. It connects to the system over USB 3.0 and draws power over an external DC power supply. Measuring 39 x 123 x 189 mm, it weighs about 1 kg. Silicone padding inside allows some amount of mechanical shock protection to the drive. The drive normally draws 18W of power, but can reduce that to just 1.6W, using the bundled ecoManager software, which spins down the drive when idling. Slated for market release a little later this month, the Buffalo HD-LBV3.0TU3 will be priced at ¥26,400 (about US $320).

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    Hmmm, interesting.
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    Is that price WITH a HDD? or with out?
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    Ofcourse with HDD. Why else would they mention capacity?
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    Umm to say that it can take up to a 3TB HDD in Capacity???
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    It's with, who on earth would pay that kind of money for a drive enclosure, you can get a 2 bay NAS for the same price.
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    Just by the corner of the HDD in the picture I can tell it's a WD Caviar Green 3TB (non-4K). :D
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    any 2tb+ HDDs that Dont require external power ? thats a big turnoff! why bother
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    all 3.5" drives require external power.


    i dunno... they bother for the extra storage capacity and speed?
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    Big price premium on this one. You can get the WD (USB 3.0) one for under $200. The enclosure on the Buffalo does look nice.
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    is the WD a 3TB drive?
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    Yea i just had to check, as i have seen some enclosures get close to this price with out a HDD. :toast:
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    those would be NAS devices.
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    Yea id say so, it was when USB 3 just came out so prices was at a premium.
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    Pretty nice, but for the price I would expect eSATA support
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    I'm almost sure that the drive inside is a Hitachi or Samsung...

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