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BUFFALO DriveStation 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC3.0U3

  • Use with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer
  • USB 3.0 support with USB 2.0 backward compatibility
  • Unique design reduces noise for quiet operation

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • eric e.
  • 4/4/2016 11:58:35 AM

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy: The controller is fine, but drive inside could be utter garbage

This review is from: BUFFALO DriveStation 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC3.0U3

Pros: usb 3.0 but not fully saturated (no onboard ram like on the drivestation ddr)

Cons: Inside was a seagate (64mb cache 7200rpm drive) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844 (not sure a 7200rpm drive would have been the best drive for a tight enclosure without a fan to dissipate heat) This particular drive has an exceptionally high level of failure rate-- in fact high enough to warrant a class action lawsuit ... http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/222267-seagate-faces-lawsuit-over-3tb-hard-drive-failure-rates.

Other Thoughts: I got the product for basically nothing from dell after redeeming promotional credit, but nonetheless, I was disappointed to find this drive inside. I would recommend steering clear of this product.. Some of the other reviews say the product was DOA, and the aforementioned article will help give you concrete numbers. However, more worrisome IMO is the non "bathtub curve" failure rate. Simply, the drive has a 1 in 3 chance of failing within normal operating conditions (when cooled properly in a well ventilated case) but this places the drive in a confined passively-cooled box.

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  • Eric C.
  • 12/18/2015 5:54:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't do it

This review is from: BUFFALO DriveStation 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC3.0U3

Pros: Nice large drive

Cons: I got the drive to move large folders back and forth from my work and home systems.
There is no way to turn the drive off. I have repeatedly ejected the drive and removed it from one system (after following proper procedure, ejecting, waiting and then powering down), and when reattaching the drive to either system finding corrupt and truncated files. YOU CANNOT RELY ON THIS DRIVE IF YOU PLAN TO MOVE IT. It would probably be fine if you just attached it to one system and let it run, but at that point, get an internal drive.

Other Thoughts: I would not recommend this purchase to anyone. I would return it if I could, but I waited to long.

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  • JONATHAN A.
  • 11/8/2015 12:47:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as expected. Larger than it needs to be.

This review is from: BUFFALO DriveStation 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC3.0U3

Pros: Works as expected.

Cons: Larger than it needs to be.

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  • David T.
  • 11/4/2015 6:03:28 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3 TB USB drive

This review is from: BUFFALO DriveStation 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC3.0U3

Pros: I bought this to connect to my Buffalo NAS drive via USB. I have had no issue since purchase. This drive gave a lot of memory for a little price.

Cons: None, so far.

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  • Dennis C.
  • 7/19/2015 2:47:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3TB Desktop Hard Drive

This review is from: BUFFALO DriveStation 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC3.0U3

Pros: Up and running out of the box. A lot of storage for a reasonable price.

Cons: None so far. The unit has operated reliably.

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  • Miriam S.
  • 5/24/2015 12:34:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: BUFFALO DriveStation 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC3.0U3

Pros: Affordable price. Looks nice.

Cons: After one week of nightly backups, the drive failed.

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  • Brandon M.
  • 4/26/2015 8:28:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad Company.

This review is from: BUFFALO DriveStation 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC3.0U3

Pros: Drive did everything as advertised. Was very happy with the product. If not for Buffalo Customer Service, i wouldve given it 4 stars.

Cons: The drive stopped working after a few months. not a big deal to me. I tried numerous times to contact customer service to try and get warranty service. Never heard back once. I bet if i were to write them after the product was out of warranty though, theyd snap a reply right back and tell me tough luck.

Other Thoughts: Wont buy another Buffalo Product again. I understand that things sometimes go bad, but to ignore your warranty obligations is how you lose customers. like me.

Since this purchase ive bought 3 more external 3tbs and about a dozen SSD's. Guess how many were Buffalo products?

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  • Eric H.
  • 4/9/2015 9:49:37 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSometimes they are just bad

This review is from: BUFFALO DriveStation 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC3.0U3

Pros: Good price. Simple Instructions. USB 3.0/SS

Cons: Dead on arrival. No lights, no noise. Volt meter says 12V power supply "wall-wart" is good.

Other Thoughts: Sometimes units are just bad, not necessarily all of them will be. But since this will be used for long term/deep storage backup.. it makes me too nervous for a replacement.
Good on Newegg for accepting my refund request with no arguing. Bad on Newegg for making me pay return shipping on a DOA unit at ~$10. Luck of the draw getting a bad product puts me out $10 for nothing.

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  • Jeffrey R.
  • 3/25/2015 7:20:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIn reply to John M.

This review is from: BUFFALO DriveStation 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC3.0U3

Pros: Has been rock steady for me , despite the fact that I have it sitting on the floor next to my desk and have kicked it several times.

Cons: Their instructions can actually be confusing to new users . Anyone with any tech savvy will probably do as I did and just repartition it and reformat it from within Windows and dump the tools they provide.

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure by what you mean "A Buffalo Drive inside" ... Buffalo doesn't actually manufacture hard drives. They make the external units . They use drives from Seagate , Western Digital , or Toshiba , depending on who gives them the best discounts for buying in bulk and also gives good performance in their product.

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  • John M.
  • 2/16/2015 7:14:29 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsAfter reading others

This review is from: BUFFALO DriveStation 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC3.0U3

Pros: na

Cons: na

Other Thoughts: I am hesitant to buy one if it does not have a buffalo disk in it. Do NOT want WD for sure; too many problems in the past and Hitatchi ehhhhh maybe. But, if it says a BUFFALO, then that is what I want inside. Like trying to sell me a porsche when I know its a yugo inside. What is up with that?

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