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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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  • Kenton S.
  • 11/15/2014 11:15:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive for external storage!

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

Pros: So far, this has been a great drive. Very quiet operation, and it works well as an external storage drive for my Xbox one. Fast transfer speeds when connected to a USB 3.0 port. If you look through the vent hols you can see the drive inside and it appears to be a WD green drive. Not sure on the exact model though.

Cons: The USB 3.0 connector had a tab that was bent in such a way that the cable could not be plugged in, until the tab was bent back out. Hopefully I didn't weaken any of the solder joints for the connector. This tab should normally be bent the correct way and it was probably missed.

Other Thoughts: Formatted NTFS size ~2.7 TB

CrystalDiskmark 3.0.3 x64 results:
* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 155.552 MB/s
Sequential Write : 154.943 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 47.516 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 86.189 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.541 MB/s [ 132.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.584 MB/s [ 386.6 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.580 MB/s [ 141.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.619 MB/s [ 395.3 IOPS]

Test : 4000 MB [G: 0.0% (0.3/2794.5 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2014/11/15 11:16:57
OS : Windows 8.1 Pro [6.3 Build 9600] (x64)

Since it is a Western Digital drive, it will probably have a long lifespan, and being a green drive it is most likely power efficient. Longevity of the drive is something that I am most interested in since it will have all of my save files for games stored on it. I will have to wait and see how it performs in the long run.

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  • Ronald T.
  • 10/8/2014 9:12:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice External HD...

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

Pros: Price was about average.
3TB is great.

Cons: None yet...

Other Thoughts: Well pleased with my purchase.

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  • wayne p.
  • 10/2/2014 5:38:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsbuffalo 3 tb usb external drive

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

Pros: none

Cons: Failed to work out of the box. It produced error boxes on the screen faster than I could hit the "enter" key.

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  • Richard C.
  • 9/17/2014 11:52:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice external storage.

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

Pros: Lots of room. Quiet drive. Small LED light. Powers of or goes in suspend when you unhook usb cable.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I wonder what brand drive is inside. Maybe I will pop the cover one day to see.

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  • Michael G.
  • 8/20/2014 9:57:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

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

Pros: 3T of storage for $98 smackeroos. shipped free. Appears to be an Hitachi drive inside - I'm very happy with that. This drive is dead silent, and cool to the touch. Letting it run 24/7 for a 30 day torture treatment. Case is solid and rugged. Feels substantial.

Cons: none yet

Other Thoughts: for some reason , UPS left it on the front steps with no signature. In full view right out on the street. Whats up with that? Unacceptable. Does NE have some low cost shipping arrangement where no sig is required?

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  • Jeffrey R.
  • 6/3/2014 5:21:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIs doing a great job

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

Pros: Is easy to use.

Cons: None that I have come across.

Other Thoughts: The unit was instantly picked up by my computer. I formatted it into 2 partitions . On that I use for making Acronis Trueimage storage area , the other just for manual backups of data . The drive works quite well . Runs faster than I actually expected from a USB 3 drive. All in all , I am quite happy with this drive and I will be purchasing another to use as network attached storage through my router.

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  • James Y.
  • 3/1/2014 11:04:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggszero customer service

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

Pros: USB 3.0 and 3TB

Cons: Like I said in the Title there doesn't seem to be any customer service for this product. So I tried to get the thing running but it doesn't come with an application to do that?? I sent an email out for some help, a little over a week ago, and there has been no reply. I personally feel a week is certainly long enough for a reply. I'd stay clear of this product for now. I mean, it's probably an ok unit but if the manufacturer is refusing to support it, well then.......

Other Thoughts: If the manufacturer reads this: My documentation, what very little there is, names this device the HD-LCU3 with a scu: 35020183-01. So if you did want to reach out to me.....

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