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Buffalo 3TB DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive

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Product Highlights

  • 3TB External Desktop Hard Drive
  • 7200 rpm
  • SATA II 3Gbps Speed
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity
  • Scheduled Backups
  • Preformatted FAT32 for Windows
  • PC and Mac Compatible
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You Pay: $129.99

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The 3TB DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive from Buffalo gives you the necessary space to store all of your important data. With USB 3.0 support this 7200 RPM hard drive can transfer all of your data at ultra fast speeds, enabling you to create full system backups quickly and efficiently. This Time Machine compatible drive makes backing up your Mac simple. The Buffalo 3TB hard drive is also backwards compatible, making it compatible with virtually any Mac or Windows PC.

This capable hard drive is not only fast but secure. You can take advantage of optional 256-bit AES hardware encryption. This quality encryption standard gives you piece of mind that your sensitive data is safe and secure.

This versatile hard drive gives you a variety of setup options. You can easily integrate the drive into your desktop setup as it can be utilized as an office desktop drive, a media or game room drive, an entertainment center workhorse, or simply placed in a console cabinet. Once integrated into your setup, the fanless design will keep things quiet while it rests either upright or flat, making it easily fit into tight spaces.

7200 rpm Hard Drive
Equipped with a high speed 7200 RPM hard drive and USB 3.0 support, DriveStation Axis Velocity has fast file transfers and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 for use with nearly any PC or Mac.
Easy to Use Storage
Expand the capacity of your computer for your favorite music, photos, videos and more. The simple USB 3.0/2.0 interface offers plug and play setup and universal connectivity.
Easy Scheduled Backup
DriveStation Axis Velocity is perfect for backing up your important files. Disaster and hard drive failures occur unexpectedly. Schedule regular backups for your PC with Buffalo Backup Utility or use Time Machine for your Mac. Protect all of your data, down to the last byte.
Available Hardware Encryption
Optional 256-bit AES Full Disk Encryption (FDE) protects your data from unauthorized access. Simply assign a password to the hard drive at setup and your data is shielded from tampering.
Buffalo Tools
Buffalo Tools is a feature-rich suite of optional software included on many Buffalo DriveStation and MiniStation storage products. Any or all of the following components of Buffalo Tools may be installed on Windows PCs.

     • Buffalo's Backup Utility is an easy-to-use and fully featured backup software for Windows PCs and can be used to back up one or multiple computers with a single Buffalo external hard drive.

     • ECO Manager is an energy efficiency tool used to conserve energy and reduce battery consumption by regulating the power usage of the hard drive, cutting power to the drive during extended periods of inactivity.

     • RAMDISK is a simple utility that allows you to create a RAM disk on your Windows PC, which creates a small but extremely fast environment to work on files in.

     • SecureLock software for Windows provides complete control of the data encryption on your Buffalo external hard drive, providing password protection and software data encryption.
UPC: 747464123523
Performance
Capacity 3 TB
Interface SATA 3 Gbps
Drive Speed 7200 rpm
Drive Format FAT32
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Max. 5 Gbps (USB 3.0)
Max. 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)
System Requirements Windows 10
Windows 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows XP
Windows RT 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows Server 2003 (32-bit/64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.5 or later
General
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements AC 100-240 V 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: Max. 18 W
Environmental Requirements Operating Environment: 41-95° F / 5-35° C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.5 x 4.8 x 7.5" / 3.8 x 12.2 x 19.1 cm
Weight 2.1 / 0.95 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 8.7 x 3.0"
Buffalo 3TB DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • 2 - Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Buffalo3TB DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive
     
    4.7

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large capacity / good size (8)
    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Attractive (6)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Quiet (6)

    Cons

    • No power switch (3)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (6)
    • Photo storage (6)
    • Additional storage (5)
    • Video (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (7), Casual user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (8)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (7), Mac (3)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Super fast HD

    By DAK

    from Bethesda, MD

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • High Capacity
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Eco Manager Instructions

    Best Uses

    • Additional Storage
    • Backup
    • File Transfer
    • Photo Storage
    • Video

    Comments about Buffalo 3TB DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive:

    My second Buffalo external hard drive that is faster than the DDR 3TB I have. Fairly easy to set up, but with password which is good. Automatically shuts down after idling and needs to be unlocked, which can be a pain. Asked for technical support which was not very helpful and still trying to figure out how to adjust the shut down program.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    5.0

    Compact Unit

    By JRA

    from Milton, Vermont

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • Fast
    • High Capacity
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • No Power Switch

    Best Uses

    • Additional Storage
    • Backup
    • Photo Storage

    Comments about Buffalo 3TB DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive:

    This unit is twice as small as my Lacie 1TB that I purchased 2 years ago and a million times faster. Very quiet. I can barely hear it compared to my Lacie's. So far it is a good unit especially for the price. Can't really beat it.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good 3TB hard drive

    By Erik

    from Delaware

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No Power Switch

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Photo Storage

    Comments about Buffalo 3TB DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive:

    This is my third Buffalo external hard drive.
    Easy to use. I expect it to last, the other two
    have worked faultlessly for over four years.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    5.0

    Does everything as stated.

    By Surreal0308

    from Manteca, CA

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity
    • Portable
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Unknown At Present

    Best Uses

    • Additional Storage
    • Backup
    • Photo Storage

    Comments about Buffalo 3TB DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive:

    Appears to be dependable and backups are easy to complete.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    5.0

    great piece of hardware

    By iillich

    from mexico city

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity
    • Portable
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • No Power Switch

    Best Uses

      Comments about Buffalo 3TB DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive:

      This is a really good hard drive i´ve been using it for 3 weeks and it has worked great, i really recommend it.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      4.0

      Large capacity/fast transfer/good price

      By JacqL

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • High Capacity
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup

        Comments about Buffalo 3TB DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive:

        Appreciate having a large capacity fast backup drive. Moving up to USB 3.0 was definitely worth it; actually seeing up to 5x speed increase relative to USB 2.0. Only drawback is that the supplied cable is quite short.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Works great

        By blazer380

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about Buffalo 3TB DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive:

          I bought two of these and so far everything works as expected.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Excellent Service

          By raforce2000

          from Oxford, MI

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Buffalo 3TB DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive:

          The product was in great shape and got here ahead of schedule. Very happy with the company.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          4.0

          Great Price! Great Drive!

          By Riccoh

          from Colorado

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Noisy

          Best Uses

          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about Buffalo 3TB DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive:

          Fast copy, no glich on photos or video!
          Great deal!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          great product

          By NealM

          from Detroit,mi

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Buffalo 3TB DriveStation Axis Velocity USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive:

          B & H recommended this external hard drive to run my time machine on a 24" Imac. I love the product and i highly recommended it.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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