Was anybody else surprised to see that Buffalo (fine purveyors of USB hardware, including kitschy dice speakers, and teeny, tiny thumb drives) was able to start pushing USB 3.0 hardware out the door so quickly? The fine citizens of TweakTown definitely were — and now they’ve gone and given HD-HXU3 external hard drive a thorough going over. The verdict? They’ve likened performance to that of an internal drive — not disappointing in the least. Physically, this guy is constructed “very well, much better than any of the enclosures that are sold without a drive” that the reviewer has tested. The only sticking point? The price seems a little steep — and since USB 3.0 will soon be ubiquitous anyways, perhaps you want to hold out a minute before investing. But if the latest and greatest is your bag, this ain’t a bad place to start. Hit the source link for the full story.
Buffalo SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard drive reviewed, fast originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 30 Nov 2009 10:04:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.