HD-GDU3

DriveStation™ External USB3.0/2.0 HDD with 1GB DRAM cache

HD-GDU3

The HD-GDU3′s 1GB DRAM cache and USB 3.0 interface let you transfer files faster than ever.The TurboPC EX utility kicks it up even more,resulting in the world’s fastest USB 3.0 hard disk drive;copies 1,000 photos in just 3.5 seconds!An excellent choice for video,audio,and graphics professionals,business users,or anyone needing to transfer larger amounts of data fast and reliably,this unit vastly reduces the time needed to save and copy data,meaning greater efficiency and less stress,even with frequent backups of work documents and other important data.Inaddition to speed,you also get capacity,with 1,2 and 3TB models.The unit also indudes a wealth of convenient features-not useless clutter,but powerful tools to increase efficiency,save energy,and make tasks easier.
3.0TB: HD-GD3.0U3
2.0TB: HD-GD2.0U3

*1:Removable hard disk drive with one hard disk (as tested by Buffalo Feb.2013)
*2:800 KB per photo.For more detailed information,please refer to measurement method described below.

World's fastest hard disk drive,equipped with DRAM cache*1

*1:Removable hard disk drive with one hard disk (per Buffalo tests Feb.2013)

[Measurement Environment][PC]M/B:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H,CPU:Intel Core i7 3770k (3.50GHz),Memory:DDR3 4GB,OS:Windows 8 Pro 64-bit,Internal SSD:TOSHIBA THNSNS240GBSP;[HDD]HD-GD 3.0U3 USB 3.0 hard disk drive w/internal DRAM cache and HD-LBV3.0TU3 USB 3.0 hard disk drive
[Measurement Method] The HDD was connected to the PC's USB port,and 1,000 800-KB files stored on the internal SSD were than copied to the HDD.With the time required from the start to the completion of copying was measured.[HD]-GD3.0U3:USB 3.0,DRAM cache ON/[HD-LBV3.0TU3:USB 3.0 (current as of Feb.2013)

*Measured values were obtained in a specific test environment;this does not necessarily guarantee similar results can be achieved in all operating environments.

[Measurement Environment][PC]M/B:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H,CPU:Intel Core i7 3770k (3.50GHz),Memory:DDR3 4GB,OS:Windows 8 Pro 64-bit,Internal SSD:SSD-N256S/PM3P;[HDD]HD-GD 3.0U3 USB 3.0 hard disk drive w/internal DRAM cache and HD-LBV3.0TU3 USB 3.0 hard disk drive
[Measurement Method] The HDD was connected to the PC's USB port,and 1,000 800-KB files stored on the internal SSD were than copied to the HDD.With the time required from the start to the completion of copying was measured.[HD]-GD3.0U3:USB 3.0,DRAM cache ON/[HD-LBV3.0TU3:USB 3.0 (current as of Feb.2013)

The latest technology for the fastest writing

1.Speeds up writing "DRAM Cache"

DRAM cache is a technology increases processing speed by using data
sent from the PC to the HDD
using DRAM in write processing of data sent from the PC to the drive
The HD-GDU3's hight-capacity DRAM cache enables you to write data
even faster.

2.More efficient data transrers "TurboPC EX"

Using "TurboPC EX"Speed Mode increases efficiency in transferring data
from the computer to the hard disk drive,thereby reducing the time needed in copying the data.

3.10times faster than USB 2.0 "USB 3.0 interface"

3.10times faster than USB 2.0
"USB 3.0 interface"
The HD-GDU3'S USB 3.0 interface features a maximum transfer speed (standard value) of 5 Gbps. This is more than ten times faster than the 480 Mbps transfer rate available with conventional USB 2.0

Software suite for easier,more enjoyable computer use

The HD-GDU3 includes "Buffalo Tools,"a feature-rich suite of software that makes using the computer easier and more enjoyable.In addition to increasing hard disk storage capacity and allowing you to save,copy,and back up data faster,this comprehensive package also featuress useful software for reducing energy consumption,formatting the disk,and more.

●Includes "TurboPC EX" speed-enhancing software
TurboPC EX optimizes transfer speeds by using the computer's RAM as a cache.In copying and transfeming,data is read and written in larger chunks,increasing intemal processing efficiency for faster copying.

●Reduces energy use,easy on the budget
●Reduces energy use,easy on the budget
This tool switches the drive to "Power Save Mode" and putting the hard drive to sleep after a specified period of drive inactivity. Compared to ordinary idling,"Power Save Mode" provides a vast cut in power consumption

●Shortens backup times
This software uses the same process as TurboCopy to speed
up data transers in backups and reduce the time in waiting for backups to finish.You can also schedule automatic backups at specified times,making this a hassle-free process.

●Turns memory into a high-speed drive
●Turns memory into a high-speed drive
This software utility lets you use a portion of your computer's memory(RAM) as a drive(RAM disk).RAM disks work much faster than usual storage media,handling data with ease.This is optimal for working with files that you use frequently.

●Easy formatting
This software allows you to format hard disks and other drives simply and easily.

Power Save Mode reduces power energy consumption

This unit includes the energy-saving "eco Manager" software.When inactive for a specified period of time,the drive automatically switches to "Power Save Mode," reducing power consumption. This HDD is good both for the environment and the family budget.

Nearly silent fanless design

The fanless,vibration-proof design ensures completely quiet operation.Use this drive without concern,even in locations where machine noises are easily noticed.

*Adding the optional "OP-FAN-ALEM" cooling fan circulates the air flow within the HDD,making this an effective way to reduce the unit's temperature.

Hardware Overview

Dimensions

Model

Name HD-GDU3

Color Variation & Drive Capacity

Crystal Black 3.0TB: HD-GD3.0U3
2.0TB: HD-GD2.0U3
Aquamarine Blue -
Ruby Red -
Rose Quartz -
Crystal Silver -
Champagne Topaz -
Pink
White
Yellow

Internal Hard Drives

Number of Drives 1
Drive Interface SATA 3Gb/s

USB Interface

Standard Compliance USB 3.0 Micro B
Number of Ports 1
Data Transfer Rate Max. 5 Gbps(USB3.0) Max. 480 Mbps(USB2.0)

Key Feature

Feature

OS Support

Variety Windows® 8(32/64bit), Windows® 7(32/64bit), Windows® Vista™ (32/64bit), Windows® XP,Mac OS® X 10.5-10.8* *Only basic extemal hard drive functionally is supported with this operating system;some included ultilities may not work

Other

Dimensions (LxWxH, mm) 45 × 126 × 202mm
Weight 1.0 kg
Operating Environment 20 - 80% (Non-condensation)
Power Supply AC100V-200V 50-60Hz
Warranty 3-year

Package Contents

Contents Drive Station
TM
USB3.0 Cable
Quick Setup Guide
Warranty Statement
AC adapter
Bundle Software(CD)
HD-GDU3 / 2013-04-14Product DatasheetDownload
HD-GDU3 / 2014-02-14產品規格表(繁體中文)Download
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