Photo of a Buffalo's DriveStation U35SHF3-AA USB 3.0 - SATA - Broken
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Why we triple backup – Buffalo hard drives box break

Buffalo hard drives have been the choice for our data at work. When we started to buy their drives it was the only manufacture I could find that were assembling the boxes in Texas. Yes, we knew all the components were coming from China, but we liked the fact someone sitting in Austin, Texas was putting it all together and paying attention to the finishing touches. At that point the only drawback was the fact Buffalo Inc could not tell you what hard drive was in the enclosure. Some were Western Digital Green drives and others were Segate. Most were 5400 RPM some were 7200 RPM. All the tech guys I talked to let me know that W.D. Green drives suck. When I let them know I run triple backups and one of those is not a green drive the said, “that is great man.” So over a three to four years we have purchased 12 drives from Buffalo at our local Altex Electronics store.

This week 2 hard drive boxes have died – Bummer, but we have backups!

Buffalo's DriveStation hard drive # Model HD-LB2.0TU3 and 10 others stacked up. One is open and you can see the USB to SATA adapter.

10 plus Buffalo DriveStation hard drives in a row

After two years of buying Buffalo hard drives we noticed a change.  The company chose to have all the boxes put together in China.

Buffalo - Made in China
Buffalo also went with external USB 3.0 Micro B connection.

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So over the last few years we have been a big fan of the computer hard drive company Buffalo. This week we are still proud owners of Buffalo Inc.’s drives. We are not happy that two of our external hard drive boxed have died. The electrical parts have failed. When this happens you can crack the case open and pull the drive.  One of our dead boxes lives inside out pc and the other is now handing out in a BlacX external drive bay.  

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BlacX 5G HDD Docking Station

So if we do the numbers of loosing 2 buffalo hard drives each week we will be cracking cases and saving drives for 6 weeks. Off to the net to look for a rack or bay that can hold a lot of drives.

-Derrick – feeling nerdy today. Happy to have backups of backups.

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