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Buffalo DriveStation - 2TbvsLaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb

Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb

79

Kagoo Score

79

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and fully featured 921g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s.
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
921g
74
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb

79

Kagoo Score

79

Kagoo Score

LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb

$119.99
$119.99
Our Verdict:
A cheap and fully featured 260g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.
500GB
800 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
260g
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb

79

Kagoo Score

79

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and fully featured 921g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s.
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
921g
74
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb

79

Kagoo Score

79

Kagoo Score

LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb

$119.99
$119.99
Our Verdict:
A cheap and fully featured 260g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.
500GB
800 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
260g
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
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$149.99
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Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
2 Reasons For
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this external hard drive and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Three Years Newer
The Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb is three years newer than the LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
4 Reasons For
Lighter
The LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb is a 260 external hard drive. That's 661g lighter than the Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb (921g).

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

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Password Protection
The LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb has a password protection, however the Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb does not have this feature.

'Password Protection' indicates whether the hard drive has password protection as a security measure against unauthorised entry.

Setting a password on your hard drive stops anyone plugging it in and reading the information stored on it - it's a good mid-level security feature.

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$30 Cheaper
The LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb costs $119.99, whereas the Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb is $149.99.
Better Brand
LaCie external hard drives have an average rating of 95%, however Buffalo only has an average rating of 82%.

Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
72 months old Best 102 months old

Weight

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

Hard Drive Capacity

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

Hard Drive Speed

'Hard Drive Speed' is a measurement of the speed of the hard-drive, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM).

Higher RPMs means the hard drive is spinning faster, meaning data on the drive can be accessed with less delay and more efficiently.

Data Transfer Rate

'Data Transfer Rate' indicates how fast data can be transferred to/from the external hard drive.

Faster data transfer speeds means that you will be able to transfer larger files to/from the hard drive faster.

Password Protection

'Password Protection' indicates whether the hard drive has password protection as a security measure against unauthorised entry.

Setting a password on your hard drive stops anyone plugging it in and reading the information stored on it - it's a good mid-level security feature.

Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
Weight 921g 260g
BEST
USB Powered
USB powered
 USB powered
USB powered
 USB powered
Hard Drive Capacity 2TB
BEST
500GB
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated Card Reader
Integrated card reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
3.0
 3.0
3.0
 3.0
FireWire 800 Unknown - Click to provide data
FireWire 800
 FireWire 800
FireWire 400 Unknown - Click to provide data
FireWire 400
 FireWire 400
USB Connector Type
Micro-Usb B Usb Type-B
 Micro-Usb B
 Usb Type-B
Micro-Usb B Usb Type-B
 Micro-Usb B
 Usb Type-B
USB Data Transfer Rates
5000
 5000
5000
 5000
USB Connectivity
USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5,000 Mbit/s
BEST
110 Mbit/s
USB Connector
Micro-Usb B Usb Type-B
 Micro-Usb B
 Usb Type-B
Micro-Usb B Usb Type-B
 Micro-Usb B
 Usb Type-B
 
 
 
Hard Drive Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
File Format System
Ntfs
 Ntfs
Ntfs
 Ntfs
Device Type
Hdd External Hard Drive
Portable
 Hdd
 External Hard Drive
 Portable
Hdd External Hard Drive
Portable
 Hdd
 External Hard Drive
 Portable
Hard Drive Interface
Serial Firewire
Usb 3
 Serial
 Firewire
 Usb 3
Serial Firewire
Usb 3
 Serial
 Firewire
 Usb 3
Hard Drive Speed 7,200 RPM
BEST
5,400 RPM
Type
Hdd
 Hdd
Hdd
 Hdd
Interface
Serial Ata Iii
 Serial Ata Iii
Serial Ata Iii
 Serial Ata Iii
 
 
 
Performance Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
FireWire Data Transfer Rates
800 400
 800
 400
800 400
 800
 400
Data Transfer Rate 5,000 Mbit/s
BEST
800 Mbit/s
 
 
 
Features Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
Security Algorithms
Aes
 Aes
Aes
 Aes
Operating System Supported (Mac)
Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard
 Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard
 Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Operating System Supported (Windows)
1
 1
1
 1
LED Indicators
Power 1
 Power
 1
Power 1
 Power
 1
Password Protection
Password protection
 Password protection
Password protection
 Password protection
BEST
Fingerprint Reader
Fingerprint reader
 Fingerprint reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
Black Orange
Silver
 Black
 Orange
 Silver
Black Orange
Silver
 Black
 Orange
 Silver
Plug and Play
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
External Power Adapter
External power adapter
 External power adapter
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency 50Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-in Battery
Built-in battery
 Built-in battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (Typical) 18W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
100-240
 100-240
100-240
 100-240
AC Adapter Frequency
50
 50
50
 50
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100-240
 100-240
100-240
 100-240
Bus Powered
Usb
 Usb
Usb
 Usb
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 20% Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T) 35°C Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
Height 120mm 28mm
Depth 187mm 145mm
Width 39mm 90mm
 
 
 
Packaging Data Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
Bundled Software RAMDISK, SecureLock Manager Easy, TurboPC EX LaCie Setup Assistant, LaCie Backup Assistant
User Guide
User guide
 User guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Warranty card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
Firewire Usb
 Firewire
 Usb
Firewire Usb
 Firewire
 Usb
 
 
 
Other Features Buffalo DriveStation - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 500Gb
Warranty Note Limited Warranty - 2 Years Limited Warranty - 3 Years
Service & Support Limited Warranty - 2 Years Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista (32|64 Bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32|64 Bits), Windows 8 (32|64 Bits), Apple MacOS X 10.5 - 10.8 Windows XP,Windows Vista,Windows 7
FireWire Required Unknown - Click to provide data
FireWire required
 FireWire required
Services Support Period Limited Warranty - 2 Years Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface Type 1 X USB 3.0 - 9 Pin USB Type B 2 X FireWire 800 - 9 Pin FireWire 800 1 X USB 3.0
USB Required Unknown - Click to provide data
USB required
 USB required
Compliance Industry Standards Plug and Play MIL-STD 810F
USB 3.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Connectivity Technology
Wired
 Wired
Wired
 Wired

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