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Should You Buy a Buffalo External Hard Drive?

Matthew
Updated 07 October 2020
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should you buy a Buffalo External Hard Drive?

Buffalo is one of the most popular external hard drive brands as well as being well known for its optical disc drives.

We've collated all the key information on Buffalo external hard drives in this handy guide. We've analysed 860+ user and expert reviews and 2 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,000 external hard drives to impartially compare each external hard drive brand.

Buffalo are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular external hard drives. Their external hard drives start at $79 for the Ministation - 1Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 170g and go up to $213 for the MiniStation Thunderbolt - 1Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 260g. The average price of a new Buffalo external hard drive is $146.

Buffalo are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular external hard drives.

Is Buffalo the Best External Hard Drive Brand?

So are Buffalo external hard drives any good? We give every external hard drive a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all external hard drives we are able to impartially rank all the external hard drive brands.

Buffalo is ranked the No. 2 best external hard drive brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Buffalo is the 2nd best external hard drive brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
792 reviews
#2
87%
87%
14 reviews
#3
ioSafe
75%
75%
10 reviews
#4
DataLocker
74%
74%
2 reviews
#5
United States
73%
73%
0 reviews
#6
France
73%
73%
0 reviews
#7
71%
71%
0 reviews
#8
64%
64%
0 reviews
#9
Rocstor
61%
61%
0 reviews
#10
Verbatim
61%
61%
0 reviews
#11
Transcend
60%
60%
0 reviews
#12
Apricorn
53%
53%
1 review
#13
Glyph
50%
50%
0 reviews
#14
OWC
50%
50%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Buffalo external hard drives compare to the other external hard drive brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All external hard drive Brands
Buffalo External Hard Drives

At an average purchase price of $146, Buffalo external hard drives tend to be more expensive than most other external hard drive brands. Buffalo also have better reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a Buffalo external hard drive being 75%.

The average review score for a Buffalo external hard drive is 75%.

There's a smaller selection of Buffalo external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with only 12 Buffalo external hard drives currently on the market in the US.

No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$104
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $749
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$146
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $899
Price Distribution of Buffalo External Hard Drives

What Do the Buffalo External Hard Drive Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Buffalo external hard drive to work out the average distribution of reviews for Buffalo and then compared this to the other external hard drive brands.

Buffalo logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
1
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Buffalo logo

User Reviews

5 stars
10
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
2

Over 100% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for Buffalo external hard drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 100% and 91% respectively across all External Hard Drive brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Buffalo external hard drives by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other external hard drive brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Western Digital A-DATA Silicon Power Buffalo
blogotech.eu logo
80%
1 review
computershopper.com logo
80%
1 review
gadgetynews.com logo
81%
1 review
PC Mag logo
90%
1 review
realhardwarereviews.com logo
78%
1 review
darktech-reviews.com logo
HEXUS.net logo
Average
85%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
39%
1 review
81%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have Buffalo External Hard Drives Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Buffalo external hard drives. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular external hard drive brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning external hard drives

Number of Awards Western Digital A-DATA Silicon Power Buffalo
darktech-reviews.com logo
1
HEXUS.net logo
1
Total
1
1

How Reliable Are Buffalo External Hard Drives?

We checked 860+ reviews to find comments about the reliability of Buffalo external hard drives. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Buffalo external hard drive owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% of reviewers think Buffalo external hard drives are reliable.

So, most people think that Buffalo external hard drives are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Buffalo external hard drives that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

recently upgraded from 1TB to 2TB with this model the units I have are very reliable
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range Buffalo External Hard Drive?

Buffalo DriveStation - 3Tb

$141.88
Overstock
Buffalo DriveStation - 3Tb
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Buffalo DriveStation - 3Tb
3TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
1kg

A great mid range choice, priced at $141.88 is the Buffalo DriveStation - 3Tb, which has a Kagoo Score of 80.

Features We Love:
Fast hard drive speed (7,200 RPM)
External power adapter

A cheap and fully featured 1kg external hard drive.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the DriveStation - 3Tb in the US is $141.88 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Buffalo External Hard Drive?
Is Buffalo the Best External Hard Drive Brand?
What Do the Buffalo External Hard Drive Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Buffalo External Hard Drives Received?
How Reliable Are Buffalo External Hard Drives?
What is the Best Mid-Range Buffalo External Hard Drive?

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