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 over 3,000 user and expert reviews and 30+ 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 $110 for the DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 2TB and a weight of 1kg and go up to $213 for the HD-PA1.0TU3 which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 260g. The average price of a new Buffalo external hard drive is $160.
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. 4 best external hard drive brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Buffalo is the 4th best external hard drive brand out there.
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.
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Buffalo External Hard Drives
There's a smaller selection of Buffalo external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with only 6 Buffalo external hard drives currently on the market in the US. Buffalo external hard drives also tend to be cheaper than most other external hard drive brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.
Buffalo have worse reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a Buffalo external hard drive being 75%.
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price $169
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price $160
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 has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its external hard drives than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 100% of expert reviews and 86% of user reviews for Buffalo external hard drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 80% and 89% 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.
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.
We checked over 3,000 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:
recently upgraded from 1TB to 2TB with this model the units I have are very reliable
What is the Best Mid-Range Buffalo External Hard Drive?