Buffalo DriveStation DDR3 review: external disk on steroids

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We transferred files of 500 up to 10,000 MB a number of times to and from the Buffalo DriveStation DDR3, and then calculated the average rate. You can see below that the performance gain isn't huge, but especially with smaller files having the buffer definitely helps.

ReadingWithoutWithDifference
500 MB 137,99 MB/s 208,33 MB/s 70,34 MB/s
1000 MB 186,34 MB/s 209,79 MB/s 23,45 MB/s
2000 MB 128,48 MB/s 163,49 MB/s 35,01 MB/s
4000 MB 135,75 MB/s 170,94 MB/s 35,19 MB/s
10000 MB 141,64 MB/s 174,22 MB/s 32,57 MB/s
WritingWithoutWithDifference
500 MB 150,00 MB/s 254,24 MB/s 104,24 MB/s
1000 MB 181,82 MB/s 319,15 MB/s 137,33 MB/s
2000 MB 222,22 MB/s 327,87 MB/s 105,65 MB/s
4000 MB 217,00 MB/s 243,41 MB/s 26,41 MB/s
10000 MB 194,17 MB/s 202,43 MB/s 8,25 MB/s

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Buffalo DriveStation DDR 2TB

Hard disk, USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), 2000 GB

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