Buffalo DriveStation DDR3 review: external disk on steroids

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Benchmarks

When we look at the benchmark results there's much less improvement. The performance here is average, and except for one test, there's barely any performance increase. It's clear that to get the most from the DriveStation DDR you should use the TurboEX software. The drive performs like a normal external hard disk in most tests.

  

BenchmarksWithoutWith
HDTune 3.00 Read - Minimum 86,8 MB/s 86,8 MB/s
HDTune 3.00 Read - Maximum 169 MB/s 169,9 MB/s
HDTune 3.00 Read - Average 141,4 MB/s 141,1 MB/s
HDTune 3.00 Read - Access Time 14,3 ms 14,4 ms
HDTune 3.00 Read - Burst 88,8 MB/s 161,9 MB/s
HDTune 3.00 Read - CPU Usage 4,6 % 4,4 %
PCMark07 Storage Total score 2058 2037
PCMark07 - Windows Defender 1,96 MB/s 1,89 MB/s
PCMark07 - Importing pictures 7,61 MB/s 7,75 MB/s
PCMark07 - Video editing 17,08 MB/s 17,04 MB/s
PCMark07 - Windows Media Center 7,67 MB/s 8,02 MB/s
PCMark07 - Adding music 1,29 MB/s 1,29 MB/s
PCMark07 - Starting applications 3,67 MB/s 3,44 MB/s
PCMark07 - Gaming 5,53 MB/s 5,43 MB/s
Atto - Read - QD 4 - 4 kB - Avge speed 23,376 MB/s 45,843 MB/s
Atto - Read - QD 4 - 64 kB - Avge speed 224,013 MB/s 243,774 MB/s
Atto - Read - QD 4 - 1 MB - Avge speed 221,847 MB/s 355,543 MB/s
Atto - Write - QD 4 - 4 kB - Avge speed 59,817 MB/s 42,749 MB/s
Atto - Write - QD 4 - 64 kB - Avge speed 321,126 MB/s 253,551 MB/s
Atto - Write - QD 4 - 1 MB - Avge speed 309,971 MB/s 382,568 MB/s
AS SSD - Total score 66 97
AS SSD - Read score 18 31
AS SSD - Write score 33 46
AS SSD - Read - Sequential 167,87 MB/s 282,27 MB/s
AS SSD - Read - 4K blocks 0,71 MB/s 0,69 MB/s
AS SSD - Read - 4K blocks - 64 Threads 0,61 MB/s 0,71 MB/s
AS SSD - Read - Access time 14,945 MB/s 15,978 MB/s
AS SSD - Write - Sequential 290,17 MB/s 378,71 MB/s
AS SSD - Write - 4K blocks 1,7 MB/s 3,88 MB/s
AS SSD - Wrtte - 4K blocks - 64 Threads 2,14 MB/s 4,44 MB/s
AS SSD - Write - Access time 3,268 ms 0,041 ms

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