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Posted: 06/19/19 07:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Buffalo DriveStation USB 3.0 3TB External Hard Drive (HD-LC3.0U3) that is "dead". Either the electronic or the HD is bad.

If the electronics is bad can I take the 3Tb HD out and use the HD in my desktop computer -- I assume it is a SATA drive.

If the HD is bad, can I install a replacement standard HD in the DriveStation?


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Yes, you can connect the drive inside the enclosure to your computer, it will be a standard SATA drive.

Yes, you can put a regular SATA drive into the enclosure, the electronics don't care about the drive itself, they just convert USB to SATA


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I've given up on spinning platters, I run a chipset hard drive now. No need to defrag ever either and it runs cool and quiet.


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Posted: 06/19/19 10:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And also costs about 10 times as much though.


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Prices in SSD have fallen like a rock. 500g around $50 now, 1TB around $120

Agreed, a 3tb SSD would be very pricey!

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GordonThree wrote:

Prices in SSD have fallen like a rock. 500g around $50 now, 1TB around $120

Agreed, a 3tb SSD would be very pricey!

Wow, I didn't realize they had gotten that cheap!

Bigger are still too pricey

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Posted: 06/19/19 02:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They are a great deal, I have three of the 256 gig ones.

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