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Buffalo Technology - DriveStation Axis Velocity 2TB External USB 3.0/2.0 Hard Drive - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't seem to work well with DISH TV

    Posted
    Ratface
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    I purchased this external hard drive to use in conjunction with Dish TV. I had purchased several prior to this, but another brand which is no longer available (WD My Book). All are 2TB since that is the maximum that the Dish system will accommodate. You must disconnect and change the power cord and USB cable when changing from one storage unit to another. I've never had an issue with the 'WD My Book' external drives, but when I switch to/from the Buffalo Technology DriveStation, it causes the Dish System to crash. I'm using a WIFI system and don't know why it happens, but I find it very annoying. It takes 15-20 minutes to get the Dish system reestablished and working.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Dead on Arrival

    Posted
    JosephR

    I bought this device to back-up my Dish Network DVR since it is nearly full. Dish requires the external hard drive to be powered, no bigger than 2 TB and must use USB 2.0. When the device arrived, i connected it to a power source and the USB cable between the DVR and the HD. I could hear the HD running and there was a green LED that lit on the front, but there is a steady, clicking sound coming from inside the HD, like a phonograph needle skipping at the end of a record. The DVR never recognized the HD, and when I connect the HD to my computer, the computer tells me to "Insert Disc". I need to return this to BestBuy for a replacement or a refund.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Didn't fit my needs

    Posted
    BestBuyist
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    I purchase this item for the purpose of downloading my recordings from my old Dish DVR box. Unfortunately, it didn't work, I had to purchase the item from Dish Network. It appears I need to remark if I would recommend this to a friend. Since I bought for a specific purpose. I will be marking it no I wouldn't. However, if you have another purpose perhaps it would work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with Hopper DVR

    Posted
    DishUsr
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    Bought because we filled up a 1TB external drive on our Hopper. Wish Dish would allow more than a 2TB external drive as I would have preferred a 4TB or larger drive. However, this drive has an external power supply (required by Dish) and works fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works great

    Posted
    appleman777
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    just plugged into my dish receiver and it worked as it was supposed to. Called Dish to authorize, just that simple. Now I have a DVR that will save movies and they belong to me..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact and quick setup

    Posted
    Bibin
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    This device is compact compared to the Seagate I previously owned. The indicators tell you whether you are connected to USB 2.0 or 3.0. Plus, you cant get any better for $100

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple Setup

    Posted
    MDavis45440
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    I purchased this to use it with my xbox one. Took it out of the, plugged in 2 cords (1 usb and 1 power), turned on my xbox one, started format, and that was it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easy install

    Posted
    Savorysack
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    This is really nice. I'm using this for extra memory for my xbox one. I had it formatted and ready to use in a couple minutes. It's fairly quiet and works like it should.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    iPaduser
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    Received this HD quickly. Connected to my Dish receiver and has worked as it should.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What I needed

    Posted
    ITforoffice
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    Need an external hard drive for my Dish receiver and this works as expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My daughter loved it!

    Posted
    BubbaMary
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    I gave this as a Christmas present and my daughter said it was exactly what she wanted!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    BigRob
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    First time with an external hard drive. It does its job well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    first external serves its purpose

    Posted
    tigermcm
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    bought this for my xbox one and its serves its purpose no complaints

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Trey
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    This unit performs exactly as advertised and expected

    I would recommend this to a friend