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Author Topic: Buffalo external HDD with "TurboUSB"  (Read 3554 times)

MerleOne

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Buffalo external HDD with "TurboUSB"
« on: January 16, 2009, 04:10:20 AM »
Hi all,

Has anyone had any experience with the following external HDD from Buffalo Technologies and their proprietary "TurboUSB" mode.  Reviews are fine AFAIK.

http://www.buffalo-t...h-power-saving-mode/

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Re: Buffalo external HDD with "TurboUSB"
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 05:01:09 AM »
Hm, there's no description of this "TurboUSB" available anywhere whatsoever? No indication whether it's smart firmware, or a specific app for file copying? Sounds fishy to me. Also, encryption software isn't a selling point either, you shouldn't really use anything but TrueCrypt on Windows...
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Re: Buffalo external HDD with "TurboUSB"
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 07:22:52 AM »
Hm, there's no description of this "TurboUSB" available anywhere whatsoever? No indication whether it's smart firmware, or a specific app for file copying? Sounds fishy to me. Also, encryption software isn't a selling point either, you shouldn't really use anything but TrueCrypt on Windows...
Here is what I found so far about TurboUSB :


I agree about TrueCrypt, it's close to perfection !
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Re: Buffalo external HDD with "TurboUSB"
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 07:46:22 AM »
Hm, still very sketchy on details.
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