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It is a mid-range to high-end external hard drive meant specifically for use in home theater setups.

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Pros

runs stable for a long time with no problems or surprises

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very quiet, tiny fan is barely audible while in operation

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fairly small footprint, takes up minimal space

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file transfers are reasonably quick, don't have to wait too long

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lights in the front look cool without being distracting

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Cons

included software is awkward and just gets in the way

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takes awhile to find files, searching through folders is slower than it should be

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The Buffalo DriveStation AV HD-AVU2 is a mid-range to high-end external hard drive meant specifically for use in home theater setups. It features a horizontal design for subtle integration into most home theater setups, allowing it to be connected to media players, cable and satellite boxes and gaming systems for additional storage. Additionally, the DriveStation AV HD-AVU2 sports TurboPC technology for faster PC data transfer rates as well as a RAMDISK utility.

The DriveStation AV HD-AVU2 is meant primarily to be used as storage expansion for home theater devices and as such sports some features unique to this use, namely: a blue LED meter which allows users to tell at a glance how much storage is used/remaining as well as a power management feature which turns the AV HD-AVU2 on or off with the device it is connected to. Meanwhile, the DriveStation AV HD-AVU2's RAMDISK utility allows users with Windows PCs to create a small RAM disk, offering an efficient environment in which to work on files.

Features
  • Horizontal design for subtle integration into most home theater setups
  • Available in 1, 1.5 and 2TB capacities
  • Blue LED storage meter
  • Power management allows the drive to turn on and off with attached devices
  • TurboPC technology for faster PC data transfer rates
  • RAMDISK utility
  • SecureLock data encryption
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