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Windows 7: Bizarre Buffalo USB3.0 problem with Windows 7

07 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Bizarre Buffalo USB3.0 problem with Windows 7


I recently, well I say recently but it was late 2011 I decided on building a new RIG, the final hardware change was my external HDD which I bought last week and a couple of days ago I connected and copied everything from my old HDD to the new one. It's insanely fast, USB3.0 is really fast. Although, coupled with Buffalo utilities it's even faster.

When I restarted my system after configuring everything in the Buffalo utilities I restarted and it was fine everything was working as it should be until I used my PC today and it booted really slow. In fact it was so slow I had to reboot it again and it was even slower than before. I disconnected the HDD and rebooted and it was there in a flash...? Okay, this is odd, I have come across this before with an external HDD but this is the first time that I've encountered a problem with USB3.0.

Scratching my head and coatie I pondered on what is potentially causing the problem, I then had a EUREKA moment. The Buffalo utilities use RAMDISK which is basically a virtual HDD which uses RAM. I delayed the boot of Buffalo Utilities and rebooted and it was fine. Whatever is causing the slow boot it's being caused by Buffalo. If I delay the loading of the software it's fine.

Anybody else experienced similar problems with Buffalo 2.0TB HD-LB2.0TU3-EU using Windows 7.

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12 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Homepage Premium x64
Same Problem here

Hello, I have the same problem, but found a solution.

Go on start button and search "run", press enter. Type in "msconfig" and press enter. Then go to the boot directory, click on advanced options and put away the hook at memory limit. Restart your system, now it should work... Don't know why that helped, but it helped :-D

Sorry for bad English, I'm german... Hope the English words of the directories are right...

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