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Buffalo HD-PA500TU3
8.4 out of 10

Buffalo HD-PA500TU3

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Reviews and Problems with Buffalo HD-PA500TU3

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Overall 4
4.0

The Lightning Cable failed very shortly

S. M. LHEUREUX, Amazon
26 November 2014
  • Summary: The Lightning Cable failed very shortly after being put in service. Fortunately the USB 3.0 Cable still worked, else I would have returned it, however, this has turned me off from Buffalo branded hard drives. I'll stick with OWC from now on...
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Aaron "Aaron", Amazon
7 October 2014
  • Summary: It's great, fast, but for my Protools sessions I would be better served with a solid state drive.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent!

Justin Luna, Amazon
5 January 2014
  • Summary: I needed something to run my DAW software without my computer crashing, and this did the trick. I absolutely love this hard drive!
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Overall 10
10

VMWare Fusion External Drive

Maurice, Amazon
26 November 2013
  • Summary: For the price, it's the Thunderbolt drive to beat. We use these for our Virtual Machine drives on our Macs using VMWare Fusion.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does what I wanted it to do!

Bradley K. Stanton, Amazon
15 June 2013
  • Summary: I received the Drive in less time than expected. And would do business with this company again. As for the drive, all I had to do was plug it into the computer and it started working perfectly. Very satisfied.
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Overall 8
8.0

Premium performance, build quality, and aesthetics

Ed, Amazon
6 June 2013
  • Summary: The Buffalo MiniStation 500 GB Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 drive is one of only a few Thunderbolt drives out on the market right now. Thunderbolt drives can theoretically reach twice the speeds of USB 3.0, but you'll have to pay a premium for those theoretical speeds.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent hardware marred by sub-standard drive speeds/upgrade difficulty

William Grose "Tzu Crazy", Amazon
6 June 2013
  • Summary: This BUFFALO Technology MiniStation is a shame. A really great shame. Why? Because it's theoretically a great product. The build quality is great, the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt cables included are a great touch (especially given how expensive Thunderbolt cables currently are).
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Overall 2
2.0

UN-Worthy of Your Mac

Christopher Mayo, Amazon
6 June 2013
  • Summary: [EDIT:] The BUFFALO MiniStation 500 GB Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive has failed. I have adjusted the review rating to reflect my poor experience with the defective product, and the lack of an acceptable avenue for resolving problems.
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Overall 10
10

Thunderbolt Is The Way of the Future!

Nathan M. Rose "Movie Guy from FlickDirect", Amazon
16 January 2013
  • Summary: When Apple and Intel came out with Thunderbolt I have to admit even I was skeptical. However this Buffalo mini station proved me wrong. Faster than firewire and USB3 this Thunderbolt portable drive streams my media and music quickly to any network I am on.
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Overall 10
10

Fast, inexpensive thunderbolt performance

J. Lin, Amazon
7 December 2012
  • Summary: I got this originally to hack and put in an SSD for ultimate speed, but the performance has been adequate so I haven't bothered. The thunderbolt performance means my time machine backups are very quick, and so are restores.
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