Summary: I ordered this to use with my computer, and I had a lot of my movies and music on it. It lasted for anout 6 months and then it died. I got in touch with Buffalo, they only allow one company to get into their hard drives, and to recover all my data, they wanted a LOT more than I was willing to pay,...
Summary: I purchased this drive in November 2012. It has worked great for the last two years but recently and by recently I mean this past week, it's been corrupting my files and freezing up my MacBook Pro Retina.
Summary: Buyers, do be aware with this drive, there are numerous reports of faulty Thunderbolt ports, and the same was true for me. I gave it a shot, because it was a decent price, but out of the box dead ports is frankly unacceptable to me. Promptly returned the drive. Will keep looking.
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.
Summary: The main reason i bought this is because of the Thunderbolt connectivity. After 2 days of use, cable has stopped working. USB 3.0 cable is still working though after several months of use. Will update review if using the official Apple Thunderbolt cable would work.