Summary: Other reviewers have already gone into minute detail about the technical specs, so I'll be brief and simple. This surprisingly small HD easily backed up my Macbook Pro. Setup was painless... plug it into a port and it works. No software to install, no instruction booklet necessary.
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.
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.
Summary: A very fast hard drive which I use to run virtual machines off of my macbook pro since I don't have the disc space on my tiny SSD. Runs just as fast as the internal drive: no lag even when playing games!
Compact, Convenient, Cables Included perfect for Mac Users or PC
The Gabster, Amazon
29 July 2012
Summary: The 500GB MiniStation Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Portable Drive with Cables by Buffalo Technology come with both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connectors. It is ready to go for Mac users and contains instructions for PC users.