Reviews and Problems with Buffalo MiniStation Series
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Fast, small, and high capacity storage.
shankel128, B&H Photo
1 week ago
Excerpt: I have been waiting for a drive like this for a long time. The 1 TB MiniStation Thunderbolt drive is an ideal portable drive for editing video on the road. With the 10Gbps Thunderbolt interface, this drive has the throughput to handle HD Video editing tasks seamlessly. I've used other drives that interface via a Thunderbolt docking station for a few years. This drive does away with the docking station and connects directly via the included Thunderbolt cable.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible
Excerpt: I bought this because I now have a new MacBook Pro with a thunderbolt connection. It is very fast and seems sturdy. It is expensive but better when compared to other thunderbolt external hard drives. B&H had a great sale!
Pros: Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast
It took a hit recently being flung from a bag around waste height, hit the deck with some force and ...
Nicholas Catton, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Has been a top product for me. I've had it going on 3 years travelling the world and it's stood up to that well. It took a hit recently being flung from a bag around waste height, hit the deck with some force and its been working fine since.
Summary: No tech support, Buffalo agents know nothing and just take your info. A tech is supposed to call you back and never does.
Pros: None, they don't work. After charging for two days, the wifi light never comes on and the charge light goes back to red.
Cons: These drives seem like such a great idea, if they only worked. They will not hold a charge and the wifi light never comes on and the drive's network is not visible . (No, the drive is not connected to my computer when checking for wifi) There is either a battery or a charging problem with these drives. I charged the battery overnight with the included charger ans the drive powered off, the charge light goes from red to green indicating the drive is charged. When power...
Excerpt: I have used this to transfer and store files from other sources and it works great. Love the fixed cord and the extension as it stays with my home setup. Not a fan of the "included" software all else is great.
Summary: Update, after the first one was left unplugged for a day, the battery was dead. After charging until the battery light turned green (overnight), the wifi light would not illuminate. And when I unplugged the drive from the charger, the drive was dead. I returned the drive for a replacement. The replacement cam yesterday. I let it charge overnight. The wifi light is not lit. The drive is recognized by my MacBook Pro but not in Disk Utility. I reset the drive.