Reviews and Problems with Buffalo MiniStation Series
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quick and roomy.
3 weeks ago
Summary: I'm a tech dinosaur, I'll get that out there right now. I have another back up memory, but obviously, it's old, this one is faster, smaller and has way more room, and way more expensive. I plugged it in and nothing. For tech dinosaurs like myself, that's disturbing. in the box was instructions how to plug in, I plugged in. Nothing. also in the box was a piece of paper for the vine reviewers with an email address.
Summary: The Buffalo MiniStation DDR has features that may be appealing for many, but you must decide if the benefits outweigh the hefty price. The MiniStation is very small, compact, and seems a bit faster (nothing to write home about) than traditional external hard drives. It also does not need an external power supply to work. Just plug it into a USB outlet and you are ready to back up your data.
Summary: Since I'm not into technology that much and I didn't see any instructions included, I ended up calling the manufacturer for the instructions and basically I was told to just drag my files and drop them into the drive; so that was easy enough even for someone like me. I have to say that I was amazed at the speed of transfer! I also like the fact that it's pretty small and light weight, making it especially ideal if you travel and you want to take it with you.
Celeste "Vodka, Apple Pucker & Sweet 'n' Sour", Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: I was surprised by how small this hard drive was. Size-wise it reminds me of a larger smart phone, although a little bit thicker. The size definitely makes it portable. Also, it does now have a wall cord for power. The only power it needs is pulled from the computer. The "Quick Setup Guide" that came with it made me laugh. It shows a picture of a laptop and a picture of the hard drive with a USB cable connecting the two.
Compact (3 1/4" x 5 1/4" x 3/4" - 7.8 oz.) with MegaCache accelerator which increases file transfer speeds up to 400 MB/s
4 weeks ago
Summary: The Buffalo MiniStation is very easy to use, just plug it into your laptop. Be aware that the MiniStation is backwards compatible with USB 2 ports, but not USB 1. What sets it apart from other portable hard drives is its DDR3 Mega Cache Accelerator which increases file transfer rate up to 400 MB/s. I haven't been backing up my laptop & had a scare last week, when it wouldn't boot up. Nothing happened..
Fast Data Transfer, Easy to Use, Compact, Quiet, No Software Needed...
ThisThatNEverything "thisthatneverything", Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: I really like this Portable Hard Drive. Not only is it easy to use but it's really fast too. I've learned my lesson, more than once, in the past by not having my computers backed up. I've lost absolutely everything. I refuse to allow this to happen again and since this device is so convenient, I have no excuse to lose everything again. You simply plug it in and transfer what you need. Easy as that.
Summary: This is an external hard drive with a unique feature: a built in 1 GB DRAM cache (a great idea!). What it does is very simple: it boosts the data transfer speed because, basically, when you transfer files into it, AT FIRST you are using that capacity (which is quite fast - similar to what would happen if you were transferring files into a flash drive). So YES, data transfer speed is quite high.
Wireless Portability of 1 TB of videos/music/photos
Alan K., Newegg
4 weeks ago
Summary: The product fills the need for portability of large amounts of stored videos, music and pictures. It's great to take with you when travelling on vacation or for business. I will rate this product as a 4 out of 5 eggs due to the cons I mentioned above.
Pros: The Buffalo HDW-PDU3 Wireless Mobile Storage device does as its name implies. I am reviewing the device which has 1.0 TB of storage for videos, music, and pictures, or even data you can access. I have set up this device to wirelessly transmit videos I stored on it through the network to my Smart TV. I also downloaded the Buffalo MiniStation2 App to my Android smartphone for access to the data stored on this device.
Cons: 1) Very poor documentation is provided on how to set this device up. It was mostly trial and error on my part.
Summary: I really like the compact size of this hard drive. It was absolutely simple to install. Just plug it in and it's ready to go. I copied over a file full of 112 very large photos and it copied over in seconds. You get a lot of room in a small package. It measures just a tad over 3 inches by 5 inches. I have two other external hard drives that are nowhere near this small in size.
Summary: I have a stack of external portable drives - the downside of photography, and they're all good at storing data but the speeds aren't that great. Even at USB 3.0, you're still going to run into the slowness of the hard drive. To help mitigate that, Buffalo's Ministation DDR adds a small 1gb flash memory to the drive, so that writes to the drive are automatically copied there first, then copied to the magnetic part of the hard drive.