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8.1 out of 10

Buffalo MiniStation Series

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Overall 8
8.0

Solid drive, a bit bulky

onestopnyc, Amazon
6 days ago
  • Summary: I previously owned a 1TB thunderbolt Buffalo HD which I used to clone my old iMac and run it when necessary on my current MBP. I was happy with the quality of their product. So I was looking forward to test this new drive. First of all, I'd like to mention that it's not the smallest 1TB drive out there. It's great that it's USB3 and the speeds are certainly good when copying or accessing files from it.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Upgrade!

college student & journalist, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I am very happy with this product! I had a Buffalo drive that I purchased 2 years ago, but I was looking for something larger and portable. This is exactly what I wanted, and from what I can tell, the price was in line with what's standard. The product was packaged well and delivered very quickly. I highly recommend it!!
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible
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Overall 2
2.0

worse materials and outright lying in their advertising

R. Suzuki, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: DON'T believe that this thing can take a 2m drop!! I accidentally dropped mine a mere **1 foot** and the thing COMPLETELY died. The cable won't go into the slot without effort now and I can't access any of my data even when I get the USB cable plugged in. Shoddy design, worse materials and outright lying in their advertising. You can bet I will avoid these products in the future.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Casey Chatsworth "luv2learn", Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Great hard drive... tough, super functional and mega storage. What more could you ask for?
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Overall 8
8.0

quick and roomy.

Rowan, Amazon
14 August 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Compact, fast(er), but worth the price?

"switterbug" Betsey Van Horn, Amazon
13 August 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

PORTABLE & SUPER FAST!

Marie Antoinette, Amazon
8 August 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

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

Lynn, Amazon
6 August 2014
  • 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..
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Overall 10
10

Fast Data Transfer, Easy to Use, Compact, Quiet, No Software Needed...

ThisThatNEverything "thisthatneverything", Amazon
6 August 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Faster but pricey! Here's what you are buying...

Paulo Leite, Amazon
6 August 2014
  • 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.
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