Reviews and Problems with Buffalo MiniStation Series
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Wireless Portability of 1 TB of videos/music/photos
Alan K., Newegg
2 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.
Not perfect, but worth it for the multiple functions
Ellen Etc. "Garret Books", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I tested the Buffalo MiniStation on a Windows 7 computer, with an Intel Core i7-3770 processor and 16 GB of RAM. Overall I am quite pleased with this unit, which is small, powerful, and has been especially convenient when away from home. The Buffalo is a standard external USB hard drive that can connect either via cable wirelessly to computer or mobile device, runs from battery or line power, and is also a cell phone (or device) charger.
Access Your Data WIthout Wires Over WIFI With MiniStation!
Reuben Gathright "rgathright", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I was very impressed with the performance of the Buffalo Ministation Air HDW-PDU3. The device acts as an all-in-one file transfer device with multiple ways of accessing data. The integrated battery not only powers the hard drive inside but also powers a WIFI router. The following benchmarks were run to test the performance of the Buffalo MiniStation Air.
A Good Storage Solution For Local Access To Your Files via Wi-Fi
FirePepper Red "firepepper red", Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: The Buffalo Ministation Air is a great portable hard drive storage solution for anyone looking for wireless access to their files. Essentially the hard drive connects to your wifi signal and then puts out its own WiFi network. You connect to the hard drive's network to access your files and also connect to the internet. It sounds complicated but the setup is pretty easy.
A external hard drive for people with big media libraries
4 weeks ago
Summary: I started with this drive by making a backup copy of my hard drive. I have a 500 GB hard drive in my laptop, so that didn't come close to filling up the 1 TB and I could add some copies of media that I keep stored in the cloud. To transfer data from your computer to the MiniStation, you should have USB 3.0. You might be able to make it work with USB 2.0, but I wouldn't risk it. (And even with USB 3.0, it took a couple of hours to copy all of my desired files.
This is a good little external storage device with a few perks such ...
Bayou Jenny, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: This is a good little external storage device with a few perks such as wireless and a phone charger. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it is in serious need of better set up directions. When you purchase this, you will have to download an app in order to use it. The process is not very intuitive, but once you get it going, it works great.
Summary: Disclaimer: I am reviewing a unit I received for free, through the Vine program. Well I'm not sure how useful this actually is. For me, not so much. For you, maybe, depending on your needs. As an external hard drive it's pretty expensive for only 1 TB. But it's intended as a wireless streaming media server. But you need a special app to be able to view the content streaming from it.
Unique media streaming device; do NOT mistake it for a regular network drive
Michael Lichter, Amazon
24 July 2014
Summary: I really didn't understand what I was getting when I ordered this product. I thought it was simply a network hard drive that Buffalo happened to be marketing to heavy media users. I was wrong. It IS a network hard drive, but it's not a normal one. The ideal use of the drive is as follows. You dump a lot of media onto it from your desktop computer using a USB cable. You then go traveling. You're stuck in a train station in Afghanistan that has no wi-fi.
Summary: I am pleased that I took a chance on the Buffalo MiniStation Air. When I initially read the product description, I wasn't sure if I needed all of the capabilities of such a device. I originally wanted an external hard drive to back up my music, videos, and photos. When I saw this MiniStation Air, I was intrigued, though, and decided to try it. The quick-start guide is detailed and easy to understand. I was able to back up the media I wanted from my desktop.
Summary: This has been wonderful for me since I was needing another storage device. You get 1TB with so you can store thousands of things from music to movies or whatever you need on here. Also it work wirelessly so you can stream your stuff from this device on multiple devices as well. Also a cool little thing that this can do is charge your phone and so far everything has worked for me.