Reviews and Problems with Buffalo MiniStation Series
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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.
Summary: Story time: I bought this drive for a family member so he could perform time machine backups to make sure his macbook pro was backed up. I noticed it was a well built drive and seemed to have decent speeds. I went with thunderbolt because he needed the other two usb ports and didn't want to have to deal with a hub since this was a laptop and he liked to be on the go. Right around February of 2014 he informed me that the thunderbolt cable was loose on one of the ends.
Summary: Awesome built and excellent look. However, extremely poor performance. Comes with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt cable included, but unfortunately the thunderbolt connection is not working. Every time you try to connect your drive via thunderbolt it stays on for couple of minutes and then it ejects itself giving you a popup message that the drive was not ejected properly.
Summary: Bought in June, Unboxed in Aug. Failed after 2 weeks. Called Buffalo. They ran the S/N and confirmed this unit was made in May of 2013. They refuse to warranty the unit without a Sales Receipt. Bad policy, many of us do not keep receipts for long periods of time. If this is their policy they should force a registration on start up. There is no mention of this on their packaging. DO NOT BUY. UPDATE: I did find the receipt and was able to have them honor it.
Summary: I bought this drive to move my 600Gb Aperture photo library off my desktop Mac and let me use the library on a couple of other Mac laptops. I knew that at the price, it wouldn't have an SSD drive in it, but I had high expectations from the marketing that I was going to see significantly improved speeds from my usual external disks....how naive I was.... The drive, even in Thunderbolt mode won't crack 100Mbps.