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Buffalo MiniStation Series

Buffalo MiniStation 500GB HD-PCU2 The Buffalo MiniSta Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Buffalo MiniStation Series

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Overall 2
2.0

Neither the first or the replacement will charge

David F., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

No tech support, second one also defective, junk

bradleydad "bradleydad", Amazon
14 November 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid Buffalo Products

N. Stauffer, Amazon
22 October 2014
  • Summary: Stay away! So many problems with Buffalo products. I purchased the cheaper Buffalo MiniStation and it failed within a week. Buffalo sent me a new MiniStation Extreme 1TB (had to pay shipping + was told no warranty on replacement) so I used it for about 3 months. The drive caused problems when I would boot, so it mostly stayed unplugged. After 3 months of usage, the drive just failed. Drive has been sitting on my desk and it has never moved.
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Overall 2
2.0

DON'T BUY UNLESS YOU KNOW A BUFFALO DEVELOPER

Lana, Amazon
22 October 2014
  • Summary: I work in customer support for a software development company so I'm pretty technical, but this thing is the hardest to configure. I still cannot get it to work. It took me hours to figure out how to get the files from my laptop to the ministation and once I did, i tried to play them on my ipad and got a "cannot play this format" or something like that. I'd love to return this piece of junk, but the time limit ran out.
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Overall 2
2.0

worse materials and outright lying in their advertising

R. Suzuki, Amazon
7 September 2014
  • 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 2
2.0

Rotten !!

Jose Calero, Amazon
23 July 2014
  • Summary: No it did not work properly Lacie fuel is by far much better !
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Overall 2
2.0

I would give them negative stars if I could

A. Clark, Amazon
27 June 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Thunderbolt fail

Nicefellow, Amazon
25 April 2014
  • Summary: Like others report, the thunderbolt port is useless. Ours failed literally within 2 hours. Disk won't mount at all now. Support is a joke. Avoid.
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

D. Sekhon, Amazon
7 March 2014
  • Summary: Dont store any valuable data on these they are junk. I had to return the first.HD-PCT1U2/BK because it stopped working. In return they sent a refurbished one which died with no warrantee and most of my important data. Dont trust these with anything valuable.
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible performance

Fabrice Dupont, Amazon
3 March 2014
  • Summary: Not worthy of Thunderbolt interface name. Horrible, below 40 meg/s performance on brand new MAcbook pro. MIght as well be USB2. Blah. Bought 2. Returning both.
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