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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

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 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

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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Overall 2
2.0

Thunderbolt connection failed every time!

Vasko Cvetanov, Amazon
11 February 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

It does not work now

namjin, Amazon
19 October 2013
  • Summary: I got this one last year. It was amazing, fast and fast ~ but after 1 year, It does not working anymore and I sent lots of emails to Bufallo Service center . They never response my email.
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Overall 2
2.0

The Specs Don't Make Sense 3.0 GBs MAX

pjack, B&H Photo
12 October 2013
  • Excerpt: If you're using a SATA II 3.0 GBs disk drive, then merely using a Thunderbolt cable is not going to more than triple the transfer speed. You're limited by the SATA II 3.0 GBs connection.
  • Pros: Compact
  • Cons: Slow
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not recommend

Mark D, Amazon
1 September 2013
  • 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.
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2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0

Avoid - sloooooooow transfer speeds !!

Alastair, dabs.com
10 August 2013
  • 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.
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