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.
Summary: Purchased this drive Aug 2013, used it to backup my MacBook Pro with time machine. I'd use it to back about a 2 or 3 times a month. Just failed, very disappointed. It was working fine last week. Plugged it in a week later, blue light came on and nothing, not showing up on the desktop. Not sure what the warranty is but typically it's 3 years for these devices.
Do not burn money Hard usb3 at half the price and The speed difference is simple
6 May 2014
Summary: I have BUFFALO MiniStation 1 TB Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 Only two-star rating Because the price is too high And also I have a WD USB3 The price difference is very large, but the difference in speed is simple and small So, better to buy Hard USB3 Speed Hard BUFFALO, WD USB3, with Mac retina 15
Summary: I rarely review products, but this time I felt compelled to write. I purchased the Buffalo PCFU3 (1 TB) with the intent of backing up all of my wife's and my music and important files. She uses a mac at home and at work and I use a PC for both, so it was important for us to share a drive that was innately compatible with both. I should have done more research as it turns out that such a thing doesn't really exist, or does only with limitations.
Summary: At first I loved this hard drive. I got it on sale, it was sleek and uber portable with 1 TB of storage. I'm a photographer and store tons of photos so this drive was a back up to the original back up. About a month ago it started beeping and not showing up on my computer. I changed the USB cable but nothing happened, it still beeped and fizzled out. After trying to make it work for a few weeks I've completely given up on it and am now searching for another hard drive.
Initially it sounds good but it is found that it stops in between
4 January 2014
Summary: I brought with great hope because i know baffalo products but after using felt that seagate or toshiba is best in portable HDD this initially run good but later one seen automatically shuting down and moreover OEM says it may be a faulty product.
Summary: Very temperamental from the first time I used it. I used this to store my photo and video library, and will sometimes get a message that the folder is inaccessible, or other corruption-type message, then have to spend hours fixing it without losing my data. I don't trust it for my important files anymore, and store those files elsewhere now.