Summary: Very fast and easy to install.By the time you've finished installing it, it has already copied your hard drive. I also copied an old external hard drive to another Buffalo. So much smaller and easy to carry.
Summary: Aside from not receiving any cord with it and had to order one (no biggie) by the time I realized that the whole hard drive didn't turn on, my warranty was expired. I called a techno geek to figure out if it was on my part I couldn't get it to work- he said no, he took it apart, it was already missing one screw from the housing unit and that screw hole thread was stripped.
Summary: When I first gor this I loved it but 2 weeks ago I went to use it and it no longer works . I tried changing usb cables with my 250gb wd passport portable harddrive but this didnt fix the problem . I wont be purchasing anything else from this maker . Ill stick with the wd my book and wd passport portable harddrives in the future as they have never failed me and they are severval years old . This buffalo is a paperweight after about a month of use .
Summary: it worked for about 20 minutes. and DON'T install any of the s/w that comes with it. almost impossible to uninstall. it was working fine and just stopped dead. tried another cable. tried another computer. dead, dead, dead.
Summary: I like this product because of: a) Price - Very Cheap b) Performance - Excellent. c) It comes without any software pre-installed. Just what I was looking. d) External Blue Light while is in use is awesome. e) Small, lite, nice appearance.
Summary: I bought the Buffalo MiniStation Stealth 500 GB USB 2 through Amazon in summer 2011. I loved it. The software was cool, the drive is small, sleek and silent. I filled it with back-up's of my photos. For the past year at least, I've hardly turned it on, considering it an archive for preserving files as it was basically full.
Not as advertised or incorrect information in description
James Morningstar, Amazon
17 February 2013
Summary: I found thyis while specificly looking for a USB hard drive that said preformatted FAT32, to use for backup of game console data. The description says that these are FAT32 preformatted, but they are NTFS like most others and not compatible with game consoles and older (not NTFS) PCs. This hard drive is also preloaded with software which I find to be useless and unwanted "clutterware".
BUFFALO MiniStation Stealth 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive - HD...
Dan M, Amazon
16 February 2013
Summary: Photography is what I do. So keeping my digital photos in a safe place is very important to me. I have used zip drives, cds, and dvds. But you still had to store the hard copies. So I went to a online service that backed up my photos every day. Guess what, they went down and is not fixed after 7 weeks. So I started to buy more external hard drives so I can make backups of my backups. I have a Iomega 160 GB, WD Passport 1T, and Buffalo MiniStation Stealth 500 GB.