Buffalo MiniStation 500GB Troubleshooting
Chose Amazon because of their super fast ordering process and delivery, as always, faultless.
I must be old was I was expecting something bigger and 'clunkier' - as it is this super little thing is only slightly bigger than my HTC mobile. I couldn't get over the fact that this little thing was 500gb and my desktop at home is half that!
When it's connected for the first time the installation thing wants to install Google Chrome and Google Picassa - and I couldn't see any way to say "NO" to this. I already have Google Chrome having been a religious user since it was launched in 2008 - so over-installed it did, and wiped out my profile (saved passwords and all that) and settings, what was worse was that it installed an older version (whatever version Chrome was when this thing was packaged) - all that said it wasn't too much of a hardship and shouldn't really affect anyone's choice to buy this. I just like the CHOICE when it comes to extras.
Transferring my music files over my wireless network from computer upstairs to this little thing downstairs was super-super fast, so fast in fact that I had to do a double-check. So no problems there AT ALL. Even on USB 2.0 over not-great wireless it's blinding.
The biggest thing I DON'T like about this is the sidebar it installs on your desktop. I really REALLY hate it, I don't like "things" and "widgets" on my desktop and again I didn't see a choice (chose those words carefully as I can't remember seeing one :).
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