Buffalo MiniStation hd-pct500u2 b review : Buffalo Technology

Buffalo MiniStation hd-pct500u2 b review

I needed to get a hard drive to back up my laptop. This was on sale at a great price and had other good reviews. It worked right out of the box with no problems. Have done my second scheduled backup with it and no problems. At the price I paid, wish I had bought another one to use to convert old vinyl to MP3s.

Just received mine today and setup was a breeze. Instantly recognized by Windows 7. Build quality feels good and compact size is a plus. USB cable length is more than enough and easy to see blue activity light on edge of drive. Came with setup/manual files loaded onto drive. Would definitely recommend this drive and Buffalo in general.

I received it quickly. It was easy to install and it seemed to backup my data without too much effort. I have not tried to retrieve my data yet, but I assume that will be easy too.

This was a great product with a great price for my basic needs. Transfer time is short and sweet. If you want something besides the cloud to back up your information this product will work for you.

Best Hard drive


I just wish I had bought this one first, instead of messing around with western digital and seagate first. I was a little skeptical because I had never heard of this company, but they proved me wrong. I had bought two other hard drives previously, only to return them because they either had farmware, or were incompatible with mac. I'm an architecture student who has to back up lots of data between my mac at home and the farmware protected pc's at school, and this one is compatible with both; no problems, no shenanigans, it just works right out of the box like a hard drive should. Of course, it's a portable hard drive so the speed can get bogged down when transferring massive amounts of data, but it's actually very fast for a portable. Also, it is incredibly small, sleek, and just looks cool.

Ashok from Farmington

USB drive


The drive arrived at timely fashion. It has been used constantly for more than 06 months. It's pretty fast compared it to desktop 3.5" hard drive. I would definitely come back and buy it again if needed. I would give it maximum rating for this USB 2.0 portable drive.

Works Great.

This is a great USB Hard drive. It is amazingly fast and the installation is a breeze. My Windows system recognized it immediately and I was able to use it in seconds. The shipment was on time and price is pretty good. I would definately recomend this drive to anyone looking for storage.

I bought this Buffalo ministation for common storage (documents, pictures, music, etc...) and it works just fine. The drive is roughly the size of a man's wallet and it doesn't run hot. Technically you do not need to install anything to start using the external HD. I also love that you can create password protected storage boxes with the SecureLockMobile (slm) application.

We love this USB Drive. It's not too big so it fits really well. The capacity is adaquate for what I'm looking to do but you can never have too much storage. It runs fast and the USB speed is much better than my old one. I would give this a must buy and a 5 STARS!

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BUFFALO BUFFALO MiniStation 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (HD-PCF1.0U3BB)
Personal Computer (BUFFALO)
  • USB 3.0/2.0 compatiblity
  • TurboPC to increase file transfer rates
  • Compact design for mobilty
  • Includes Buffalo Tools to manage your back ups and more
  • Works with Mac or PC
  • 24/7/365 Technical support
  • Time Machine compatable

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.. faire pour développer des supports de stockage externes compatibles avec la technologie révolutionnaire Thunderbolt : Les MiniStation. Les disques externes Buffalo Ministation intègrent soit un SSD soit un disque dur magnétique pour répondre à tous .

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Buffalo MiniStation: Thunderbolt 1TBI have a couple of these to store instrument samples and projects. It doesn't need any external power and runs off Thunderbolt or USB 3.0, so it's incredibly portable.

BUFFALO BUFFALO MiniStation Air 1 TB Wireless Mobile Storage (HDW-PD1.0U3)
Personal Computer (BUFFALO)
  • Store and transport thousands of photos, hundreds of movies and hours of music for instant access from your mobile devices
  • Take your entire media library with you on the go and stream movies and music to your mobile devices without a Wi-Fi connection or using your data plan
  • Stream content to your DLNA connected devices, such as smart TVs, media players and gaming consoles
  • Wirelessly stream your movies, music and photos to your tablets, smartphones, PCs and Mac computers
  • Connect up to 8 devices at the same time
  • Charge your iPhone 5S, Galaxy S5 or other smartphone while on the go
  • Connect to the Internet and create a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 8 joined devices
  • Enjoy your content for up to 12 hours on a single charge
BUFFALO BUFFALO MiniStation 1 TB Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Thunderbolt Cable - HD-PA1.0TU3
Personal Computer (BUFFALO)
  • Thunderbolt Interface
  • Interface speeds up to 10 Gbps
  • Includes High Performance USB 3.0 port
  • Thunderbolt cable included
  • Time Machine compatibility
  • Adds storage to your Mac or PC computer
  • Dual Interface Portable Hard Drive
  • Perfect for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiast
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  • USB 3.0 technology provides 4.8 Gbps
  • PC and Mac compatible, Backwards compliant with high speed USB 2.0 devices (480 Mbps) as well as USB 1.1
  • Length: 1.5 feet
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Wireless (EZOPower)
  • PC and Mac compatible, great for applications requiring SuperSpeed data bandwidth.
  • USB 3.0 technology provides transfer rate of 4.8 Gbps, 10 times the capacity of USB 2.0 (480 Mbps).
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