Buffalo MiniStation Mac read only : Buffalo Technology

Buffalo MiniStation Mac read only

It’s good to see Buffalo producing more products specifically for the Mac. Back in January we reviewed its MiniStation Thunderbolt, which was a neat little hard drive equipped with both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces.

This month they’ve come up with another version of the MiniStation that looks virtually identical and has the same set of interfaces – but which includes a solid-state drive (SSD) rather than a conventional hard drive. We tested the 128GB model, which costs about £200 if you shop around online, but there’s also a 256GB model available for around £300. Those are reasonable prices for an SSD drive, although LaCie’s Rugged drive remains the most affordable model that we’ve seen in recent months.

Like the original MiniStation, this new model has an attractive silver-grey case, finished off with a textured white top panel. Oddly, though, it’s fractionally larger than the HD version – the width and depth are the same at 80.5mm and 130mm, but this SSD model measures 23mm thick compared to 22.5mm for the HD model. Even so, it’s still small enough to slip into a backpack or briefcase with no trouble, and at just 260g you’ll barely notice the extra weight.

Our only complaint, as before, is that the status light positioned on the lower front edge of the unit isn’t always easy to see, especially as it strobes on and off quite slowly whilst transferring data.

The MiniStation SSD is designed specifically for Macs.

The drive includes cables for both the Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces and comes pre-formatted in the Mac’s HFS+ format, so you can just plug it straight into your Mac and get down to work. There’s no bundled software supplied with the drive, but Buffalo does include a small leaflet explaining how to reformat it for use with Windows PCs.

Not surprisingly, the SSD drive in this model proved much faster than the HD version of the MiniStation. The HD model produced modest read and write speeds of about 40MB/s with its USB 3.0 interface, and 100MB/s with Thunderbolt – speeds that were consistent with both small document files and larger video files.

You might also like
Best Bargain Review - Buffalo Technology MiniStation
Best Bargain Review - Buffalo Technology MiniStation ...
BUFFALO MiniStation Stealth 1TB Portable External Hard Drive
BUFFALO MiniStation Stealth 1TB Portable External Hard Drive
Format Hard Drive for Use on Mac AND PC
Format Hard Drive for Use on Mac AND PC
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

Station d'accueil Vantec Piano 101 : accueillante ?  — 59Hardware.net
.. 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 .

What's In.. Charlie Lim's Incase Backpack  — The Straits Times
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
Bargains Depot Bargains Depot® Products USB 3.0 PC Power Charger Data Transfer Cable/Cord/Lead For Buffalo External Hard Drive Disk DriveStation Axis HD-LB3.0TU3 / HD-LBU3, Buffalo MiniStation Slim HD-PUS500U3B, HD-PUS500U3S, Buffalo MiniStation Plus HD-PNT500U3B, HD-PNT1.0U3B, Buffalo MiniStation Plus 2TB HD-PNT2.0U3GB, Buffalo MiniStation Plus 1TB / 2TB, Buffalo MiniStation Extreme HD-PZ500U3B, HD-PZ500U3R, HD-PZ500U3S, HD-PZ1.0U3B, HD-PZ1.0U3S, HD-PZ1.0U3R, Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt HD-PA1.0TU3 HD-PA500TU3 + Free Gift
PC Accessory (Bargains Depot)
  • 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
  • Package Includes: 1 X USB 3.0 Type A Male Connector 2: USB 3.0 Type Micro B Male + Free gift
  • 1 Year Warranty; 30 Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee; Bargains Depot® is a Registered Trademark
EZOPower EZOPower Blue USB 3.0 SuperSpeed A Male to Micro B Male Device Cable (3 Feet) Charger/Data/Sync Cable for BUFFALO MiniStation 500 GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (HD-PCF500U3B,1TB (HD-PCF1.0U3BB),2TB (HD-PCF2.0U3GB)
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).
  • Connect Micro USB 3.0 device to a USB 3.0 compatible PC or Laptop.
  • Backwards compliant with high speed USB 2.0 devices and USB 1.1.
  • Easy to use and install with guaranteed quality and reliability.
Related Posts