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BuffaloMiniStation Extreme 1 TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver)
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Large capacity / good size (4)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional storage (3)
    • Photo storage (3)
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      • Primary use:
      • Personal (4)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (6)

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    4.0

    Great drive

    By Privateer19

    from South Florida

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High Volume
      • Home

      Comments about MiniStation Extreme 1 TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

      I have used this to transfer and store files from other sources and it works great. Love the fixed cord and the extension as it stays with my home setup. Not a fan of the "included" software all else is great.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Helps a major source of failure for me

      By Ron

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Manage
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Datatransfer Between Site
        • High Volume
        • Home
        • Sensitive Materials
        • Small Networks

        Comments about MiniStation Extreme 1 TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

        I use a removable disk such as this to carry on work from my university to home (my life exists on it, and it must be reliable). I have gone through drives every 6 months, even ruggedized units, because the weak point is always the junction of the USB plug to the computer. As an earlier reviewer noted, that is not the case with this unit; the USB plug is attached, and solidified with a clamp. The unit it replaced had caused numerous failures of the entire USB controller (i.e., caused other USB devices to fail). I had no idea a device existed with a clamped plug; I am now a very happy camper, and grateful that the unit exists. Everything else is fine, the unit is fast, has a very nice light indicating whether it is plugged into a USB 2 or USB 3 connector- could not wish for more. Perhaps a few bucks more than an ordinary unit, but could save thousands in lost time and productivity.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        EASY BACK-UP

        By Gerrit61

        from long island ny

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about MiniStation Extreme 1 TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

          just put 4500 pictures on here and backed up my comp. files. plenty of space left. Have it in my camera bag

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Works as designed

          By Steve

          from Booyong, Australia

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about MiniStation Extreme 1 TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

            Storage of video/photos while travelling. Can't lose cable as it is attached.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Image backup

            By MonsieurCanon

            from Vancouver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Photo Storage

              Comments about MiniStation Extreme 1 TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

              I use the Buffalo external HD to backup edited scanned slides; I have too many to put onto DVDs.The unit appears well built. I've been using it since the beginning of April and had no problems yet. Connection/installation was straight forward. In order to get the greatest throughput you need USB3.0 capability; I installed a PCIe card to that end. Why did I choose the Buffalo product? From all the external HD research I did the Buffalo product had the fewest negative reviews; this usually equated to lowest failure rate. Its warranty is 3yrs; the other big names are two or less. I found it good value.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              4.0

              Quality Product

              By Robin

              from Milford, Michigan

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity
              • Portable
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about MiniStation Extreme 1 TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

                  I thought the unit worked very well. I have installed a backup for my computer plus pictures. I would suggest that you buy the case to store it for travel. Otherwise, great product.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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