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BuffaloMiniStation Extreme 1 TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver)
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Fast (4)
  • Large capacity / good size (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Photo storage (4)
  • Additional storage (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (4), Personal (4)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (7)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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4.0

Dependable (in my living room)

By Adam

from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Manage
  • Fast

Cons

    Best Uses

    • photo storage

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

    I was going to wait to review this rugged little companion until I had some experience with it in the field, but when B&H asks, I oblige.I've been using it about two weeks, mostly as a primary location for DNG photos. While I was a little disappointed that it only spins at 5200 RPM, this morning I watched it copy a 7GB file in under a minute. Where this one gets used regularly, I back *its contents* up on a 1TB G-Drive (still kicking from 2011).What it comes down to: this drive is an on-site backup for pro photo gigs. The built-in cable is short, so plan for that, and be grateful for one less thing to lose or trip over. *Because* it's so compact, I find myself wishing it had a built-in SD reader, so I could bypass the laptop altogether, and backup straight to the Buffalo. Truly, that would be luxury.For now, it's being treated as a lap-chihuahua. It's got a few cross-US train rides in its near future, and we'll see how it fares as a pit.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac
     
    5.0

    I would by this product again

    By dj

    from Hawaii

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        To finish my statement I have already purchased another. I shoot multiple sports at a time so I split them up between the two drives. I can edit photos on multiple devices without a hassle. Haven't found any dislikes yet and hope I don't.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC
         
        4.0

        Buffalo Strong

        By Pitwah

        from Old Glenham

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

        Very happy with my drive! It's a quiet compact strong horse with a worry free wraparound cord.

         
        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
           
          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
             
            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
               
              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
                 
                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
                   
                  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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