Updated 27 Aug 2014

Buffalo

MiniStation (tested on USB 3.0)

Snapshot: The Buffalo MiniStation is a 1TB portable hard drive with a Thunderbolt port. How fast does it work?

MiniStation (tested on USB 3.0)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$280

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Key data

Model

Avg price
$280
Type
Portable hard drive

Specifications

Stated capacity (GB)
1000
Formatted capacity (GB)
-
Default file format

HFS+ (MAC). Can be reformatted to NTFS for a Windows operating system. Thunderbolt driver needs to be installed to use via the Thunderbolt port.

Weight (kg)
0.256
D x W x H (mm)
81 x 130 x 24
Write rate (MB/sec)
809
Read rate (MB/sec)
903
Write time (seconds)
55
Read time (seconds)
49
Wireless protocols (802.11)
n/a
Wireless bands (GHz)
n/a
Claimed number of concurrent wireless connections
n/a
Battery life (hh:mm)
n/a

Features

Thunderbolt port
Yes
Encryption type
None
Supplied backup software
Yes
Online storage

n/a

Kensington lock
-
Ethernet port
-
Internet sharing for Wi-Fi (GB)
-
Internet sharing for 3G/4G
-
Android AVI
-
iOS AVI
-
Android MKV
-
iOS MKV
-
Android MOV
-
iOS MOV
-
Android MP4
-
iOS MP4
-
Android WMV
-
iOS WMV
-
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