Product Type: Buffalo External Hard Drive
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Buffalo Ministation 500 GB
Member Name: ctoft1
Buffalo Ministation 500 GB
Advantages: Small, quiet, easy to use.
Disadvantages: Doesn't back up automatically
I've had this product for about a month so it's about time it received a review. I bought the ministration to back up the music on my laptop in case it gets stolen or breaks. The capacity of 500GB is big enough for me to store all my music and all the music I am likely to get in the foreseeable future.
The ministration is easy to use. It comes in a small box and all you need to do is plug it in and copy/paste the files that you want. The files are then accessible from any other computer instantly if you want. One bad side to this simplicity is that it doesn't automatically update whenever you get new content. This means I have to periodically update with any new things I get.
It is really small and sleek. It is about the size of an average mobile phone so is really small and easy to store and transport. It is a nice gloss black with a blue led on it that flashes when it is in use. It is also really quiet with only a very faint whirring when data is being transferred.
It is powered by USB. This is one of the main reasons why I bought this product. I don't have many power sockets at home so being able to power this device via USB was vital. This would also be very important if you needed to use the device on the train where there is only one socket.
(Finally, as an added bonus, this product came with a free trial of emusic. It is a free trial that lasts for 30 days or £15 of music. Once you've gone over that it'll charge you per month. I just used the trial, downloaded my £15 worth and cancelled the subscription.)
All in all, this is a great, high quality, device that I am very pleased with. It does what I want and I would recommend it highly.
Summary: Exactly what i want
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