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I bought this drive to replace an old drive I had dropped and started to make weird sounds (not so smart of me!). I was attracted by the price (£94.99 at Amazon), the small 11.4x7.7x1.7cm size, the large 1TB capacity and the added bonus of it being USB3.0.
When I unpacked the drive, I was immediately suprised by the small size. It's a lot smaller and thinner than a 3,5 inch drive, I can tell you! I was also pleasantly suprised that the drive connected with just a USB cable, no external power needed! This is great for when you're using a laptop while not at home, because you don't need a power outlet.
The read and write speeds of the drive are higher than an average USB2.0 drive, but the drive can't really keep up with most other USB3.0 drives. I didn't really find this an issue, it was fast enough for watching 1080p movies from it without a problem. Copying to and from the drive can take some time though.
All in all, I don't regret buying this drive. It's really small and light, it looks alright and it doesn't need external power. The speeds are a tad low for a USB3.0 drive, but I didn't find this a problem when watching movies from it. If you don't care about the numbers too much, this drive is a great deal. But check with your PC or notebook first, you won't get everything out of the drive if you don't have a USB3.0 port. The drive works perfectly on a USB2.0 port, but it's a bit slower.
MiniStation USB 3.0 is a sleek and lightweight portable USB Storage device, utilizing cutting edge USB 3.0 technology and with a data transfer speed of up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The feature rich software suite Buffalo Tools, accelerates the reading and writing speeds of both your Windows computer and MiniStation USB 3.0.
With features such as SecureLockMobile for Windows PC to encrypt your data and prevent unauthorized access along with the power saving mode to reduce power consumption by stopping HDD rotation when idle for longer battery life, the MiniStation USB 3.0 is the must have for anyone who requires the latest technology whilst on the move.
|Product Description:||BUFFALO MiniStation USB 3.0 hard drive - 1 TB - USB 3.0|
|Type:||Hard drive - external ( portable )|
|Data Transfer Rate:||5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)|
|Power Source:||USB bus|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||7.7 cm x 11.4 cm x 1.7 cm|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|