Buffalo MiniStation PCT500U3/B-EU 500 GB reviews

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This external hard drive is a good all rounder.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 225 reviews.
500GB Storage, SATA See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Buffalo MiniStation PCT500U3/B-EU 500 GB

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john, Full time academic

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very quite to operate, no external power supply needed. Fits into my pocket to take to work and back. Good capacity for video and other large files.
Bad points:
After a couple of weeks of ownership, no bad points so far.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Sep 2012

Emma, Tring

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
looks sleek, large capacity for a good price. Seems quite fast so far.
Bad points:
software isn't great but I'm just using it for storage so not a problem
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Sep 2012

A, Middlesex Straight to the point!

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Trusty Buffalo. You cannot go wrong with these beauties. Backed up 100 GB in minutes.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Nov 2012

Evan, Cirencester

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Compact design. No need for a power supply. No problem with changing file system to FAT32.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 10.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Aug 2012

Cat, Eastbourne Competent, not brilliant.

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Fast to appear when attached to computer.
Bad points:
Connecting cable is too short. Also my last buffalo hdd cable was USB to mini USB. I could pick up any of several I have. This one is USB to some funky connecter - so don't lose it.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 7.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Jun 2013

Karl, London tech geek

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
slim clean design
good amount of storage space
portability
Great value
Bad points:
could have done without all the software preinstalled
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Dec 2012

Stephen, South Manchester IT Engineer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
nice design and packaging, does what its meant to do.
Bad points:
nothing to mention to date
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Oct 2012

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Interface SATA

Also known as: Buffalo MiniStation HD-PCT500U3/B-EU 500 GB

 

Manufacturer's Description

MiniStation USB 3.0 is a sleek and lightweight portable USB Storage device, utilising 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 unauthorised 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.
Main Features:

MiniStation USB 3.0 achieves 10x Faster than USB 2.0
Includes Buffalo Tools for Windows to enhance your PC transfer performance and to back up your important digital assets
Slim design and lightweight
Plug-n-Play ready for immediate use
USB powered, no power supply needed
SecureLockMobile for Windows PC protects your data from theft and unauthorised access
Eco friendly with new power saving mode for Windows
Upgrade to USB 3.0 by using a Buffalo USB 3.0 Interface ExpressCard for desktop (IFC-PCIE2U3) or laptop (IFCEC2U3UC) or via an existing USB 3.0 port
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0

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