I ordered a new portable hard drive for my new MacBook Air from Amazon.com, it is a Buffalo Thunderbolt MiniStation with 1 TB of storage. This portable hard drive allows you to storage just about anything from movie files to word documents. It is good for back up in case of emergency if your laptop isn’t working. You can also use this drive as a Time Machine to back up the entire Mac. It just came out a few days ago and I knew this portable hard drive is hard to beat. The MiniStation comes in two different storage capacities, 500 GB and 1 TB model. The 500 GB costs 199 dollars while 1 TB costs 239 dollars. The drive itself sports two different connectivities, USB 3.0 and yes, Thunderbolt! The MiniStation is the second drive to be released in a portable drive category. There are some Thunderbolt drives out there but they are too big and bulky, and all of them require an external power source while this drive doesn’t. That’s why it is nice not having to carry around an external power adapter.
The MiniStation is ready to use with Windows and Mac right out of the box. It comes with two cables, one for USB 3.0 and one for Thunderbolt. The first drive that came out; I am not sure what it is called but it does not come with the Thunderbolt cable, therefore forcing you to buy 50 dollars Apple Thunderbolt cable. Did I mention that the first Thunderbolt drive is a SSD based and it costs between 450 and 700 dollars? It is incredulous pricey.
The case itself is actually sturdy. It has white color, plastic on the top and nice aluminum bezel around the case. The case gets warmed up really fast while you are transferring data between the laptop and the case. In our testing, it wasn’t too bad.
Overall, I think the new Buffalo Thunderbolt MiniStation portable hard drive is a best deal right now. I tested it myself transferred 4 GB of files onto the drive and it only took less than 50 seconds. That’s really fast. Think about it, that’s like one HD movie in 50 seconds or four SD (Standard Definition) movies in 50 seconds. You do the math.
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You can purchase the 500 GB here and 1 TB here. I will be taking this to DeafNation World Expo at Las Vegas considerably as I will be taking a ton of videos; putting a lot of information in the portable hard drive.
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