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Buffalo MiniStation 1 TB Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Thunderbolt Cable (HD-PA1.0TU3)

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USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt storage featuring Thunderbolt technology for unparalleled transfer speeds. With speeds up to 10 Gbps, the MiniStation Thunderbolt portable drive offers speeds 2X FASTER than USB 3.0, giving you the fastest portable storage ever.
  • MacMall Part #: 9251610 
  • Manufacturer Part #: HD-PA1.0TU3 
  • UPC: 747464125121 
  • Platform: Universal 



BUFFALO MiniStation 1 TB Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive


Buffalo's MiniStation Thunderbolt offers easy plug and play storage featuring the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology for unparalleled transfer speeds and a USB port for universal connectivity. With speeds up to 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt is 2X FASTER than USB 3.0, giving you the fastest portable storage interface ever.

  • Thunderbolt Interface
  • Interface speeds up to 10 Gbps
  • Includes High Performance USB 3.0 port
  • Thunderbolt cable included
  • Time Machine compatibility
  • Adds storage to your Mac or PC computer
  • Dual Interface Portable Hard Drive
  • Perfect for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiast


 

MiniStation Thunderbolt is a high performance portable hard drive featuring the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology. Delivering the fastest interface speeds available, up to 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt is 2X faster than USB 3.0, giving you the fastest portable storage interface ever, perfect for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts. Housed in a sleek aluminum body, MiniStation Thunderbolt is a stylish storage companion for your laptop while on the go and at home. It includes a USB 3.0 port for convenience and universal connectivity. Instantly add capacity to your Mac or PC computer and use with Time Machine to back up and protect your important data. Its bus-powered interface requires no additional cables so transporting your data is hassle-free. MiniStation Thunderbolt is a complete portable Thunderbolt storage solution, simply plug it in to any available Thunderbolt or USB port on your Mac or PC computer and securely store files to take on the road.


UNPARALLELED SPEED

MiniStation Thunderbolt features the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology, raising the bar on how you transfer, store and transport data. Delivering speeds up to an amazing 10 Gbps, it is the fastest interface available, 2X FASTER than USB 3.0, ideal for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts.

Additionally, you can daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices to maximize use of a single port.

USB COMPATIBILITY

Coupled with the lightning-fast Thunderbolt technology is a USB 3.0 port for universal connectivity. Simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road. Plug and play usability means there are no drivers to install and MiniStation Thunderbolt is pre-formatted for Mac computers but can easily be reformatted for use with PC

TIME MACHINE BACKUP

MiniStation Thunderbolt is pre-formatted for use with Mac and compatible with Time Machine for complete data backup. Schedule backups and automatically protect your important files with plug and play connectivity.

ALL CABLES INCLUDED

MiniStation Thunderbolt is a complete portable Thunderbolt storage solution, supplied with all necessary cables and components. Simply plug it in to any available Thunderbolt or USB port on your Mac or PC computer and instantly add capacity or securely store files to take on the road.

COMPACT AND CONVENIENT

Housed in a sleek aluminum body, MiniStation Thunderbolt is a stylish storage companion for your laptop while on the go and at home. Designed for mobility, it offers bus-powered portable storage for your data and for your on-the-go lifestyle. It works with Mac and PC so you can access your files from whichever computer you are on, even while away from home.

Technical Specs

General
Device Type Hard drive - external ( portable )
Capacity 1 TB
Interface USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt
Internal Drive Interface Serial ATA
Features Bus Powered by USB, Apple Time Machine compatible, aluminum enclosure
Width 3.2 in
Depth 0.9 in
Height 5.1 in
Weight 9.3 oz
Performance
Interface Transfer Rate 10 Gbps (Thunderbolt) / 5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)
Expansion & Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x USB 3.0 - 10 pin Micro-USB Type B ¦ 1 x Thunderbolt
Power
Power Source USB bus, Thunderbolt bus
Software & System Requirements
OS Required Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bits), Apple MacOS X 10.5 - 10.8
Miscellaneous
Cables Included 1 x SuperSpeed USB cable - external - 1.6 ft ¦ 1 x Thunderbolt cable - external - 1.6 ft
Compliant Standards Plug and Play
Enclosure Color Silver
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 3 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years ¦ Technical support
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Buffalo MiniStation 1 TB Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Thunderbolt Cable (HD-PA1.0TU3)

USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt storage featuring Thunderbolt technology for unparalleled transfer speeds. With speeds up to 10 Gbps, the MiniStation Thunderbolt portable drive offers speeds 2X FASTER than USB 3.0, giving you the fastest portable storage ever.

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How do you daisy chain the thunderbolt with this? I am using thunderbolt for my VGA monitor already.

Asked by Mark Leverson from CA | Sep 29, 2012

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Thunderbolt does not have a Thunderbolt pass-through port so it must be the last device on a daisy-chain

Answered by Charles Chertiza from NY | Oct 28, 2012

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What RPM is the hard drive in this?

Asked by Mark Leverson from CA | Sep 29, 2012

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It is running at 5400rpm.

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Very nice Thunderbolt HD, 2012-11-24
By Tim 
This drive came out of the box with both the USB and the Thunderbolt cables. I plugged the Thunderbolt cable into my MacBook Pro, wondering if I was going to have to format this thing, but no: my MacBook immediately recognized the drive and I simply started using it, no hassle or fuss at all.

When I first navigated to the drive there was one file in the root directory called Manual.pdf which described how to format it and other stuff, but since my MacBook was already reading the drive I didn't see the need to format it, so I just shrugged and started copying files to it.

I am no tech guru so I can't give you measured numbers, but the drive is MUCH faster than copying files using an old USB 2.0 drive I had been using. The Thunderbolt cable is pretty short, maybe a foot and a half long, but that was actually preferable for me since this is sitting next to my MacBook on my kitchen counter.

The hard drive case looks like Apple designed it: very attractive brushed al...
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Greatly hard drive, 2012-11-24
By Tim 
Worked out of the box without needing to format the drive: my MacBook Pro recognized it immediately. Came with both USB and Thunderbolt cables. The drive looks like Apple designed it. It is MUCH faster than the USB 2.0 old drive I was using. I am very happy with it!
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Thunderbolt Drive, 2012-12-04
By Jerry Lein 
Am very pleased with product. Delivery was prompt and it worked as advertised after plugging it in.
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Review, 2012-12-06
By Vineet Thapar 
It was my first time ordering from this store and it was an absolute pleasure the way with which my questions were handled. From placing the order then sending the refund back and replying to queries on time made it look so easy. After my first transaction, I have already bought my second product from here. I would highly recommend them to everyone.
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Works well, 2012-12-18
By Karen Coulter 
Very fast. But the 5400rpm drive cannot come close to saturating the Thunderbolt interface. Still a worthwhile purchase.
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Fast!, 2013-03-21
By Tom Kunz 
I purchased this drive to store my photos instead of putting them on my Mac Book Air. The drive is heavier than I expected and it runs a bit warm, but the speed is impressive. It is exactly what I needed as a companion to my MBA.
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BufBackUp, 2013-03-22
By RonboSandanista 
I bought this drive to use with my MacBook Pro for a portable backup. I am taking a trip next week which will verify portability, which I don't expect to be an issue.

I spent extra to get a Thunderbolt drive, because I want speed. It is fast: my last backup averaged 399.74 MB/s. I have watched burst speeds of over 2 GB/s. I have a 6G OWC SSD in my Mac, so I would suppose that the HDD in the Buffalo is a bit of a bottleneck, but that is OK when I balance the cost to the performance. Burst speeds of up to 10 GB/s are capable on Thunderbolt.
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