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Buffalo MiniStation Plus 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)

Buffalo MiniStation Plus 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)

Item: 952938    Model: HD-PNT1.0U3B

Buffalo MiniStation Plus 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)
4.5stars
( 31 reviews)
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  • 1TB
  • USB 3.0
  • Portable / PC & MAC compatible
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Buffalo MiniStation Plus 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (20)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Reliable (14)
  • Efficient (10)
  • Excellent interface (10)

Cons

  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (11)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Organization (4)
  • Additional storage (3)
  • Image storage (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (6), Power user (6), Budget shopper (5), Casual photographer (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (16), Business (5)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Great Portable Hard Drive

This portable drive exceeded my expectactions with its ease of setup, speed of transfer, and a feature I didn't know it had - encryption and password protection.

Connected it...Read complete review

This portable drive exceeded my expectactions with its ease of setup, speed of transfer, and a feature I didn't know it had - encryption and password protection.

Connected it to my WIN-7 laptop and it was instantly recognized and the drivers auto-installed. I then installed the preloaded software to disciver that the drive could be encrypted and password protected. After setting up the encryption I then backed up my financial data, photos, music, and some business proprietary files. Transfers were fast and hassle free.

I then connected the drive to my desktop running XP-SP3 with equally successful results in having the drive recognized and drivers installed. Windows Explorer then opened revealing only the pre-installed files necessary to enter the password (password.exe). Ran password.exe and the drive then asked for the password before allowing me to view the contents or allowing me to add files.

An excellent portable drive with security and seamless operation.

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Don't Buy. Dead on 3rd use. No Tech Help

I'm an office manager. I do payroll and all sorts of exciting office things. I purchased this drive to back-up work files once a week. On the third week the drive stopped showing...Read complete review

I'm an office manager. I do payroll and all sorts of exciting office things. I purchased this drive to back-up work files once a week. On the third week the drive stopped showing up in the device manager and no work-around could get it up and running. I contacted Staples.com via e-mail and they flatly refused to help as it was beyond their 14 day return policy for "technology" items. They did however provide me with an EXPIRED link to Buffalo Tech. I located an active web page for Buffalo and over the period of a week sent them 3 e-mail requests for service/support via their customer support page form. They never responded. I called the number on their web page. It was not a working number. I called Staples.com 5 days into this and got to speak with a real live person who flatly refused to help issue a refund or replacement. I was also put on the line me with surly impatient guy who said he was tech-support for Buffalo. I was told that I needed to open an RMA and return the drive.

I explained, for the umpteenth time to Buffalo and Staples that the physical hard-drive could not be returned without rendering the drive unusable (e.g. taking a hammer to it )because it contained social security and bank-routing information for over 250 employees. Both Staples and Buffalo flatly refused to provide any resolution.

I called my credit card company. They opened a complaint and credited my account within 15 minutes. Easy-Peasy.

Staples. I will never do business with you again. Buffalo . . . what a joke.

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1.0

Don't Buy. Dead on 3rd use. No Tech Help

By Office Guy

from Nashville, TN

About Me Power user

This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Door stop

Comments about Buffalo MiniStation Plus 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

I'm an office manager. I do payroll and all sorts of exciting office things. I purchased this drive to back-up work files once a week. On the third week the drive stopped showing up in the device manager and no work-around could get it up and running. I contacted Staples.com via e-mail and they flatly refused to help as it was beyond their 14 day return policy for "technology" items. They did however provide me with an EXPIRED link to Buffalo Tech. I located an active web page for Buffalo and over the period of a week sent them 3 e-mail requests for service/support via their customer support page form. They never responded. I called the number on their web page. It was not a working number. I called Staples.com 5 days into this and got to speak with a real live person who flatly refused to help issue a refund or replacement. I was also put on the line me with surly impatient guy who said he was tech-support for Buffalo. I was told that I needed to open an RMA and return the drive.

I explained, for the umpteenth time to Buffalo and Staples that the physical hard-drive could not be returned without rendering the drive unusable (e.g. taking a hammer to it )because it contained social security and bank-routing information for over 250 employees. Both Staples and Buffalo flatly refused to provide any resolution.

I called my credit card company. They opened a complaint and credited my account within 15 minutes. Easy-Peasy.

Staples. I will never do business with you again. Buffalo . . . what a joke.

  • Primary use:
  • Business
  • Computer Platform:
  • PC

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4.0

Nice and easy

By Donna the dog walker

from North Babylon, NY

About Me Casual user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy to use
  • High Capacity
  • Portable
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about Buffalo MiniStation Plus 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

    This product is easy to use and is compact. It is super quiet. The price was very reasonable. The shipping was free and the product arrived at the store the very next day. It was easy to set up and install.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    5.0

    Works with Time Machine for Mac

    By Mac Power User

    from Cincinnati Ohio

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer
    This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity
    • Portable
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Buffalo MiniStation Plus 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

      Many of the new drives (e.g., Toshiba) do not work with Time Machine so you need to find one with reviews that say that it will. This one actually does. easy set up - took just a few minutes and i was up and running. nice neutral look, decently long cord (maybe a foot?) - long enough to tuck behind the laptop and out of my way.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      1.0

      Not working

      By Splat

      from Seattle

      About Me Power user

      This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Portable
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Buffalo MiniStation Plus 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

        Dead after 2 months of hardly any usage.
        Shows under device manager but not showing under drives. Windows says it can't initialize.
        Tried on 3 different computers with no luck.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Nice quiet drive

        By Sue

        from Maine

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup

          Comments about Buffalo MiniStation Plus 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

          I replaced a WD My Book with this. Actually, this MyBook was the 2nd one to fail on me in a year and I'd had enough. Decided to try Buffalo and have not been disappointed. I use it for Time Machine backups which means it's on 24/7. Hopefully, this one will last longer than the MyBooks. I'm guessing that heat in those plastic cases did them in. The plastic case on this one is barely warm as opposed to the MyBooks. It's also a LOT smaller and has a very unobtrusive green light to show it's on. I'm pleased with this purchase so far.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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