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Buffalo Ministation HD-PC500 500GB USB 2.0 Slimline Portable External Hard Drive - Black

Manufacturer: Buffalo

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| | See all eddie2k9's reviews (7)

Not much to say really, it is smart and works for me without any problems. A while ago my PC died a horrible death and I lost all my photos, music, etc. Would never go without one of these now.

  Excellent product

| | See all RFCDavie's reviews (1)

I bought this external drive about a year ago. It has been fantastic for me. Data writes to it pretty fast (about 30MB/s generally) and I haven't had any performance issues so far. It has a gorgeous blinking blue light on the front which makes it look very professional alongside the sleek black cover.

The drive is very lightweight. It comes with a very short cable which may not be to everyone's tastes, but seeing as I generally use the drive in my PS3 it's just right for me as it means I can sit it in my TV stand. If needs be you can connect a longer cable for when using with laptop or desktop (such as a PS3 controller cable).

I thoroughly recommend this product.


| | See all nightowl73's reviews (3)

I love this product, i store everything on this all my films, music and 1000's of holiday pictures. Great for using between my laptop and my tower PC "A great price for what it does"


| | See all musy31's reviews (26)

Perfect little thing. fully packed and still works a treat. why dont they make 2 terrabyte of these things

  Perfect portable drive

| | See all pcgamer1950's reviews (1)

Can't fault this drive - lightweight, reliable.easy to use.It comes with a formatting guide on the drive. I am using mine with the Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player . Have now purchased a second one.

  Happy days..

| | See all OliJordan's reviews (1)

Item arrived this morning, I have backed up my whole laptop on to it, heaps of space left. Looks great, is silent and transfers relatively quickly. Only downer I can think of is it didnt come with a case, i think it needs a case to protect the piano black finish. All in all very happy! x

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| | See all DaiLaughing's reviews (1)

Very compact, pretty stylish, almost silent, never gets hot, quick enough, reliable so far and cheap with it.

It would be hard to think of any way to improve this drive. I have seen a few criticisms elsewhere but I don't agree with any of them. The LED is easily visible when plugged in the cable is just the right length. I have used the drive for a couple of weeks including some major transfers which went quickly and trouble free. Drive works on Windows XP and 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 with no problems.

The only drives I could find cheaper had separate power supplies (AC) but this is a truly portable drive which easily fits into a pocket.

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| | See all tonytrouble's reviews (16)

I bought this external hard drive a couple of months ago and it's one of the best buys I've done from this site. It's very easy to use. No problems with transferring data and it does it quickly. Not a sound from it and more than all, it's so small that you don't even realise you're carrying it around unless you have to use it. Only criticism is that the USB cable is rather short. So for someone who doesn't have a laptop (like myself) it can be an inconvenience. Luckily I have another longer cable that I have exchanged it for. Overall: a pocket-size rocket of an external hard drive.

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