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The Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt/USB Portable Hard Drive gives you dual connectivity options

Now here’s something anybody working on both Mac and PC with Thunderbolt ports would love to have. The Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt/USB Portable Hard Drive is the first portable Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 dual-interface external drive solution.


It is the first to couple the ubiquitous 5 Gbps super speed USB 3.0 port for legacy support with the 10 Gbps Thunderbolt technology developed by Intel to deliver maximum interface speeds and compatibility. Even though you would be happy with USB 3.0 speeds, experiencing Thunderbolt speeds will make you forget about USB 3.0.

This portable drive is housed in a sleek aluminum body with a transparent frosted top and an indirect disk access LED indicator on the underside that tastefully illuminates its supporting surface. Bus-powered, the HDD requires no additional power supply, and it can be formatted to support both PCs and Macs, making it a great portable storage solution for any device. Compatibility with Mac OS X Time Machine also makes the MiniStation Thunderbolt / USB Portable Hard Drive an ideal solution for backup with Mac computers.

The Thunderbolt MiniStation is available in 500GB and 1TB priced at PhP8,900 and PhP10,000, respectively.  For availability and other product info, please contact MSI-ECS at 6883180-84 or email [email protected]

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  • Griswold

    first give us more desktops and laptops with thunderbolt. la pa masyado, and i dont think TB will be a norm.

  • Darrel

    Although this drive boasts the high-speed Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces, it yielded pretty average test results. Because the MiniStation’s internal drive is a 2.5-inch platter drive, the capabilities of each interface are hampered by the drive’s rotational components. In the AJA System test, the MiniStation put up a write speed of 102.5 MBps and a read speed of 108.2 MBps via Thunderbolt, and scored a write speed of 101.4 MBps and read speed of 106.9 MBps via USB 3.0. When connected to USB 2.0, the MiniStation drive put up fairly standard scores, with a 26.6 MBps write speed and 35.2 MBps read speed in the AJA System Test. Overall, this drive performed similarly to Seagate’s new Backup Plus drive, but is considerably more expensive and has less to offer as far as extra features are concerned.