Pros: compact, lightweight, good transfer speeds, USB compatible
Cons: the portable hard drive looks a little fragile
Buffalo Ministation Plus 500GB Portable USB3.0 HDD is made for transportation and therefore has a light and compact built but is better than any other USB memory stick. It also takes up minimum space if you are on the go. As it works with PC as well as Mac it can be used to access files easily on the computer. The sleek body of the HDD gives it a stylish look. It is ideal for taking your music, images and files safely while travelling and also reducing load on your PC.
The Buffalo Ministation Plus 500GB Portable USB3.0 HDD does not need power back up. It has a fairly good transfer speed of about 45MB/s write speed for large files and read speed of about 55MB/s. However there are other features bundled into the Ministation that makes it a better bargain than a USB memory stick. The Back up and Secure Mobile programme protects your data as it creates automatic backups that are encrypted through FDE and so others cannot get access to your files as it will open only with a password. The RAM disk proves useful while frequently accessing larger files. The Ram also helps in editing high definition videos.
Buffalo Ministation Plus 500GB Portable USB3.0 HDD is protected form shocks and you can safely store data on it for transportation. There is an internal shock proof element that will protect your data and keep it safe from damage. So minor drops and bumps will not cause any damage to your precious data. The HDD is also backward compatible with USB 2 enabled computers as well as notebooks.
Has many useful features.