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Buffalo’s MiniStation™ USB Hard Drive offers a compact, lightweight and portable storage solution for all. The MiniStation™ securely protects your data from prying eyes through hardware encryption and has excellent shock
protection against those accidental knocks.

The MiniStation™ comes complete with the Buffalo Tools suite of complimentary software that offers enhancements such as TurboPC and Turbo Copy which help to increase file transfer and copy performance by up to 2x faster compared to standard USB2.0 portable hard drives, whilst Buffalo Backup software offers easy data backup and restore solutions.

Securely store, back-up and transport digital images, music and other files without taking valuable space on your PC’s hard drive.

• Flat, wrap around cable management system, integrated into the body - so you will never lose the cable again
• Full Disk Encryption for Windows® to protect data from unauthorised access
• TurboPC/Turbo Copy - increase file transfer and copy performance by up to 2 x faster!
• SecureLockManager Easy™ for Windows remembers your logon credentials and logs you on to your drive quickly when using Full Disk Encryption for Windows
• Includes Picasa software from Google™ that allows you to easily organise and edit digital photos and movies
• Easy to use and set-up out of the box, no drivers or power supply required
• Connects via USB to any PC or Mac
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#1
Actualy it's £62.01 when combined with the free 5day delivery.

Ueber hot!

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Edited By: SUMMONER on Mar 11, 2011 07:03: pic
#2
SUMMONER
Actualy it's £62.01 when combined with the free 5day delivery.

Ueber hot!


Well spotted! Title now edited!
#3
Some reviews on amazon suggest this drive is partitioned into 2. A few devices don't like that according to some reviews - Wii and TV fir example.

Anyone got one?
#4
Cheap encrypted drives tend to have 2 partitions. One will be a standard NTFS one, that has the en/de-cryption software on it, the other will hold the actual encrypted data.

In order to use the drive with a Wii or other non-windows device you would have to use Windows Disk Manager/Acronis Disk Director or similar to delete the existing partitions and replace them with a standard one, preferably FAT32 for reasons of compatibility.


Edited By: SUMMONER on Mar 11, 2011 07:32: spllelling
#5
#6
Hot deal
IF only the USB cable was long enough. As it will be hanging from the side of my TV.
1 Like #7
bharak
Hot dealIF only the USB cable was long enough. As it will be hanging from the side of my TV.

use an extension cable .... get them at poundland for a whole new shiny £1
#8
bharak
Hot dealIF only the USB cable was long enough. As it will be hanging from the side of my TV.

wacky idea ..... use an extension cable maybe? oO

(great minds killie99) :)

Edited By: toonarmani on Mar 11, 2011 09:10
#9
Whilst I can't guarantee it I would be surprised if the partition could not be removed using linux and gparted.
#10
killie99
bharak
Hot dealIF only the USB cable was long enough. As it will be hanging from the side of my TV.


use an extension cable .... get them at poundland for a whole new shiny £1


gotta be careful with that as some drives can be very tempormental with the length/quality of the cable. i've got a couple of host powered drives and a bunch of mini usb cables and some just dont "fully power" the drive.. seems mainly to be the longer ones, ie ones over 15cm which are a bit rubbish in this respect.

seems to be a hot deal though.
#11
good drive use it ever day, but as mentioned before cannot be formatted for TV usage...
[mod]#12
Great deal, thanks! 8)
#13
bharak
Hot dealIF only the USB cable was long enough. As it will be hanging from the side of my TV.
It comes with an extention cable the encryption software cannot be removed as it is hardware based.
#14
Yes thanks for that op - was going to order a 500G for £52 so this is good deal.
No idea how to vote though :|

Edited By: Garythebloke on Mar 11, 2011 10:31
#15
whohasmyname
It's right - these are not real partitions on the disk but fake ones presented by the circuitry between you and the disk.
#16
i after 1tb portable but not one i cant do what i want with.thanks for posting but ill wait.
#17
Excellent price! Voted hot!

However those considering buying this - take into consideration that a 2TB hard disk is £59.99, so if you are just going to keep it at home and take it out the odd time, that MAY be better deal (plus £9.99 for an external 3.5" case.)
#18
rash
Excellent price! Voted hot!

However those considering buying this - take into consideration that a 2TB hard disk is £59.99, so if you are just going to keep it at home and take it out the odd time, that MAY be better deal (plus £9.99 for an external 3.5" case.)


I think then it would not be a true portable - stock very low when I bought mine btw
#19
rash
Excellent price! Voted hot!However those considering buying this - take into consideration that a 2TB hard disk is £59.99, so if you are just going to keep it at home and take it out the odd time, that MAY be better deal (plus £9.99 for an external 3.5" case.)

+ power supply to lug around
+ physical size difference

...so not really a true portable drive
#20
still gonna wait for these 1tb ones to hit the £50 mark then i will pick one up.
#21
comes out £67.00, expired?
#22
Coming up as £67 for me?
#23
Damm - Just refreshed my screen and its gone up in price ???? How ????
#24
toonarmani
rash
Excellent price! Voted hot!However those considering buying this - take into consideration that a 2TB hard disk is £59.99, so if you are just going to keep it at home and take it out the odd time, that MAY be better deal (plus £9.99 for an external 3.5" case.)


+ power supply to lug around
+ physical size difference

...so not really a true portable drive


Not an issue if you are going to keep it at home anyway - as some of the posters here want to do (connect to Wii etc.)
#25
just bought this from Isme as I had a voucher with £25 so got it for £45. However now Im worried as bought it for use with my Panasonic TV. Will it work or would I be better off backing up my Seagate 1tb drive to this, formatting that through the tv and then adding the movies back to it? Thought it was a bargain for the size.
#26
rash
Not an issue if you are going to keep it at home anyway - as some of the posters here want to do (connect to Wii etc.)
This is a different product. Stop wasting everyone's time trying to pretend it's not. Why does this happen every time there's a thread about a 2.5" portable hard drive?
#27
Word of warning about this drive (I own one). When you plug it in it creates a virtual CD drive (in addition to the hard drive). This virtual drive (which you cant get rid of) holds encryption software etc

Because of this virtual drive it causes problems with linux and was slow to detect on windows PC (1 to 2 minutes). Another problem the virtual CD drive prevents me using it with my media player

Not voted cold, but I wouldnt buy another buffalo drive again


Edited By: abfmdf on Mar 11, 2011 19:35
#28
£67 IT IS
#29
pibpob
whohasmyname
It's right - these are not real partitions on the disk but fake ones presented by the circuitry between you and the disk.

My drive arrived today.

My test results are:

Attach to NAS and access across network PASS
Attach to WDTV Live media player PASS
Attach to Panasonic Viera G20 TV PASS
Attach to laptop and use drive in encrypted mode PASS

I am not sure why others, including Buffalo technical support, say the drive does not work with media devices as it certainly works with mine.

BTW the first thing I did with the drive was format it in NTFS using the HP USB Disk Storage Tool available from HERE. All it did was format the main drive. It did not remove the Virtual Drive.
#30
Only two of the four things you tested it with are "media devices", and it will work with some of them, but by no means all of them. Only one is a TV and I believe TVs are particularly bad in this respect because the USB support is not a fundamental feature, especially with generic brands, so manufacturers cannot spend much money on making it work properly. A lot of them won't understand NTFS either.
#31
pibpob
rash
Not an issue if you are going to keep it at home anyway - as some of the posters here want to do (connect to Wii etc.)
This is a different product. Stop wasting everyone's time trying to pretend it's not. Why does this happen every time there's a thread about a 2.5" portable hard drive?


guv
pibpob
rash
Not an issue if you are going to keep it at home anyway - as some of the posters here want to do (connect to Wii etc.)


This is a different product. Stop wasting everyone's time trying to pretend it's not. Why does this happen every time there's a thread about a 2.5" portable hard drive?


Low IQs? Stupid? Argumentative? Retarded?

But probably a combination of all!


erm you bother to read the comments of rash they clearly recognise that the thread is for a portable drive.
they are merely (correctly) saying that if you are not going to transport them (or just very occasionally)then a desktop style one is probably better for you.

clearly there are many people that dont really understand them so may help clarify for some.
those that know exactly what they need wont need rashs advice and can ignore it.
those that are unsure may be provoked into thinking.

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