Buffalo MiniStation Turbo USB 300GB Portable Hard Drive £49.98 Delivered @ Amazon
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Buffalo MiniStation Turbo USB 300GB Portable Hard Drive £49.98 Delivered @ Amazon

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Found 25th Dec 2008Made hot 3rd Jan 2009
Buffalo MiniStation Turbo USB 300GB Portable Hard Drive - Shock Resistant
Technical Details
Improved USB Wrap Around cable
Shock Resistant Design with Floating HDD
Includes Firefox (Web Browser) and Thunderbird (e-mail client) mobile versions
TurboUSB Increases Your Data Transfer Speeds!
Plug-n-Play - ready for immediate use
USB Powered - No Power Supply Needed
Memeo AutoBackup Software automatically backs up files from your PC and Mac.
SecureLockWare Encryption Software for Windows PC Prevents Unauthorized Access to Your Data

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Original Poster

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just realized deal link is not working
here is the direct link
amazon.co.uk/Buf…8-8

P.S. Deal link fixed now.

Just bought one myself, great deal!

Ah ****** wasn't gonna buy any more toys for a couple of weeks.
Cheers H & R added :thumbsup:

cracking price and a great drive.

i have the 80gb version of this (bought it for around £20 a few months back following a deal on here) - going to get one of these as well, works nicely when connected to my PS3 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Nice price - but why does it have Firefox pre-loaded?

It's about £58 the cheapest I could find anywhere else so £50 is a good deal. I've just ordered one so thank you.

scan.co.uk have had it cheaper on the run upto christmas and ebuyer.com too.

Be aware though, the thing that put me off was the fact that the drive is a older 4200RPM ATA. some reviews via google hadn't been too good, so I went for a Iomega 250GB from comet for less than £40.

I have the 500GB version and it is a robust if somewhat ugly drive.

What's the sense in "Includes Firefox (Web Browser) and Thunderbird (e-mail client) mobile versions" ?

The included versions of Firefox and Thunderbird are mobile versions that can be run straight from the drive without being installed on the host machine. I guess they're included in case you're using someone else's computer or a shared machine, and you can't install your preferred browser or email client.

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good deal ....heat and rep added

Its difficult to get working on Mac OS10.4.
I have given up like many others when you google the problem:thinking:

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Its difficult to get working on Mac OS10.4.I have given up like many … Its difficult to get working on Mac OS10.4.I have given up like many others when you google the problem:thinking:



Does it not work the same as pretty much any other USB drive :?
Or does the TurboUSB (whever that is, I remain skeptical that it would achive anything usefull) cause problems for OSX?


In most cases the only problems I can think of is if either the drive is pulling to much power for a single port or the disk comes preformated to NTFS in which case the MAC couldn't write to it, but it would be a case of going into disk utility and re-partitioning/reformatting it.

Works a treat with my OS X 10.5 machines. Only thing that worries me is that when I click "safely remove hardware" in my XP partition, I can still feel the drive spinning even though the system says it's safe to disconnect. I can't check the performance with OS X 10.4 as my only machines running that OS only have USB 1.1.

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hot! hot! hot!


Definitely. Nice price, thanks for the post!

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Works a treat with my OS X 10.5 machines. Only thing that worries me is … Works a treat with my OS X 10.5 machines. Only thing that worries me is that when I click "safely remove hardware" in my XP partition, I can still feel the drive spinning even though the system says it's safe to disconnect. I can't check the performance with OS X 10.4 as my only machines running that OS only have USB 1.1.





That's fine, the drive will auto park it's heads when you unplug it.
Safely remove mearely tells windows your about to pull it out and therefore not to start writing data to it.

Ah right, thanks for that dragon. It was just a bit disconcerting as the drive spins down as soon as you unmount in OS X.
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