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1.0TB Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt & USB 3.0 Bus-Powered Portable Storage Solution. 3 Year Buffalo Warranty (HD-PA1.0TU3) Same Day $269.99
OWC Discounted Price: $219.99
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1.0TB MiniStation™ Thunderbolt

Mac / PC / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0
  • Mac
  • PC
  • Thunderbolt
  • USB 3.0
Portable Bus-Powered Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 Storage
MiniStation Thunderbolt offers easy plug and play storage featuring the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology for unparalleled transfer speeds and a USB port for universal connectivity. With speeds up to 10 Gbps*, Thunderbolt is double the speed of USB 3.0, giving you the fastest portable storage interface ever.
Unparalleled Speed
MiniStation Thunderbolt features the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology, raising the bar on how you transfer, store and transport data. Delivering speeds up to an amazing 10 Gbps*, it is the fastest interface available, double the speed of USB 3.0, ideal for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts.

Additionally, you can daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices to maximize use of a single port†.
USB Compatibility
Coupled with the lightning-fast Thunderbolt technology is a USB 3.0 port for universal connectivity. Simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road. Plug and play usability means there are no drivers to install and MiniStation Thunderbolt is pre-formatted for Mac computers but can easily be reformatted for PC use.
Time Machine Backup
MiniStation Thunderbolt is pre-formatted for use with Mac and compatible with Time Machine for complete data backup. Schedule backups and automatically protect your important files with plug and play connectivity.
All Cables Included
MiniStation Thunderbolt is a complete portable Thunderbolt storage solution, supplied with all necessary cables and components. Simply plug it in to any available Thunderbolt or USB port on your Mac or PC computer and instantly add capacity or securely store files to take on the road.
Compact and Convenient
Housed in a sleek aluminum body, MiniStation Thunderbolt is a stylish storage companion for your laptop while on the go and at home. Designed for mobility, it offers bus-powered portable storage for your data and for your on-the-go lifestyle. It works with Mac and PC so you can access your files from whichever computer you are on, even while away from home.
*Speeds shown represent maximum interface connection speeds. Actual device transfer speeds will vary based on hard drive specifications and host devices. See BENCHMARKS tab for actual read/write speeds.
†MiniStation Thunderbolt does not have a Thunderbolt pass-through port so it must be the last device on a daisy-chain.

Includes

  • MiniStation Thunderbolt
  • Thunderbolt Cable (19.7 in)
  • USB 3.0 Cable (19.7 in)
  • Warranty Statement

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Product Specifications:

Manufacturer Part Number

  • HD-PA500TU3

Standard Mechanism

    500GB HGST Travelstar 5K500.B Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    2.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 3Gb/s
    Capacity1
    500GB
    Formatted Capacity2
    465GiB
    Rotational Speed
    5,400 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    8MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    HTS5455050B9A300
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    9.5mm (0.370″)
    Width (max)
    69.75mm (2.755″)
    Length (max)
    100.3mm (3.937″)
    Weight (typical)
    102g (0.224 lbs.)
    Data Heads
    4
    Number of Disks
    2
    Bytes per Sector
    512
    Areal Density
    375Gb/in2

    Reliability3

    Contact Start-Stops
    600,000
    Warranty
    3 Year HGST Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    3.0 Gb/s
    Track-to-track Seek
    1.0ms
    Average Seek Time
    12.0ms
    Average Latency
    5.5ms

    Power

    Maximum Start Current, DC
    4.5 Watts
    Seek Power
    1.7 Watts
    Read Power
    1.4 Watts
    Write Power
    1.4 Watts
    Idle Mode
    1.3 Watts
    Idle Mode, Active
    0.8 Watts
    Idle Mode, Low Power
    0.5 Watts
    Standby Mode
    0.2 Watts
    Sleep Mode
    0.1 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    400 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 131°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 55°C
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    1000 G max at 1ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 149°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 65°C
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    2.4 bels
    Seek (Typical)
    2.6 bels
    1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
    2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
    3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
  • 1.0TB 5400RPM 2.5" Hard Disk Drive*

    *1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.

Drive Interface

  • Thunderbolt
  • USB 3.0

Port Configuration

  • Thunderbolt
  • USB 3.0 - (1) Micro-B port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • Thunderbolt - 10Gbit/s (or 1250MB/sec)
  • USB 3.0 - 5Gbit/s (or 625MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)
  • USB 1.1 - 12Mbps (or 1.5MB/sec)

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later. Including ‘Lion’ 10.7.x
  • Available Thunderbolt or USB3.0/2.0/1.1 port.

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows Vista® (32/64-bit)
  • Windows® XP
  • Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit)
  • Windows Server® 2003 R2 (32-bit)
  • Windows Server® 2008 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows Server® 2008 R2 (64-bit)
  • Available Thunderbolt or USB3.0/2.0/1.1 port.

Power Supply

  • Bus Power on most computers with Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 / 2.0 port factory stock.

External Case Dimensions

  • 3.17" x 5.12" x 0.91" (80.5mm x 130.0mm x 23.1mm)

Total Shipping Weight

  • 9.28oz. (263g)

Warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Buffalo p/n HD-PA1.0TU3 UPC#: 747464125121

Benchmarks

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