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DriveStation Mini Thunderbolt™
1.0TB Dual-SSD Drive Solution

Mac / Thunderbolt
Up to 2x faster than USB 3.0 hard drives
Dual SSD RAID storage solution
Buffalo's DriveStation Mini Thunderbolt™ SSD is an easy-to-use, ultra high-performance storage solution featuring two RAID enabled SSDs and dual 10Gb/s Thunderbolt ports. With blazing fast transfer speeds up to 763MB/s, it is up to 4.5x faster than USB 3.0 hard drives and 19x faster than USB 2.0 hard drives. Perfect for any Mac computer with Thunderbolt support, its dual Thunderbolt ports support daisy chaining up to six supported peripherals, offering bidirectional channels for simultaneous data and video transfers without compromising bandwidth.
Ultra Fast SSD
This external storage solution incorporates two high speed SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) SSDs for superior performance compared to standard hard drives, perfect for photo and video professionals creating large amounts of content.
Revolutionary Thunderbolt
The DriveStation Mini features Thunderbolt technology, raising the bar on how you transfer, store and transport data. It delivers interface speeds up to 10Gb/s, 2X FASTER than USB 3.0, ideal for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts. Additionally, you can daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices to maximize the use of a single port on your Mac.
Ideal for Content Creation
The DriveStation Mini also offers extreme performance for creative professionals using content creation programs who require the absolute best transfer performance.
Daisy Chain Devices
Thunderbolt technology allows users to daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt connection on your computer. Daisy chain multiple DriveStation Mini Thunderbolt SSD units for an ultra fast high capacity storage solution, ideal for creative professionals who need reliable high speed access to their work.
Easy to Use Storage
The DriveStation Mini provides a reliable, easy to use storage for your Mac. Quickly expand the capacity of your computer for your favorite music, photos, videos and more. The Thunderbolt interface offers high speed performance and allows users to daisy chain up to six devices.
Automatic Data Protection
In addition, the DriveStation Mini provides users the flexibility to easily maximize capacity or protect their data using RAID redundancy. Supports both RAID 1 and 0 for data redundancy.

Product Specifications:

Buffalo Part Number

  • SSD-WA1.0T

Standard Mechanism1

  • 2 x 500GB SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) SSD

Interface

  • (2) Thunderbolt Ports

RAID Support

  • RAID 0 and 1

OS Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Max Interface Data Transfer Rate2

  • Thunderbolt - 10Gb/s (or 1250MB/s)

Power Supply

  • AC 100-240V 50/60Hz
  • Asian Power Devices Inc. DA-48Q12

Power Consumption

  • Max 24 W (Max 48 W w/ daisy chain)

Dimensions

  • 6.06" x 1.77" x 4.02" (15.39 L x 4.50 W x 10.21 H cm)

Operating Environment

  • 41°F - 95°F (5°C - 35°C)

Humidity

  • 20~80% humidity (non-condensing)

Weight

  • 1.19lbs. (0.54kg)

Warranty

Notes:
  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. Speeds shown represent maximum interface connection speeds. Actual device transfer speeds will vary based on hard drive specifications and host devices.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Buffalo p/n SSDWA1.0T UPC#: 747464127217

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This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(December, 2013)
Model ID: MacPro6,1
2.7GHz 3.0GHz, 3.5GHz, 3.7GHz
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2015)
(May 2015)
Model ID: iMac15,1
3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Late 2014)
(October 2014)
Model ID: iMac15,1
3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2013)
(September 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,2
3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2012)
(October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,2
2.9GHz i5, 3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2011)
(May 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,2
2.7GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2014)
(June 2014)
Model ID: iMac14,4
1.4GHz i5
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,3
2.9GHz i5 or 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,1
2.7GHz i5
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Early 2013)
(March 2013)
Model ID: iMac13,1
3.3GHz i3
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012)
(October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,1
2.7GHz i5 , 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2011)
(August 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
3.1GHz i3
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011)
(May 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
2.5GHz i5 , 2.7GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2014)
(October, 2014)
Model ID: Macmini7,1
1.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,1 & Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Late 2012 Server)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: Macmini6,2
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,1 & Macmini5,2
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.7GHz
Mac mini Intel
Mac mini (Mid 2011 Server)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: Macmini5,3
2.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina display Mid 2015)
(May, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,4; MacBookPro11,5
2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Early 2015)
(March, 2015)
Model ID: MacBookPro12,1
2.7GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.1GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013 - 2014)
(October, 2013 - July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013 - 2014)
(October, 2013 - July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013 - 2014)
(October, 2013 - July, 2014)
Model ID: MacBookPro11,3
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2013)
(January, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.4GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2013)
(January, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.9GHz, 3.0GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina Display 2012-2013)
(October, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Display 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro10,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,2
2.5GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (13-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,1
2.4GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2019)
(July 2019)
Model ID: MacBookAir8,2
1.6GHz i5
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2018)
(November 2018)
Model ID: MacBookAir8.1
1.6GHz i5
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,2
1.8GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2015)
(March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,2
1.6GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Early 2015)
(March 2015)
Model ID: MacBookAir7,1
1.6GHz i5, 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2013)
(June, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,2
1.3GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2013)
(June, 2013)
Model ID: MacBookAir6,1
1.3GHz, 1.7GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,2
1.8GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookAir5,1
1.7GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,2
1.7GHz, 1.8GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,1
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz

Includes

  • DriveStation Mini Thunderbolt SSD
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Quick-Setup Guide
  • Warranty Statement

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bethesda, MD Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Performance Upgrade May 9, 2015 I recently purchased this drive to replace my existing hard drive on a 2011 iMac.

The processor speeds are more than adequate to handle my computing needs, but accessing application information from the original hard drive had slowed the overall operation of the machine to a crawl - approaching unusable.

I looked at upgrading the entire machine. In the process I saw a number of reviews from people who had had similar experiences and solved the problem by setting up an external SSD as their primary (boot) drive.

The drive came configured as RAID 0. I left it that way since I have a backup system in place and set the drive up as my boot drive. I can confirm that my Mac is like a new computer. Boot up time for the machine has gone from 5+ minutes to 47 seconds. Launch time for Apps is a couple of seconds. In a word - crisp. In working conditions, all latency (spinning wheel) is gone.

The drive is quiet. Occasionally I can hear light fan noise. The enclosure sits on my desktop and stays cool.

Very happy with this. Great upgrade.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Buffalo DriveStation Mini Thunderbolt™ 1.0TB Dual-SSD Drive Raid-Enabled Solution Mfr P/N: SSDWA1.0T OWC SKU: BUFSSDWA1.0T 1.0TB ultra high performance storage solution featuring two RAID enabled SSDs and dual 10Gb/s Thunderbolt ports Buffalo Americas 3 Year Limited Warranty
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