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Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt USB 3.0 500 GB Portable Hard Drive (HD-PA500TU3)

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  • Thunderbolt Interface
  • Interface speeds up to 10 Gbps
  • Includes High Performance USB 3.0 port
  • Thunderbolt cable included
  • Time Machine compatibility
  • Perfect for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiast
  • Adds storage to your Mac or PC computer
  • Dual Interface Portable Hard Drive
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MiniStation MiniStation Air MiniStation DDR MiniStation Extreme NFC MiniStation Thunderbolt
Capacity Range 1 TB - 2 TB 1 TB 1 TB 1 TB - 2 TB 1 TB - 2 TB
Interface Connection(s) USB 3.0 USB 3.0, Wireless USB 3.0 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt, USB 3.0
DRAM Cache
Wireless Access
Hardware Encryption
Shock Protection
Warranty Period 1 year 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years

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Connectivity Technology usb Wired Wired Wired usb Wired
Digital Storage Capacity 1 TB 1 TB 2 TB 1 TB 2 TB
File System HFS+ HFS+ Unformatted HFS+ HFS+
Hard Disk Description portable External Portable External Portable Portable
Hard-Drive Size 500 GB 1 TB 1 TB 2 TB 1 TB 2 TB
Hardware Connectivity USB USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0
Item Dimensions 3.17 x 0.91 x 5.12 in 5 x 0.75 x 3.27 in 3.5 x 5.5 x 1 in 3.08 x 4.96 x 0.68 in 3.23 x 5.08 x 0.51 in 0.98 x 3.5 x 5.51 in
Item Weight 0.58 lb 0.65 lb 0.75 lb 0.53 lb 6.24 ounces 5.12 ounces
Memory Storage Capacity 1 TB 2 GB 1 GB 2,000 GB
Model Year 2012 2013 2014 2014 2013 2016
Size 500 GB 1TB 1TB 2TB

Product description

Size:500 GB

MiniStation Thunderbolt is a high performance portable hard drive featuring the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology. Delivering the fastest interface speeds available, up to 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt is 2X faster than USB 3.0, giving you the fastest portable storage interface ever, perfect for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts. Housed in a sleek aluminum body, MiniStation Thunderbolt is a stylish storage companion for your laptop while on the go and at home. It includes a USB 3.0 port for convenience and universal connectivity. Instantly add capacity to your Mac or PC computer and use with Time Machine to back up and protect your important data. Its bus-powered interface requires no additional cables so transporting your data is hassle-free. MiniStation Thunderbolt is a complete portable Thunderbolt storage solution, simply plug it in to any available Thunderbolt or USB port on your Mac or PC computer and securely store files to take on the road.


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Size:500 GB

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