The Buffalo DriveStation Mini is quite a surprising storage solution and certainly one of the quickest first generation Thunderbolt storage solutions. The design of the DriveStation complements and goes quite well with any Mac user's desktop, and the build quality is rather solid.
Performance of the DriveStation more than exceeded my expectations, which goes to show the great choice Buffalo made by going with Toshiba SSDs. In testing, we were able to take the DriveStation well above marketing numbers and even exceeded 800 MB/s with our 4K stream RAID 0 read testing. Furthermore, the Buffalo did quite well with RAID 1; in both AJA and Black Magic, we found the drive to still touch 700 MB/s read, while write speeds hovered around 350 MB/s.
Overall, the DriveStation Mini Thunderbolt is a great solution for those that want the performance of Thunderbolt in a solid, compact device.
The Buffalo DriveStation Mini Thunderbolt in the 512GB configuration carries an MSRP of $649.99 with a three-year warranty. Current market pricing for the unit can be found below.
PRICING: You can find the Buffalo DriveStation Mini Thunderbolt (512GB) for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The Buffalo DriveStation Mini Thunderbolt (512GB) retails for $649.99 at Amazon.
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