MiniStation Thunderbolt™

Fast and Faster
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Portable Hard Drive


Buffalo Technology's MiniStation Thunderbolt™ Portable HDD is world's first portable Thunderbolt™ with an USB 3.0 dual-interface external drive solution. The Thunderbolt™ (10Gbps) Interface is twice times faster than USB 3.0 while preserving backward compatibility with existing devices that support USB 2.0 or USB 3.0.


Apple friendly

The MiniStation Thunderbolt™ Portable HDD can be formatted to support both PC and Mac® making it a great portable storage solution for any device. Native Compatibility with Mac OS X Time Machine also makes it an ideal solution for backup with Mac computers.

Bus powered

Bus-powered, the MiniStation Thunderbolt™ Portable HDD requires no additional power supply and is easy to carry. Just plug the portable HDD body with the included Thunderbolt Cable* onto your Mac. Housed in a sleek aluminum body with a transparent frosted top, the design feels luxurious. MiniStation Thunderbolt™ Portable HDD features an indirect disk access LED indicator on the underside that tastefully illuminates its supporting surface.

With the MiniStation Thunderbolt™ Portable HDD on the move, you can transfer digital content faster, simplify connections between devices, maintain compatibility with nearly any device and enjoy new ways to use portable storage.

*No AC adapter is required

Ultimate speed

Thunderbolt (10GBps) Interface. Two times faster Interface speed than USB 3.0.


Two extremely fast interfaces:

Thunderbolt and USB 3.0.

Cables included

Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables in the box.

Bus powered

No additional power input required.

Apple friendly

Ready for use for Mac immediately and Works for Mac TimeMachine (HFS+ formatted).


Sophisticated design.

Internal Hard Drives
Drive Interface
SATA 1, 1.5Gb/s
Total Capacity
1TB, 2TB
Thunderbolt Interface
Standard Compliance
Connector Type
Thunderbolt™ (Mini DisplayPort)
Thunderbolt™ Ports
Max Transmission Rate
Max: 10 Gb/s
USB Interface
Standard Compliance
USB 3.0
Connector Type
USB 3 Type B
USB 3.0 Ports
Max Transmission Rate
Max: 5 Gb/s
80.5 x 130 x 22.5 mm
Client OS
Thunderbolt - Mac OS X 10.6 or later, USB - Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Windows 7 (64-bit/32-bit) / Vista (64-bit/32-bit) / XP(32-bit)
Operating Environment
5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power Supply
USB bus powered
Product Part Numbers
Note: 1TB = 1, 000, 000, 000, 000Bytes. Actual data throughput will vary depending upon environment factor.

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