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Convenience Storage By Buffalo And Toshiba
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The Buffalo Mini Station Turbo USB is the fastest 2.5”-based USB external hard drive we’ve tested, although SimpleTech’s SimpleDrive Portable and the Western Digital Passport are almost as quick. Differences only exist if the hard drives used are particularly slow, which should only be the case for older products. All modern external 2.5” storage solutions reach the bandwidth limitations of USB 2.0 even when the hard drives are completely full of data.

Write throughput is always somewhat slower than reading and the difference between Buffalo and Toshiba is almost zero here.

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    Anonymous , August 11, 2008 2:53 PM
    Actually, the Toshiba is available at $129. I know, I just bought one and I love it. And so does my Acer Aspire One.
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    Anonymous , August 11, 2008 3:10 PM
    I bought one of the 320GB Toshiba drives a few months ago for $130 from Office Depot (or Max? one of the two). It's served me well and works like a champ. And I have to say, the convenience of not needing a power cable far outweighs (in my mind) the higher read speed of drives that do need a power cable.
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    Anonymous , August 13, 2008 6:29 PM
    anyone knows the make of the drive inside the Buffalo's?
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    Anonymous , November 12, 2008 2:56 AM
    I formatted my Toshiba hard drive like a moron and lost this installation file. Does anyone know where I can get it back? Any help will be appreciated!

    holmiex@optonline.net
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    Anonymous , December 1, 2008 2:36 AM
    I believe the drivers can be downloaded from the Toshiba site itself.

    Alternatively, if all else fails, you can also search Google for your installation file name, i'm sure it will be around.
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    Anonymous , March 14, 2012 12:23 AM
    I have a Toshibe 320 GB external hard drive and the cable went bad, I need to replace it. I see the image of the cable on your web site. Please let me know if I can purchase it from you and the price. Thank you. Nadia