Buffalo MiniStation Lite / Cobalt USB3 HD-PEU3/HD-PETU3

  • Buffalo MiniStation Lite / Cobalt USB3 HD-PEU3/HD-PETU3
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  • Compact. Quick USB 3.0 speed. TurboPC is fast for copies.
  • Sleek and stylish design, Mac and PC compatible, Three-year warranty


  • TurboPC may have problems with low-level utilities. Only 1-year warranty.
  • Not the fastest drive, Scratches easily, Mediocre utilities

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Mag on 70

The Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 (500GB) is a compact, speedy USB 3.0 drive for backup and file transfers. It's reasonably priced, but a couple of nits and a short warranty keep it from earning our highest recommendations....

By PC Authority on 83

A compact and speedy USB 3 drive that's small enough to slip into a pocket...

By Computeractive on 60

A good external hard disk but few will enjoy its full benefits for...

By Expert Reviews on 80

The MiniStation Lite is a good USB3 disk, but there are cheaper and faster alternatives available...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

The first USB 3.0-based external hard drives aim at eliminating the USB 2.0 bottleneck (that hovered around 30 MB/s) with enough bandwidth to outperform the fastest mechanical disks. A-Data, Buffalo, and WD do battle for maximum performance. USB 3.0...

By Tom's Hardware on

The three drives we're looking at represent some of the first USB 3.0 products. There will be many more in the following months, flooding the market with drives all claiming to be fastest. Our three products deliver great performance compared to USB...

By GadgetSpeak on 76

Although ratified towards the end of 2008, USB 3.0 devices are only just being to appear. An external hard drive is my introduction to the technology....

By LaptopMag on 60

Buffalos latest portable drive is small and light, but its not as fast as the...

By Tbreak.com on 70

USB 3.0 is the way forward and Buffalo's MiniStationLite offers good performance at a decent price. The original USB specification was introduced in 1996, however, it wasnt until two years later and v1.1 that it became a widely accepted...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on

Nicht nur der Preis und der Speicherplatz spielen beim Kauf einer externen Festplatte eine Rolle: Die Festplatte soll sich möglichst auch mit jedem Computer verbinden lassen. In punkto Flexibilität ist USB unerreicht – das ändert...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on

Datensicherheit wird bei der Buffalo MiniStation Lite USB 3.0 640 GB groß geschrieben. Im Buffalo-Tool-Paket ist nicht nur eine Backup-Software, sondern auch das SecureLock-Programm enthalten. Mit SecureLock können Sie einzelne Dateien und...

International Review By Tom's Hardware on

Die ersten externen USB 3.0-Laufwerke zielen darauf ab, den USB 2.0-Flaschenhals loszuwerden: A-Data, Buffalo und WD kämpfen um die beste Performance. USB 3.0 ist noch nicht die neue Standard-Schnittstelle für den Anschluss externer Geräte, was...

International Review By 01Net on 80

Après le StoreJet 25D3 de Transcend et le NH01 A-Data, c'est donc au tour de Buffalo de passer à l'épreuve. Les trois fabricants sont les premiers à proposer, sur le marché, des disques durs externes 2,5 pouces avec...