General

Model

MiniStation Thunderbolt 500gb
My Book Duo Desktop 4tb

Manufacturer

Buffalo
Western Digital

Amazon rating

4.2
4.0

Customer reviews on Amazon

284
1122

Connections

USB Type-C

FireWire

Thunderbolt

USB 3.0

USB 2.0

SATA

Wireless

Platform

Windows 10

Windows 8

Windows 7

Windows XP

Mac

Xbox

Sony PS

Specifications

Capacity

500 GB
4 TB

File System

HFS+
NTFS

Read speed

120 MB/s
360 MB/s

Write speed

119 MB/s
360 MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

16 MB
128 MB

Rotation speed

5400 rpm
7200 rpm

Data transfer rate

USB 3.0

5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps

USB 2.0

480 Mbps
480 Mbps

Operating temperature

Min

5°C
5°C

Max

35°C
35°C

Storage temperature

Min

min 20°C
min 20°C

Max

60°C
60°C

Protection

Shockproof

Waterproof

256-bit encryption

NFC security

Features

Colour

silver
black

LEDs

Form Factor

2.5"
3.5"

RAID support

USB 3.0 cable included

Auto Backup

Warranty

3 Years
3 Years

Dimensions

Product size

0.9 x 3.2 x 5.1 inches
6.3 x 3.9 x 7.1 inches

Weight

9.3 ounces
5 ounces

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