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MiniStation Thunderbolt Portable Hard Drive
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MiniStation™ Thunderbolt
Portable Bus-Powered Thunderbolt Drive / USB 3.0 Storage

MiniStation Thunderbolt offers easy plug and play USB and Thunderbolt storage featuring the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology for unparalleled transfer speeds and a USB port for universal connectivity. With speeds up to 10 Gbps, the MiniStation Thunderbolt portable hard drive offers speeds 2X FASTER than USB 3.0, giving you the fastest portable storage interface ever. Perfect as a PC* or Mac portable hard drive, the MiniStation Thunderbolt portable hard drive offers the latest and fastest connection interfaces available.

  • Thunderbolt Hard Drive Technology
  • Interface Speeds up to 10 Gbps*
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity
  • Plug-and-Play
  • Pre-formatted for Mac®
1 TB / HD-PA1.0TU3
500 GB / HD-PA500TU3
Thunderbolt Technology
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PORTABLE BUS-POWERED THUNDERBOLT DRIVE & USB 3.0 STORAGE

MiniStation™ Thunderbolt is a high performance portable Thunderbolt drive featuring the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology. Delivering the fastest interface speeds available, up to 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt is 2X faster than USB 3.0, giving you the fastest portable storage interface ever, perfect for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts. Consider this Thunderbolt portable hard drive for your large storage and high performance needs.

FASTER FILE ACCESS AND TRANSFER SPEEDS


High Performance

UNPARALLELED SPEED

The MiniStation Thunderbolt portable hard drive features the revolutionary Thunderbolt storage technology, raising the bar on how you transfer, store and transport data. Delivering speeds up to an amazing 10 Gbps, this portable Thunderbolt drive uses the fastest interface available, 2X FASTER than USB 3.0, ideal for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts.

Additionally, you can daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices to maximize use of a single port†.


USB Support

USB COMPATIBILITY

Coupled with the lightning-fast Thunderbolt storage technology is a USB 3.0 port for universal connectivity. Simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road. Plug and play usability means there are no drivers to install and the MiniStation Thunderbolt portable hard drive is pre-formatted for Mac computers but can easily be reformatted for use with PCs*.


Time Machine Backup

TIME MACHINE BACKUP

The MiniStation Thunderbolt portable hard drive is pre-formatted for use with Mac and compatible with Time Machine for complete data backup. Schedule backups and automatically protect your important files with plug and play connectivity with this powerful Mac portable hard drive.


Cables

ALL CABLES INCLUDED

MiniStation Thunderbolt is a complete portable Thunderbolt drive solution, supplied with all necessary cables and components. Simply plug it in to any available Thunderbolt or USB port on your Mac or PC* computer and instantly add capacity or securely store files to take on the road.


Compact

COMPACT AND CONVENIENT

Housed in a sleek aluminum body, the MiniStation Thunderbolt portable hard drive is a stylish storage companion for your laptop while on the go and at home. Designed for mobility, it offers bus-powered portable storage for your data and for your on-the-go lifestyle. It works with Mac and PC* so you can access your files from whichever computer you are on, even while away from home.

 

*Windows® OS systems only supported using USB connection.
**Speeds shown represent maximum interface connection speeds. Actual device transfer speeds will vary based on hard drive specifications and host devices.
†MiniStation Thunderbolt does not have a Thunderbolt pass-through port so it must be the last device on a daisy-chain.

Internal Hard Drives
Number of Drives 1
Hard Drive Sizes 500 GB, 1 TB
Thunderbolt Interface
Number of Ports 1
Interface Speeds Max. 10 Gb/s
USB Interface
Standard Compliance USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Connector Micro B Type
Number of Ports 1
Interface Speeds Max. 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0) Max. 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
Other
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.17 x 5.12 x 0.91 in
Weight 9.28 oz
Power Supply DC 5 V (Bus-powered)
Client OS Support* Thunderbolt: Mac OS® X 10.6 or later
USB: Windows® 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Mac OS® X 10.5 or later

*Internal hard drive is pre-formatted as HSF+ but can be reformatted as FAT32 or NTFS for use with Windows OS

 

Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
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2012-06-25      

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