Disassembling and swapping drives in the Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Doward, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Doward, Mar 9, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 10, 2013

    Doward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2013
    Pretty self explanatory!

    I popped the stock 750GB 7200rpm drive from my MBP and installed it in place of the 500GB 5400rpm that comes with the MiniStation stock.

  2. jmdMac macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2010
    Good post. Curious to see your benchmark for it, and how much improvement it would be over the 5400rpm. Even more curious what a SSD in there would be.
  3. boto macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2012
    Thanks for the video walkthrough! I have been wondering if I could replace the HD, as many reviewers stated it broke down on them in a few months.
  4. Doward thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2013
    I do have an older Kingston 96GB SSD I could benchmark in there. I'm working on the benchmark data now for the 7200 rpm drive.

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