Buffalo Dualie 500GB review

This space-saving dock come external hard drive has many tricks up its sleeve

By  from MacFormat Issue 220
Product Type
Hard Drive
Product Family
Dualie Portable
Drive Interface
Brand Name
Drive Type
Storage Capacity
500 GB
Host Interface
USB 2.0, FireWire/i.LINK 800
Country of Origin
Product Series
Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc
Product Model
Product Name
Dualie Portable HD-PA500IBU2D Hard Drive with iPhone/iPod Dock
Product Line
Manufacturer Part Number
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Buffalo Dualie is a compact portable hard drive featuring a stylish, contemporary chassis and a bonus desktop docking station with support for Apple iPhone and iPod. Designed for an array of Mac and PC users, Dualie offers 500 GB of storage capacity and multiple connection methods, including USB 2.0 and FireWire 400/800 for fast data transfers. Store, transport and back up thousands of music, movie, photo and data files in one convenient, portable location. Its space-saving design provides 500 GB of external portable storage and a dock connection for your iPod or iPhone, eliminating unnecessary cables and clutter from your workspace. With the bonus docking station, Dualie allows you to sync and charge your iPhone or iPod, connect the hard drive to your computer for additional storage or backup and attach two additional USB devices over a single USB connection on your computer, all from one convenient solution.

Package Contents
  • Dualie Portable HD-PA500IBU2D Hard Drive with iPhone/iPod Dock
  • Power Adaptor
  • 1 x FireWire 800 Cable
  • 1 x FireWire 800 to FireWire 400 Cable
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Cables
  • Adaptors for the iPhone 3G/3GS, iPod Touch 2nd Generation, iPod Classic and iPod Nano 4th Generation
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Warranty Statement
Limited Warranty
1 Year
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