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Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC 2TB
Toshiba Canvio Connect II 3TB
See Top Ranked Portable HDD

Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC (2015) vs Toshiba Canvio Connect II

Analysis:

Techradar, a review site with a history of doing objective hands-on testing, has great things to say about the Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC 2TB. In fact, it's "Best external hard drive for Mac users who want wireless security" in its "Best external hard drives for Mac in 2022: HDDs for your MacBook, Mac Mini and more" roundup, which points toward it being a good Portable HDD.

As for the Toshiba Canvio Connect II 3TB, it wasn't able to earn a top spot in any roundups from trusted sources that conduct their own hands-on testing. Nevertheless, it managed to impress reviewers at Expert Reviews, PCmag, and TrustedReviews enough to make it onto their respective shortlists.

We also performed a thorough Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC 2TB vs. Toshiba Canvio Connect II 3TB review score analysis - it turns out that all of the sources that have tested both Portable HDD, including PCmag, preferred the Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC 2TB over the Toshiba Canvio Connect II 3TB.

Out of all the sources that reviewed them, the Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC 2TB turned out to be most loved by PCmag, which gave it a score of 8, whereas the Toshiba Canvio Connect II 3TB got its highest, 10, rating from reviewers at Expert Reviews.

Finally, we also compared their review scores to the rest of their competition - the Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC 2TB earned an average review score of 7.9 out of 10 points and the Toshiba Canvio Connect II 3TB received an average of 8.5, compared to the 7.3 average of Portable HDD in general.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
PCmag
CNET
Techradar
The Independent
Gear Patrol
PC Gamer
Expert Reviews
TrustedReviews
T3
HiConsumption
Tech. Specs Comparison
Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC 2TB
$148
Toshiba Canvio Connect II 3TB
Storage Capacity
2000 (GB)
3000 (GB)
Higher than average expert review score
7.4
Overall Avg. for Portable HDD
7.9
Avg. Review Score
Score
Higher than average expert review score
7.4
Overall Avg. for Portable HDD
8.5
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommended by trusted experts
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Hardware essentials for working from home” 
Last updated: 10 Dec 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best external hard drive for Mac users who want wireless security
in “Best external hard drives for Mac in 2022: HDDs for your MacBook, Mac Mini and more” 
Last updated: 9 Aug 2022
The Independent
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “7 best external hard drives” 
Last updated: 8 Apr 2019
PC Gamer
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best portable storage for back to school” 
Last updated: 12 Aug 2016
Recommended by trusted experts
TrustedReviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best External Hard Drive 2020: 9 USB hard disks tested” 
Last updated: 9 Feb 2021

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