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Buffalo 1TB MiniStation Plus Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black)

B&H # BUHDPNT103B Mfr # HD-PNT1.0U3BB
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Product Highlights
  • Super Fast USB 3.0 Interface
  • Data Transfer Speeds of Up to 5Gbps
  • Bus-Powered
  • Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
  • Time-Machine Compatible
  • Formatted for Windows but Mac-Compatible

The 1TB MiniStation Plus Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black) from Buffalo is a stellar portable hard drive that gives you ample storage and a variety of advanced features. The drive can hold up to 1TB of storage and features the USB 3.0 interface for connecting to your computer. With USB 3.0, the drive can access and transfer data at speeds of up to 5Gbps.* That USB 3.0 port is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 as well. Whether you are using USB 3.0 or 2.0, the drive is also powered by the USB interface, so you don't have to worry about lugging around a power adapter.

Beyond capacity and transfer speed, the drive also features AES 256-bit encryption, password protection, a shock-absorbing chassis, as well as the Buffalo Tools software suite.** While the drive is formatted for use with Windows computers, you can also use it with Macs and Apple's Time Machine. All told, this external hard drive is a super-portable, feature-packed storage solution worth every penny.

Note! *That interface is not supported by Mac computers
**Only compatible with Windows systems

Compact and Lightweight
Super-slim, lightweight chassis saves space for ultimate portability with a stylish, sophisticated design
USB Powered
Perfect companion for your laptop or netbook - no external power supply needed
Shock Absorbing Chassis
Shock protection elements help protect the hard drive from accidental bumps and drops
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with TurboPC
Enhance the overall performance of your PC and increase file transfer rates up to 3X over USB 2.0 hard drives
Native USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatible
Support for legacy USB 2.0 and SuperSpeed 3.0
Connect and Go
Preformatted hard drive is ready for immediate use with Windows
Hardware Disk Encryption
Optional 256-bit AES Full Disk Encryption (FDE) protects your data from unauthorized access

2-Year Limited Warranty

Buffalo Tools Software Suite for Your Windows PC

Buffalo's Backup Utility
Protects your important files and documents by backing up to your Buffalo hard drive array. You can use it to back up one or multiple computers with a single Buffalo external hard drive, and it includes a comprehensive restore function which makes restoring from backups extremely easy
ECO Manager
Allows you to regulate the power usage of the hard drive array by cutting power to the drive during extended periods of inactivity, which in turn conserves energy and reduces battery consumption
RAMDISK
Allows you to create a RAM disk on your Windows PC which creates a small, but extremely fast environment to work on files in
SecureLock
Provides complete control of the data encryption on your Buffalo hard drive array, providing password protection and software data encryption
TurboPC Utility for Windows Users
Enhance the overall performance of your Windows PC and increase file transfer rates
Performance
Capacity 1TB
Interface 1x  USB 3.0
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
Drive Speed Not specified by the manufacturer
Buffer Not specified by the manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by the manufacturer
Data Transfer USB 3.0: Up to 5Gbps
USB 2.0: Up to 480Mbps

Note: 5Gbps is the maximum interface rate derived from the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending upon environmental factors
System Requirements Operating System: Windows XP, 32 or 64-bit versions of Windows 7 or Vista, Mac OS x 10.4 or later

For Mac OS X 10.4 and greater: Only USB 2.0 and basic external hard drive functionality is supported with this operating system; some included utilities may not work
General
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements DC 5V (USB powered)
Power Consumption Max 2.7W
Environmental Requirements Not specified by the manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.22 x 4.64 x 0.75" / 8.2 x 11.8 x 1.9cm
Weight 8.11 oz / 230g
Buffalo 1TB MiniStation Plus Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black)
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Buffalo1TB MiniStation Plus Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black)
     
    5.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (6)
    • Portable (6)
    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Large capacity / good size (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (6)
      • File transfer (4)
      • Additional storage (3)
      • Photo storage (3)
      • Video (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (3), PC (3)

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      5.0

      Excellent Product

      By Arthur J.

      from Woodbury, CT

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Portable
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about Buffalo 1TB MiniStation Plus Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

        Very easy and fast to setup.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Right choice

        By Tamang

        from New York, NY

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • File Transfer

          Comments about Buffalo 1TB MiniStation Plus Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

          I bought the MiniStation for backing up my laptop as well as portable storage. As it can hold massive data of 1TB and very light and compact in size I am very happy with it.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Good product !

          By Shockeur

          from New York, NY

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about Buffalo 1TB MiniStation Plus Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

            Work as expected, no problem.Compact, nice, efficient, quiet...Perfect !

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            No problems.

            By snowbird

            from Fairbanks, Alaska

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup

              Comments about Buffalo 1TB MiniStation Plus Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

              Mac/Time Machine reformatted it and seems to work as described.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Perfect for traveling

              By SAI

              from Moscow, Idaho

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • High Capacity
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • Photo Storage

                Comments about Buffalo 1TB MiniStation Plus Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

                This hard drive is very durable! Good for traveling!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Great Product and Service

                By dkawesha

                from Zambia

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Portable
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • File Transfer
                  • Video

                  Comments about Buffalo 1TB MiniStation Plus Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

                  Functionality of Product great.
                  Physical size is awesome for a Terrabyte
                  3.0 USB Speed is awesome

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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