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Buffalo MiniStation Extreme 500 GB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black)

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You Pay: $75.39
Product Highlights
  • Shock Absorbers Surround the Hard Disk
  • Slim, Lightweight Chassis Saves Space
  • Perfect Companion for Laptop & Netbook
  • No External Power Supply Needed
  • Designed to Boost PC Performance
  • Ready for Use with Windows & Mac
  • Eco Minded Power Management Tool

The MiniStation Extreme 500 GB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive Black from Buffalo is a rugged portable hard drive equipped with a unique wrap-around USB cable, secure hardware encryption and USB 3.0 support that is backward compatibility with USB 2.0, it works with nearly any PC or Mac and provides interface speeds up to 5 Gbps. This Buffalo MiniStation Extreme features US Military Standard data protection with a ruggedized chassis and shock protection bumpers designed to absorb and transfer shock away from the hard disk due to accidental bumps and drops from up to 2 meters.

The Buffalo MiniStation Extreme features a convenient integrated wrap-around cable that hugs the body to ensure you’re always ready to connect while on the go. Simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road. With 256-bit AES hardware encryption, you can be rest assured your data is safe, wherever you go. Store, back up and transport your content safely and securely.

US Military Grade Shock Protection
Shock absorbers surround the hard disk protecting it from damage
Flex Connect USB Cable
Removable, integrated USB cable snaps to chassis for improved portability
Hardware Disk Encryption
Automatic 256-bit AES Full Disk Encryption protects your data from unauthorized access
Compact and Sleek
Slim, lightweight chassis saves space for ultimate portability
USB Powered
Perfect companion for your laptop or netbook - no external power supply needed
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with TurboPC EX
Increase file transfer rates up to 4X over USB 2.0 hard drives
Compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0
Support for legacy USB 2.0 and SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Connect and Go
Preformatted hard drive is ready for immediate use with Windows and Mac
Works with PC and Mac
Connect to your computer for additional storage or backup of your music, photo, video and data files
Buffalo Tools
A feature-rich software suite of tools designed to boost PC performance
Back Up Your Files
Backup Utility automatically backs up your Windows PC, protecting your data
Time Machine Compatibility
Works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer
Eco Manager
Eco minded power management tool regulates power usage, conserving energy and battery consumption
Up to 200,000 digital photos
Up to 250,000 songs (MP3)
Up to 25,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
Up to 76 hours of Digital video
Up to 380 hours of DVD quality video
Up to 120 hours of HD video
HDD Interface SATA
Capacity 500 GB
Standard Compliance USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Connector Type USB 3.0
Number of Ports 1
Data Transfer Rate Max: 4.8 Gbps (High Speed Mode)
Max: 4.8 Gbps (Full Speed Mode)
OS Support Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
MAC OS X 10.3.9 or later
Power Supply USB Bus Powered
Operating Environment 41 - 95°F (5 - 35°C), 20-80% (non-condensing)
Dimensions(HxWxD) 5.27 x 0.78 x 3.54" (134 x 20 x 90 mm)
Weight 0.81 lb (370 g)
Buffalo MiniStation Extreme 500 GB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black)
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    BuffaloMiniStation Extreme 500 GB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black)

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    Great Hard drive

    By Michael

    from Cherry Hill, NJ

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer


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


      Best Uses

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

      Comments about MiniStation Extreme 500 GB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

      I purchased this to use as a secondary backup for photo and video files. It is my second Buffalo drive purchase. Transfers are extremely fast even with USB 2 connections. I use this with a MAC so none of the supplied software is usable but that was not my purpose anyway. I would purchase Buffalo drives with preference.

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

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