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

B&H # BUHDPZ10U3B Mfr # HD-PZ1.0U3B
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You Pay: $99.99
Product Highlights
  • Shock Absorbers Surround the Hard Disk
  • Slim, Lightweight Chassis Saves Space
  • Perfect Companion for Laptop or Netbook
  • No External Power Supply Needed
  • Designed to Boost PC Performance
  • Eco Minded Power Management Tool

The MiniStation Extreme 1 TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive Black from Buffalo is a rugged portable hard drive equipped with a unique wrap-around USB cable and secure hardware encryption. With USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, it works with nearly any PC or Mac* and provides interface speeds up to 5 Gbps. MiniStation Extreme features US Military Standard shock protection with a ruggedized chassis and specialized bumpers designed to absorb and transfer shock away from the hard disk due to accidental bumps and drops from up to 2 meters.

The convenient integrated wrap-around cable 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 rest assured your data is safe, wherever you go. Store, back up and transport your content safely and securely.

 

Note! *The HDD default format is NTFS; to work with Mac, you need to reformat the HDD using Mac Disk Utility.

US Military Grade Shock Protection
Shock absorbers surround the hard disk protecting it from damage and drops from up to 2 meters
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 1
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.
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

Note:*The HDD default format is NTFS; to work with Mac, you need to reformat the HDD using Mac Disk Utility.

Hard Drive Size 1.0 TB
Standard Compliance USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Connector Type Micro B type
Number of Ports 1
Interface Speeds Speeds Max. 5 Gbps* (USB 3.0)
Max. 480 Mbps (USB 2.0) 1
Please Note:

*Maximum interface rate of 5 Gbps is derived from the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0 and the ExpressCard. Actual transfer rate will vary depending upon environmental factors.

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OS Support Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003*
Windows Server 2003 R2*
Windows Server 2008*
Windows Server 2008 R2*
Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.7* 2
Please Note:

*Only basic external hard drive functionality is supported with the OS; some included utilities may not work. HDD default format is NTFS; to work w/ Mac, reformat the HDD w/ Mac Disk Utility.

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Power Supply DC 5 V
Dimensions(HxWxD) 5.04 x 3.51 x 0.71" (12.8 x 8.91 x 1.80 cm)
Weight 0.50 lb (0.22 kg)
Buffalo MiniStation Extreme 1 TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black)
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • USB 3.0 Extension Cable
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    BuffaloMiniStation Extreme 1 TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Large capacity / good size (4)
    • Portable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (3)
      • Photo storage (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (5)

      Reviewed by 5 customers

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      5.0

      Helps a major source of failure for me

      By Ron

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Manage
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Datatransfer Between Site
        • High Volume
        • Home
        • Sensitive Materials
        • Small Networks

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

        I use a removable disk such as this to carry on work from my university to home (my life exists on it, and it must be reliable). I have gone through drives every 6 months, even ruggedized units, because the weak point is always the junction of the USB plug to the computer. As an earlier reviewer noted, that is not the case with this unit; the USB plug is attached, and solidified with a clamp. The unit it replaced had caused numerous failures of the entire USB controller (i.e., caused other USB devices to fail). I had no idea a device existed with a clamped plug; I am now a very happy camper, and grateful that the unit exists. Everything else is fine, the unit is fast, has a very nice light indicating whether it is plugged into a USB 2 or USB 3 connector- could not wish for more. Perhaps a few bucks more than an ordinary unit, but could save thousands in lost time and productivity.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        EASY BACK-UP

        By Gerrit61

        from long island ny

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Photo Storage

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

          just put 4500 pictures on here and backed up my comp. files. plenty of space left. Have it in my camera bag

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

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          5.0

          Works as designed

          By Steve

          from Booyong, Australia

          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
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

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

            Storage of video/photos while travelling. Can't lose cable as it is attached.

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

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            5.0

            Image backup

            By MonsieurCanon

            from Vancouver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Photo Storage

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

              I use the Buffalo external HD to backup edited scanned slides; I have too many to put onto DVDs.The unit appears well built. I've been using it since the beginning of April and had no problems yet. Connection/installation was straight forward. In order to get the greatest throughput you need USB3.0 capability; I installed a PCIe card to that end. Why did I choose the Buffalo product? From all the external HD research I did the Buffalo product had the fewest negative reviews; this usually equated to lowest failure rate. Its warranty is 3yrs; the other big names are two or less. I found it good value.

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

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              4.0

              Quality Product

              By Robin

              from Milford, Michigan

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I thought the unit worked very well. I have installed a backup for my computer plus pictures. I would suggest that you buy the case to store it for travel. Otherwise, great product.

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

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