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Buffalo 500GB MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 HD-PEU3 Portable Hard Drive

B&H # BUHDPE500U3B Mfr # HD-PE500U3/BK
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Product Highlights
  • USB 3.0
  • USB 2.0 Backwards Compatibility
  • Bus-Powered
  • TurboPC
  • Backup Software
  • Windows Compatibility
  • Works with Mac as a USB 2.0 Device

The 500GB MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 HD-PEU3 Portable Hard Drive from Buffalo is a bus-powered portable drive that uses the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for connectivity. USB 3.0 delivers bus transfer rates that are more than 10 times that of USB 2.0 -- up to 5Gbps for USB 3.0 compared to 480Mbps for USB 2.0.

The drive works with USB 3.0-equipped Windows PCs. It can also function as a USB 2.0 device when connected via USB 2.0 to Windows and Mac systems. The Buffalo Tools software suite for Windows is included, which offers TurboPC for faster data transfers, backup software, power management tools, and more.

USB 2.0 and 3.0 Compatibility
Support for legacy USB 2.0 and SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Compact and Lightweight
Super-slim, lightweight design saves space for ultimate portability
TurboPC for Windows
Increase file transfer rates by up to 25% over competing USB 3.0 portable hard drives
Connect and Go
Preformatted hard drive is ready for immediate use with Windows and Mac 1
Buffalo Backup Utility
Easy-to-use comprehensive backup software for Windows PCs
USB Powered
Perfect companion for your laptop or netbook -- no external power supply is needed
Eco-Minded
Included ECO Manager conserves energy by cutting power to the hard drive during extended periods of inactivity
Time Machine Compatibility
Works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer 2
Show Your Style
Available in the ultra-sleek Blue Onyx color!
Performance
Capacity 500GB
Interface 1x USB 3.0 (Micro-B)
Drive Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Buffer Not Specified by Manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Not Specified by Manufacturer
System Requirements Operating System: Windows 7 XP, Vista (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit); Windows Server 2003, 2008; Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6
Hardware: USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port 1
Please Note:

Windows-based operating system with USB 3.0 hardware required for USB 3.0 data transfer rates; Works as a standard USB 2.0 device with Mac systems

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General
Mounting Portable
Power Requirements USB bus-powered
Environmental Requirements None
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5 x 0.6 x 3.4" (12.7 x 1.5 x 8.6cm)
Weight 0.41 lb (0.18kg)
Buffalo 500GB MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 HD-PEU3 Portable Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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