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
- 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!