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

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

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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
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The 500GB 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 500GB 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
Allows you to create a RAM disk on your Windows PC which creates a small, but extremely fast environment to work on files in
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
Capacity 500GB
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
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 0.62" / 8.2 x 11.8 x 1.6cm
Weight 6.17 oz / 175g
Buffalo 500GB MiniStation Plus Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black)
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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