The black MiniStation Plus 500GB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive from Buffalo offers high-speed USB 3.0 portable storage in a compact and lightweight chassis. With bus-powered USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, this hard drive works with nearly any PC or Mac and offers quick plug-and-play setup. The MiniStation hard drive is easy to transport and it’s USB powered so there are no additional cables to manage and no need for a separate power source; simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road. Included with the MiniStation hard drive is Buffalo’s multipurpose Buffalo Tools utility suite designed to enhance Windows PC performance and user experience, including TurboPC for up to 4X faster transfers. Additionally, you can use this hard drive with Buffalo Backup Utility (included) or Time Machine to back up your important information and memories. Store, back up, and transport your content with SuperSpeed connectivity.
USB 3.0/2.0 Compatibility
The MiniStation hard drive features SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with interface speeds up to 5 Gb/s and is fully backward compatible with USB 2.0. Simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road. The preformatted hard drive requires no driver or software installation and is ready for immediate use.
Utilizing the high-speed RAM of your Windows PC, TurboPC can increase file transfer rates by up to 2X over competing USB 3.0 portable hard drives by making system adjustments to increase performance substantially.
Compact and Convenient
Designed for mobility, the MiniStation hard drive occupies minimal space and offers USB 3.0 bus-powered mobile storage for your data and for your on-the-go lifestyle. It works with PC and Mac, so you can access your files from whichever computer you are on, even while on the go.
Buffalo Tools Media Storage Capacity
Buffalo's Backup Utility is a featured backup software for Windows PCs and can be used to back up one or multiple computers with a single Buffalo external hard drive.
eco Manager helps to conserve energy and reduce battery consumption by regulating the power usage of the hard drive.
RAMDISK is a simple utility that allows you to create a RAM disk on your Windows PC which creates a small, but extremely fast environment to work on files in.
SecureLock software for Windows provides complete control of the data encryption on your Buffalo external hard drive, providing password protection and software data encryption.
In the Box
Buffalo MiniStation Plus 500GB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black)
USB 3.0 Cable
Buffalo Backup Utility Software
Limited 1-Year Warranty
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USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
SATA 3 Gbps
Data Transfer Rates
Maximum 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0), Maximum 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)