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BUFFALO MiniStation Plus 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - HD-PNT1.0U3B

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1 TB
  • High Performance USB 3.0
  • USB 3.0 supports backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • 256-bit hardware encryption available
  • Compact and lightweight shock proof chassis
  • Includes Buffalo Tools utility suite
  • Eco minded power management
  • Preformatted hard drive
  • Time Machine compatibility
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Technical Details

Size: 1 TB
  • USB Powered

Product Details

Size: 1 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 3.2 x 0.6 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005EJLFVK
  • Item model number: HD-PNT1.0U3B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 8, 2011

Product Description

Size: 1 TB

From the Manufacturer

MiniStation™ Plus offers high performance USB 3.0 portable storage in a compact and lightweight shock proof chassis. With USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, it works with nearly any PC or Mac®, providing interface speeds up to 5 Gbps*. MiniStation Plus occupies minimal space 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. With available 256-bit AES hardware encryption, you can easily protect your data from unwanted access by simply assigning a password. Included with MiniStation Plus is Buffalo's multipurpose Buffalo Tools utility suite designed to enhance Windows® PC performance and user experience, including TurboPC for 3X faster transfers. Store, back up and transport your content with SuperSpeed plug and play connectivity.


MiniStation™ Plus
HD-PNTU3


Features at a glance
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Connectivity
  • Shock Proof Chassis
  • Available Hardware Encryption
  • High Performance
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • 3X Faster than Competing Drives
Compact and Convenient

Designed for mobility, MiniStation Plus occupies minimal space and offers USB 3.0 powered mobile storage for your data and for your on-the-go lifestyle. MiniStation Plus is bus powered and it works with PC and Mac, so you can access your files from whichever computer you are on, even while on the move.

Shock Proof Chassis

Shock protection elements surround the hard drive, protecting it from accidental bumps and drops. Transport your content without worry of damage.

Shock Proof Chassis
Shock protection elements surround the hard drive, protecting it from accidental bumps and drops.
Available Hardware Encryption

Optional 256-bit AES Full Disk Encryption (FDE) protects your data from unauthorized access. Simply assign a password to the hard drive at setup and your data is shielded from wandering eyes.

USB 2.0 Compatibility

MiniStation Plus is fully backward compatible with USB 2.0 enabled desktop computers and notebooks. Simply plug the cable into the USB 2.0 port and you are connected � no additional hardware or cables are required.

TurboPC Enhancement

Utilizing the high speed RAM of your Windows PC, TurboPC can increase file transfer rates by up to 3X over competing USB 2.0 portable hard drives. TurboPC also includes TurboCopy which draws on additional system adjustments to increase performance substantially.

Up to 3X faster transfer rates
TurboPC increases file transfer rates by up to 3X over competing USB 2.0 portable hard drives. Values used for digital photos and mp3s are approximates with an average file size of 4 MB, based on typical length, compression and resolution.
Backup and Manage Your Files with Buffalo Tools!

Buffalo Tools is a feature-rich suite of optional software included on many Buffalo DriveStation and MiniStation storage products. Any or all of the following components of Buffalo Tools may be installed on Windows PCs.

  • Buffalo's Backup Utility: An easy-to-use and fully featured backup software for Windows PCs that can be used to back up one or multiple computers with a single Buffalo external hard drive.
  • ECO Manager: Energy efficiency tool conserves energy and reduces battery consumption by regulating the power usage of the hard drive, cutting power to the drive during extended periods of inactivity.
  • RAMDISK: A simple utility that allows you to create a RAM disk on your Windows PC, creating a small, but extremely fast environment to work on files in.
  • SecureLock: Windows software that provides complete control of the data encryption on your Buffalo external hard drive, providing password protection and software data encryption.

Other Key Features and Benefits:

  • Support for legacy USB 2.0 and SuperSpeed 3.0
  • Shock protection elements surround the hard drive, protecting it from damage
  • Super slim, lightweight chassis saves space for ultimate portability with a stylish, sophisticated design
  • Preformatted hard drive is ready for immediate use with Windows and Mac
  • Optional 256-bit AES Full Disk Encryption (FDE) protects your data from unauthorized access
  • Works with PC and Mac so you can connect to your computer for additional storage or backup of your music, photo, video and data files
  • USB Powered makes it a perfect companion for your laptop or netbook - no external power supply needed
  • Enhance the overall performance of your PC and increase file transfer rates up to 3X over USB 2.0 hard drives with TurboPC
  • Eco minded power management tool regulates power usage, conserving energy and reducing battery consumption
  • Buffalo's Backup Utility for automatic backup of your Windows PCs and Time Machine® support for continuous backup of your Mac computers
  • Works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer

The MiniStation Plus Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive HD-PNTU3 is backed by a two-year limited warranty and lifetime 24/7 US based technical support.

What's in the Box
MiniStation Plus Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive HD-PNTU3, USB 3.0 Cable, Quick Setup Guide, and Warranty Statement

* 5 Gbps 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.

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MiniStation Plus HD-PNTU3 USB 3.0
SuperSpeed USB 3.0    
USB 2.0
Integrated USB Cable Management      
Shock Absorption Technology    
Hardware Encryption Security    
Software Encryption Security  
Backup Software
Buffalo Tools Suite Included
TurboPC Performance Booster

Product Description

MiniStation Plus offers high performance USB 3.0 portable storage in a compact and lightweight shock proof chassis. With USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, it works with nearly any PC or Mac, providing interface speeds up to 5 Gbps. MiniStation Plus occupies minimal space 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. With available 256-bit AES hardware encryption, you can easily protect your data from unwanted access by simply assigning a password. Included with MiniStation Plus is Buffalo's multipurpose Buffalo Tools utility suite designed to enhance Windows PC performance and user experience, including TurboPC for 3X faster transfers. Store, back up and transport your content with SuperSpeed plug and play connectivity.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very stylish and small pocket size.
al
The drive ran fine for a couple of months then died suddenly.
Paul Allen
Needs no AC cord as it draws power from USB port.
St. Bernard

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By St. Bernard on September 3, 2012
Size Name: 1 TB
HD-PNTU3 MiniStation Plus review:

Excellent little hard drive!
Very compact and lightweight.
Needs no AC cord as it draws power from USB port.
Transfers files effortlessly! (drag & drop)
Can stick drive into pant pocket!

USB micro cable however is too short for some. I don't mind it so much as I stick it beneath my Belkin F8N044-023 Notebook CushTop Stand (Dark Sky/Pitch Black).

Light is nice to tell which mode is transferring (green = USB 2.0 blue = USB 3.0).
Buffalo uses a Seagate Momentus 5400 RPM hard drive (Samsung SpinPoint SATA 5400rpm 8 MB Cache 1 TB 2.5-Inch Hard Drive (M8 HN-M101MBB)).

Just format drive to remove unnecessary pre-installed software (Google Chrome, Picasa, Adobe Reader) and retain full drive space.
Keep in mind that 1 terrabyte equals to 931 gigabytes, so don't panic when you see that amount displayed.
Maximum transfer rate is 5 Gbps (480 Mbps - 2.0 mode).

My colleague purchased a Seagate FreeAgent 500 GB 3.5-Inch USB 2.0 Hard Drive ST305004FDA1E1-RK and is jealous of this one, as that needs to be plugged into an electrical outlet and is quite large.

Highly recommended!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By 4theRcord on February 6, 2012
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
All I can see is that it does what it says, and it performs it superbly. This hard drive feels solid and durable. The hard drive weighs about the same as a standard mobile hard drive that you would find in a laptop (I'm sure that is what it is). The best feature I can think of is the sheer speed in which data can be transferred. I was able to back up 250 gb of data and a system image in the span of a little over a half hour. I was regularly seeing transfer speeds of up to 240 mbs. All I can say is wow. Good job Buffalo.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Vanz on November 12, 2012
Size Name: 2 TB Verified Purchase
I have bought a Buffalo hard drive before which I loved, so I tried this one. It performed great, computer recognized it quickly, fast transfer speed of USB 3.0 until today.

It took quite some time, around 6 minutes for the computer to recognize the hard drive. When I tried to transfer some files, the hard drive started making clicking sounds. Then the transfer froze. On my 5th retry, an error of i/o popped up. Now I'm afraid that I would lose the data that I have already put on the hard drive. Hoping that I could transfer the files already on the hard drive to another backup hard drive..

Maybe I got a lemon hard drive, going to try to exchange for another one and see how that goes..
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Haris Sabanovic on September 15, 2012
Size Name: 1 TB
Bought the product after reading reviews. I was very excited when it came, good looking, fast... but it just stopped working after 6 months. Did not dropped it, hit it or shook it. IT JUST DIED.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By all_terrain on September 4, 2012
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
I purchased 4 of these hard drives in May 2012, all 4 have now failed. These were being used by as back up drives for users with laptops. I am still waiting to hear from Buffalo Tech support to see how they respond to my issue. I will post again when/if I hear from them.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By David Karow, M.D., Ph.D on December 25, 2012
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
STAY AWAY. This hard drive completely failed after a few months to the point where I couldn't even repair the disc or access my data with disc utility.

Upon contacting customer support, I expressed concern about sending a failed drive in for a replacement that contained sensitive data. They say there is nothing they could do about this and that I'd need to send the old drive in and trust that they would dispose of it.

What's worse...the replacement drive they sent is an older model that is way thicker than this one!!!! STAY AWAY.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hossclay on August 10, 2012
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
This has been a great HD.It is fast and was simple to install.Works good and I've had zero problems with it.I would recommend it to anyone.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jonnie on August 8, 2012
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
I purchased the Buffalo Technology MiniStation Plus 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive with Shock Protection HD-PNT1.OU3B (Black) after reviewing customer notes on the website. I was looking for a reliable portable hard drive to back-up my Mac Desk Top Computer's complete internal hard drive , with encryption on a bi-weekly basis.

The information provided about this Item, indicated that it was/ is Mac compatible. However, after receiving the item, and reading the instructions, it read that the encryption would only work with a PC.

I was ok. with this. Unfortunately, after speaking with Buffalo Technology's Technical Assistance on more than 2 occasions. It was impossible to stop the Hard Drive from attempting to encrypt after a very rapid back up process of less than 3 minutes for my entire Desktop Computers contents. The problem was that it, the Hard Drive , would immediately go into the encryption mode and it would get to 3/4ths of the way and continue to remain at that point for tow to three days.

So, Obviously, unless you're a tech wizard, who can figure out how to fix this issue, be aware that this Hard Drive, though Perfect for a PC owner. Extremely fast!, small, portable and with shock proof. It would be a great deal.

However for a Mac owner, Perhaps it's best to purchase a HardDrive made especially for Mac Computers.

Jonnie
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