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.
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 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.
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.
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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