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Buffalo Technology DriveStation 500 GB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 2.0 HD-CX500U2 (Glossy Black)

by BUFFALO

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  • Hardware disk encryption with capability to enable and disable
  • Supports USB2.0/2.2 for simple connection for automatic recognition
  • Easy Setup-DriveStation does not require drivers-Plug and Play!
  • AutoPower Feature to conserve energy-DriveStation automatically turns on and off with your PC
  • SecureLockWare offers two security options: Entire Drive encryption or encrypt individual file or folder.
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: BUFFALO
  • Model: HD-CX500U2
  • Hard Disk Size: 500.0 GB

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.8 x 6.9 inches ; 2.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002IYDEMW
  • Item model number: HD-CX500U2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

Buffalo Technology's DriveStation is dependable, near-silent, and easy to install. DriveStation flawlessly stores your photo, music, and movie collections. Affordable storage capacities mean you will never run out of room. With added Memeo and hardware encryption you can rest assured that all of your valuable files are backed up and safe. Plus, you can do all of this and save energy! DriveStation's auto-power feature turns the drive on and off with your PC. User-friendly, and pocket-friendly DriveStation makes storage simple - just plug it in for instant use and on-the-spot satisfaction. Memeo AutoSync software automatically syncs your DriveStation with your PC or Mac, keeping your files up to date. Optionally, you can turn on the integrated hardware encryption feature to automatically encrypt the data on your drive. EZ-Logon ensures that you only have to enter your password once. TurboUSB speeds up your USB data transfer rates, especially when using it with Windows XP.

From the Manufacturer

DriveStation HD-CXU2 is an easy-to-use external storage solution that offers optional 256-bit AES hardware encryption to securely store your photo, music, movie and data files, so you can rest assured that your data is protected from prying eyes.

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Secure Data Storage in an Instant

Designed with security in mind, DriveStation HD-CXU2 is equipped with optional, government grade 256-bit AES hardware encryption, keeping your PC files completely secure from unwanted access whether your drive is lost or stolen. It offers a simple way to store, back up and protect your important data, from music, movies and photos to sensitive business and financial documents. Plus, DriveStation HD-CXU2 is preformatted for use; there is no installation or formatting necessary. Simply power the hard drive, plug the USB cable it into your computer and you are ready to go.

Fast File Transfers

Designed for your Windows computer, Buffalo’s TurboUSB improves file transfer performance by up to 20% when compared to competing USB 2.0 external hard drives.

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Organize Your Photos with Picasa™

DriveStation HD-CXU2 comes equipped with Picasa, a free photo editing tool from Google. With Picasa, you can organize and edit your digital photos, create online photo albums and then share your favorites with family and friends. And, it is free to use!

Key Features and Benefits
  • Hardware Disk Encryption: Optional 256-bit AES Full Disk Encryption (FDE) keeps your data secure and protected from unauthorized access
  • Connect and Go: Ready to use out of the box - no drivers to install!
  • EZ Logon for Windows®: E-Z Logon can remember your encryption password on your computer for automatic logon
  • Energy Efficient: Auto Power feature powers the DriveStation on and off with your PC or other host device
  • Fast File Transfers: TurboUSB for Windows increases file transfer rates by up to 20% on Windows PCs
  • Back Up Your Files: Memeo® AutoBackup software automatically backs up your computer, protecting your data
  • Time Machine® Compatibility: Works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac® computer
  • Picasa™ Photo Organizing Software: Organize and share your photos with family and friends on the Web - it’s free and easy!
  • Cross-Platform Support Connects via USB on any PC or Mac

DriveStation HD-CXU2 is backed by a one-year limited warranty and lifetime 24/7 US-based technical support.

What’s in the Box

DriveStation HD-CXU2, Quick Setup Guide, USB 2.0 Cable, AC Adapter, Warranty Statement



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. DeMent on March 24, 2010
Size Name: 1.5 TB
I'm a photographer and picked this up because I have a ton of storage needs. My computer has a low amount of space on it, so I put all of my clients' images on it while I'm working on them. Once I'm done, I store them on a much larger Buffalo TeraStation that's attached to my network. The file transfer speed is around 25MB/sec, which is better than what I've seen on other USB drives that I've owned. In Lightroom and Photoshop, I don't notice any kind of slowdown, and everything seems to move seamlessly within my system. I'd definitely recommend it to my friends, and I'll probably pick up another one when they come out with higher capacities.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer on March 7, 2010
Size Name: 1 TB
I've had this baby for nearly two years now, and for the most part, it's fantastic. There's an optional TurboBoost enhancement, which transfers data at 20 mbs on occasion. (It's far from the 480 mbs advertised, but still one of the better rates I've seen personally.) It's also lightweight, attractive and compact on your desktop, turns off automatically when disconnected from the computer to conserve energy, and is priced well to boot. Unfortunately, it requires its own power supply, which can be very annoying when you need to bring your data with you on the go. Don't buy this device if that's what you need it for.

3 stars is for crashing once (after about 6 months of use). Thx to data recovery software and a LOT of man hours, I was able to save *most* of what was stored--nearly 1 whole tb of files. The whole process took up an entire weekend. After that, I reformatted the drive and haven't had a problem since. Out the 8 similar hard drives I've owned...this and an acomdata drive (which recently died on me after 6 years) were the only ones to fail like this!If not for the crash, though, this would easily be my fave desktop hard drive...and remains my go to storage device. Just be sure you have at least two backups of important files!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Roy C. Myers on May 19, 2010
Size Name: 500 GB
This hard drive was advertised as "ready to use out of the box" but it took me many hours and many discussions with the experts, including the tech support folks, to get it to work. The manual (paper and electronic) was very sparse and not very helpful. I followed the instructions exactly (as far as they went), but could not download anything. Finally, I learned that I had to load something called "Memeo" to get things going. "Memeo" was supposed to load during setup but that never happened. Then I was told to find it on the Internet and load it. After many, many attempts I got everything loaded and the system works (as far as I can tell). I fully realize that I lack a lot of computer skills, but this was supposed to be a "connect and go" experience. It was far from it. There are many backup hard drives on the market. I would recommend one with adequate instructions and ease of use.
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