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BUFFALO MiniStation Plus 500 GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - HD-PNT500U3B
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Back up 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.
    • TurboPC: Performance enhancement utility providing up to 2x transfer speeds over regular USB 2.0 connections 
  • Other Key Features and Benefits

    • Compatible with USB 2.0 and 3.0: Support for legacy USB 2.0 and SuperSpeed 3.0 
    • Compact and Lightweight: Super slim, lightweight chassis saves space for ultimate portability with a stylish, sophisticated design 
    • 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
    • Hardware Disk Encryption: Optional 256-bit AES Full Disk Encryption (FDE) protects your data from unauthorized access
    • Connect & Go: Preformatted hard drive is ready for immediate use with Windows and Mac
    • Buffalo's Backup Utility: Easy-to-use and comprehensive backup software for Windows
    • USB Powered: Perfect companion for your laptop or netbook - No external power supply needed
    • Time Machine® Compatibility: Works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer
    • Eco-Minded: Included eco Manager conserves energy by cutting power to the hard drive during extended periods of inactivity
    • 2-Year Warranty and Lifetime 24/7 US Based Support
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