DriveStation Axis USB 3.0 Hard Drive
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DriveStation™ Axis
USB 3.0 Storage and Backup Designed to Fit Anywhere

DriveStation™ Axis is an easy to use 1-drive USB 3.0 storage and backup solution for PC and Mac® computers. Set it upright or lay it flat for easy placement just about anywhere.

  • 1-Drive
  • USB 3.0
  • Vertical and Horizontal Orientation
  • Works with Wii U
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EASY TO USE USB 3.0 STORAGE DESIGNED TO FIT ANYWHERE

DriveStation™ Axis is an easy to use 1-drive USB 3.0 storage solution for PC and Mac computers. Instantly expand storage or schedule automatic backups with USB 3.0/2.0 plug and play connectivity.


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EASY TO USE STORAGE

With terabytes of storage, DriveStation Axis provides reliable, easy to use storage for your PC or Mac® computer. Quickly expand the capacity of your computer for your favorite music, photos, videos and more.

The simple USB 3.0/2.0 interface offers plug and play setup and universal connectivity.


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EASY SCHEDULED BACKUP

DriveStation Axis is perfect for backing up your important files. Disaster and hard drive failures can occur unexpectedly; don't leave your important files and treasured memories in the hands of chance. Schedule regular backups for your PC with Buffalo Backup Utility or use Time Machine for your Mac. Protect all of your data, down to the last byte.


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UNIQUE FORM FITS ANYWHERE

DriveStation Axis features a sleek, attractive chassis that can be positioned vertically or horizontally, adapting to the location it is used in for efficient use of space. Stand it upright on your home office desktop or lay it flat below your TV as part of your media center.


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WII U HARD DRIVE

Easily expand the storage capacity of your Wii U gaming system to save game data and downloadable software with this Wii hard drive. DriveStation Axis has been tested to work with Wii U, offering compatible, reliable Wii U storage.


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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 is an easy-to-use and fully 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 is an energy efficiency tool used to conserve energy and reduce battery consumption by regulating the power usage of the hard drive, cutting power to the drive during extended periods of inactivity. 
  • 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.
Internal Hard Drives
Number of Drives 1
Drive Interface SATA 3 Gb/s
Hard Drive Capacities 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 4 TB
USB Interface
Standard Compliance USB 3.0 / 2.0
Connector Type Type A
Number of Ports 1
Data Transfer Rates Max. 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0), Max. 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
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Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.5 x 4.8 x 7.5 in
Weight 2.1 lbs
Operating Environment 41-95°
Power Consumption 18 W (Max)
Power Supply AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz
Client OS Support Windows® 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Mac OS® X 10.5 or later*†

*Only basic external hard drive funcionality is supported in these operating systems, some included utilities may not work.

†The HDD default format is NTFS; to work with Mac, reformat the HDD using Mac Disk Utility.

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FAQs

Can I replace the hard drive in DriveStation Axis USB 3.0 by myself?

DriveStation Axis USB 3.0 comes equipped with a hard drive installed. It is not designed for nor does it support user hard drive replacement. Doing so will void the product warranty. The internal hard drive is a standard 3.5"

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Can I use DriveStataion Axis USB 3.0 with a PC or Mac®?

DriveStation Axis USB 3.0 can be used with PC and Mac computers out of the box with no installation or formatting necessary. However, the Buffalo Tools and the hardware encryption feature only work on Windows® PCs.

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How does TurboPC work?

DriveStation Axis USB 3.0 features Buffalo Tools and TurboPC. TurboPC also includes the TurboCopy component. Together, these two pieces of Windows® software enhance the USB connection between your PC and the drive and adds an additional file manager tool for copying files quicker. By utilizing the PC's high-speed RAM, data can be transferred much more efficiently and quickly. Depending on the environment, TurboPC and Turbo Copy can provide file transfers over twice as fast. On average, gains up to 4X are typical.

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Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 213.67 KB
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2013-07-09 1.20 Windows Firmware Update for all models
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
TXT 1.13 KB
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2013-06-03 1.42 Windows Readme for DriveNavigator (3 and 4TB models ONLY)
TXT 1.15 KB
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2013-06-03 1.41 Windows Readme for DriveNavigator (1.0 and 2.0TB)
PDF 1.39 MB
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2012-12-14 35012854 ver.01   User's Manual
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 4.09 MB
Serial Number Required »
2013-01-16 1.17 Windows Backup Utility
ZIP 11.91 MB
Serial Number Required »
2013-01-16 1.12 Windows TurboPC EX
ZIP 4.56 MB
Serial Number Required »
2013-01-16 3.25 Windows RAMDisk Utility
ZIP 312.39 KB
Serial Number Required »
2013-01-16 1.07 Windows Buffalo Tools Launcher
ZIP 382.93 KB
Serial Number Required »
2013-01-16 1.02 Windows Disk Formatter2 Utility
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 88.28 MB
Serial Number Required »
2013-06-03 1.42 Windows Drivenavigator is for the 3 & 4TB versions only.
ZIP 87.94 MB
Serial Number Required »
2013-06-03 1.41 Windows This version of Drive Navigator is for the 1.0TB and 2.0TB versions of the HD-LBU3.
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
TXT 1.30 KB
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2013-07-09 1.20 Windows Readme for firmware update version 1.20
TXT 644.00 B
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2013-01-16 1.17 Windows Readme for Backup Utility
TXT 561.00 B
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2013-01-16 1.12 Windows Readme for TurboPC EX
TXT 865.00 B
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2013-01-16 3.25 Windows Readme for RAMDisk Utility
TXT 577.00 B
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2013-01-16 1.07 Windows Readme for Buffalo Tools Launcher
PDF 1.09 MB
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2013-01-16 1.02 Windows Readme for Disk Formatter2
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
PDF 4.97 MB
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