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DriveStation™ Axis LED - HD-LEMU2

Buffalo's DriveStation Axis™ LED USB 2.0 Hard Drive HD-LEMU2 is an easy to use external hard drive for the easy addition of external storage to any device using a USB port. DriveStation Axis LED features a sleek, attractive chassis with integrated capacity meter conveniently displayed on the front of the unit. The device can be positioned vertically or horizontally, adapting to the location it is used in for efficient use of space.

It comes equipped with Buffalo Tools, a feature-rich suite of tools designed to enhance computer performance and the day-to-day digital life of PC consumers. With Buffalo Tools, users can boost file transfer performance by up to 180% using TurboPC, conserve energy and battery consumption by utilizing ECO Manager and perform PC backup with the easy to use Backup Utility. DriveStation Axis LED is the perfect solution for expanding storage or backing up your computer.

Adaptable Positioning: Product designed to be positioned horizontally or vertically for ultimate flexibility and versatility in any environment
Connect & Go: Preformatted hard drive is ready to use out of the box – no formatting or installation required; simply plug it in to any USB
Works with PC and Mac®: Connect to your computer for additional storage or backup of your music, photo, video and data files
Capacity Meter: Integrated LED capacity meter shows how much room is left on the hard drive for storage or backup.
Buffalo Tools: Use Buffalo Tools to enhance PC and transfer performance and to back up your important digital assets
Fanless Design: Allows for quiet operation, perfect for home media centers and game rooms
TurboPC Utility: Enhance the overall performance of your Windows PC and increase file transfer rates up to 180%* over competing USB 2.0 hard drives
Back Up Your Files: Buffalo’s Backup Utility automatically backs up your Windows PC, protecting your data
Time Machine® Compatibility: Works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer
Eco Manager: Eco minded power management tool regulates power usage, conserving energy and battery consumption
Flexible Positioning

Designed to fit anywhere, the DriveStation Axis LED can be positioned either vertically or horizontally for ultimate flexibility. The sleek, attractive chassis can be adapted to the location and looks good on a desk or as part of a home entertainment system.
LED Capacity Meter

The DriveStation Axis LED features an integrated capacity meter conveniently displayed on the front of the unit.  Green and red LEDs let you know at a glance how much capacity you have left.  Capacity meter supports FAT32 and HFS+ without software while NTFS is supported when connected to Windows PCs running an included utility.
TurboPC Enhancement
Utilizing the high speed RAM of your Windows PC, TurboPC can increase file transfer rates by up to 180% over competing USB 2.0 portable hard drives*. TurboPC also includes TurboCopy which draws on additional system adjustments to increase performance substantially.

Backup and Manage Your Data 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 and 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 which creates 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.
Internal Hard Drives
Number of Drives 1
Drive Interface SATA 3 Gb/s
USB Interface
Standard Compliance USB 2.0
Connector Type B type
Number of Ports 1 USB
Data Transfer Rates Max. 480 Mb/s
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.5 x 4.8 x 7.5 in
Weight 2.1 lbs
Operating Environment (Fahrenheit) 41-95°
Client OS Support Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Mac OS® X 10.4 - 10.6
Power Consumption (Watts) 18 W (Max)
Power Supply AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz
*Only basic external hard drive functionality is supported in these operating systems, some included utilities may not work.
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Can I encrypt data on DriveStation Axis LED?

DriveStation Axis LED supports SecureLock Software Encryption for Windows PCs. SecureLock allows users to encrypt the device using software and processing power from the Windows PC, preventing access to hard drive's data without the specified password.

Can I replace the hard drives in DriveStation Axis LED by myself?

DriveStation Axis LED 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"

Can I use a longer USB cable with DriveStation Axis LED?

Yes, DriveStation Axis LED features a standard USB connection and supports use with user supplied USB cables.

Do I need any other software to use DriveStation Axis LED?

DriveStation Axis LED does not require any software to use as an external hard drive in Windows or Mac. The Buffalo Tools suite is optional software that provides performance enhancing technologies, backup and encryption amongst other features. To use these features, software components must be installed.

Do I need any software to use the capacity meter on DriveStation Axis LED?

The DriveStation Axis LED capacity meter supports FAT32 and HFS+ file systems without any software. NTFS is also supported after installing an included utility on the host machine. Other file systems are not supported by the capacity meter, but raw drive functionality will work on any file system.

Does DriveStation Axis LED support Apple Time Machine?

Yes, DriveStation Axis LED supports Time Machine.

Does DriveStation Axis LED work with Mac OS?

Yes, DriveStation Axis LED supports Mac OS X. However, components of Buffalo Tools may not work in Mac OS.

How does the capacity meter work on DriveStation Axis LED?

The DriveStation Axis LED capacity meter utilizes four LEDs to quickly show the available storage space of the device with each LED representing 25% of the total capacity. When the drive is empty, the capacity meter displays all four LEDs lit green, similar to a car with a full gasoline tank. As capacity is consumed, the LEDs turn off in 25% increments (e.g. when 25% capacity is used, 3 LEDs will be visible, when 50%, 2 LEDs and so on). At 10% remaining capacity, four red LEDs are displayed. The red LEDs will then turn off on 2.5% increments (e.g. if there is 2 red LEDs, 5% capacity is remaining).

How fast is the hard drive inside DriveStation Axis LED?

DriveStation Axis LED features, at minimum, a high-speed 5,400rpm SATA hard drive. USB 2.0 interfaces are considerably slower than hard drive speeds so the need for higher speed hard drives is not necessary. Higher speed hard drives produce more heat and use more power; 5,400 rpm was optimally chosen for reliability, performance and power utilization.

Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
TXT 852.00 B
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2012-03-14 1.20   Readme for CD-Image
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 94.20 MB
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2012-03-14 1.02   CD Image for the HD-LEMU2