DriveStation Combo 4 PC / Mac Backup
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DriveStation™ Combo 4
Multi-Interface Storage with 4 Connection Methods

DriveStation™ Combo 4 is an easy to use 1-drive storage and PC and Mac® backup solution created with universal connectivity in mind. Use one of four connection methods to connect to your PC or Mac.

  • 1-Drive
  • USB 2.0 | eSATA | FW400 | FW800
  • Fanless Design
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EASY TO USE MULTI-INTERFACE STORAGE DESIGNED TO FIT ANYWHERE

DriveStation™ Combo 4 is an easy to use 1-drive storage solution for PC and Mac computers that combines four interface connections. Instantly expand storage or schedule automatic PC or Mac backups with plug and play connectivity. With 4 ways to connect and terabytes of storage, users can transfer and store tons of digital content swiftly and securely.


Multi-interface

VERSATILE AND FAST

Designed with universal connectivity in mind, the DriveStation Combo 4 is equipped with four interfaces for speed, compatibility and convenience. USB 2.0 offers a standard connection for every computer, while FireWire 400/800 provides faster speeds, perfect for Mac users and for graphic design and photo and video editing. Also available is an eSATA connection for high-speed data transfers, perfect for creative professionals.


PC and Mac

EASY TO USE STORAGE

With terabytes of storage, DriveStation Combo 4 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.


Backup

EASY SCHEDULED PC & MAC BACKUP

DriveStation Combo 4 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 backups. Protect all of your data, down to the last byte.


Buffalo Tools

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. 
  • TurboPC includes two components to enhance file transfer performance with external hard drives. It also includes TurboCopy which provides additional system adjustments to increase performance substantially. 
  • 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
Interface
Number of Ports 5
Port Types 1 Mini USB, 1 6-pin IEEE1394a, 2 9-pin IEEE1394b*, 1 eSATA**
*IEEE1394b (FireWire 800) is supported for use with Mac systems only.**eSATA is supported for use with Windows PC only.
Other
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.5 x 5 x 9 in
Weight 51.4 oz
Power Consumption (Watts) 17 W (Max)
Client OS Support Windows® 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Windows®2000, Windows Server® 2003*, Windows Server® 2008*, Mac OS® X 10.5 or later*†
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.

†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 drives in my DriveStation Combo4 by myself?

During the warranty period, please send the unit back to Buffalo Americas and we will replace any defective drives for you. If maintaining your warranty is no longer a concern, most 7200 rpm SATA drives from reputable manufacturers will work fine in the DriveStation. Because of thermal and power issues, the use of drives with speeds higher than 7200 rpm is not recommended.

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Do I need to format the DriveStation Combo4 before I can use it?

All Buffalo DriveStation products come preformatted and are ready to use.

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Is the DriveStationCombo4 compatible with Windows Server 2000, 2003 or 2008?

Yes. The DriveStation Combo4 works perfectly with Windows Server 2000, 2003 and 2008. However, some of the included software (Memeo AutoBackup) is not compatible with server versions of Windows.

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Will my DriveStation Combo4 work on my Mac?

Yes, the DriveStation Combo4 will work perfectly on your Mac with OS X 10.4.11 and later. However, keep in mind that the DriveStation is pre-formatted with a FAT32 file system. Certain Mac features (TimeMachine) will require that you re-format the DriveStation with your Mac for the HFS Plus file system.

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Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
PDF 3.28 MB
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2011-05-09 2.0   HD-HSQ Manual
TXT 611.00 B
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2011-03-08 2.00   Readme for DriveNavigator for HD-HSQ-V2 series.
PDF 2.46 MB
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2008-07-30 2.2   SecureLock Ware Manual
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 908.67 KB
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2010-03-23 2.40 Since MacOS X 10.4 TurboUSB for Mac - increases USB transfer speed
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 80.66 MB
Serial Number Required »
2011-03-08 2.00   DriveNavigator for HD-HSQ-V2 series.
ZIP 106.53 MB
Serial Number Required »
2008-11-10 1.0 Windows Intallation CD
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
PDF 4.97 MB
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2013-02-21      
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
PDF 2.07 MB
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2014-03-04     Quick Setup Guide for HD-HSQ

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