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MiniStation™
Simple Portable Storage & Backup

MiniStation™ offers high speed USB 3.0 bus-powered portable storage in a compact and lightweight chassis. With USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, it works with nearly any PC or Mac®, providing interface speeds up to 5 Gbps*.

  • Plug-and-play setup provides easy to use storage and backup
  • USB 3.0 offers universal connectivity for PC and Mac computers
  • Schedule automatic backups for PC computers with Buffalo Backup Utility
  • Time Machine® support offers scheduled backups for protecting Mac computers
  • Compact design makes it easy to take your files on the go
1 TB / HD-PCF1.0U3BB
2 TB / HD-PCF2.0U3GB
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PRODUCT FEATURES

 

USB 3.0/2.0 Compatibility EASY TO USE STORAGE

MiniStation provides reliable, easy to use portable storage to quickly expand the capacity of your PC or Mac computer with universal USB 3.0 plug-and-play.


scheduled backupEASY SCHEDULED BACKUP

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.


Buffalo tools BUFFALO TOOLS

Buffalo Tools is a feature-rich suite of optional software included on Buffalo's MiniStation. Any or all of the following components of Buffalo Tools may be installed on Windows PCs.

  • Buffalo's Backup Utility is a 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 helps to conserve energy and reduce battery consumption by regulating the power usage of the hard drive.
  • 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 Gbps
Hard Drive Sizes 1 TB, 2 TB
USB Interface
Standards Compliance USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Data Transfer Rates 5 Gbps* (USB 3.0)
480 Mbps* (USB 2.0)
Connector Type Micro B
Number of Ports 1
* 480 Mbps and 5 Gbps are the maximum transfer rates derived from the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 2.0 and 3.0. Actual transfer rates will vary depending upon environmental factors. Data rates, features and performance may vary based on the configuration of your system and other factors.
Other
Dimensions (L x W x H) 4.53 x 2.99 x 0.55 in (HD-PCF1.0U3BB)
4.53 x 2.99 x 0.76 in (HD-PCF2.0U3GB)
Weight 6.52 oz (HD-PCF1.0U3BB)
8.46 oz (HD-PCF2.0U3GB)
Power Consumption Max 4.5W
Power Supply DC 5 V (USB powered)
Client OS Support Windows® 10
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*
Box Contents MiniStation, USB 3.0 Cable, Warranty Statement

*Only basic external hard drive functionality is supported with this operating system; 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

Do I need any software to use my MiniStation or DriveStation?

Buffalo external USB storage devices do not require any software to use as an external hard drive in Windows or Mac. The Buffalo Tools suite of software is optional software that provides performance enhancing technologies, backup, and encryption amongst other features. To use these features, software components must be used.

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Do I need to format my DriveStation or MiniStation before I can use it?

All Buffalo DriveStation and MiniStation products come preformatted and are ready to use. It can also be reformatted to NTFS or HFS+ easily from any Windows® or Mac computer.

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Do the MiniStation devices work with Mac OS?

Yes, all MiniStation devices support Mac OS X. However, many components of Buffalo Tools may not work in Mac OS. By default MiniStation is formatted for use in Windows. It requires formatting by Mac OS by using Mac's included "Disk Utility" software (Inside the Utilities folders in Applications). Also, there is 3rd party software for Mac OS that allows Mac to support NTFS.

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Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
HTM 96.00 B
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2016-06-29     Manuals and Quick Setup Guide for MiniStation
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 92.81 MB
Serial Number Required »
2013-07-29 1.10   DriveStation for Ministation Slim
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
TXT 577.00 B
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2013-01-16 1.07 Windows Readme for Buffalo Tools Launcher

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