Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ultra-Slim Portable Hard Drive with TurboPC <br />
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MiniStation™ Cobalt USB 3.0 - HD-PEU3

MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 is the latest generation of Buffalo’s external storage solutions, delivering interface speeds 10 times faster than USB 2.0.  Designed for mobility, MiniStation Cobalt HD-PEU3 can store and move tons of photo, video, music and data files at previously unavailable speeds in a compact and lightweight form, perfect for travel. Plus, the Cobalt is backward-compatible with USB 2.0 and it works with PC and Mac®, so you can access your files from nearly any computer. Included with the Cobalt is Buffalo Tools, a feature-rich suite of PC performance enhancement tools. With Buffalo Tools, users can boost transfer performance by an additional 25% using TurboPC, conserve energy and battery consumption by utilizing ECO Manager and back up PCs with the easy to use Buffalo's Backup Utility. With a variety of capacities available, you can quickly back up massive amounts of important digital assets at super speeds.

This model is discontinued. See MiniStation Stealth USB 3.0 - HD-PCTU3.


· Compatible with USB 2.0 and 3.0: Support for legacy USB 2.0 and SuperSpeed USB 3.0
· Compact and Lightweight: Super-slim, lightweight design saves space for ultimate portability
· TurboPC for Windows®: Increase file transfer rates by up to 25% over competing USB 3.0 portable hard drives
· Connect and Go: Preformatted hard drive is ready for immediate use with Windows and Mac®
· Buffalo's Backup Utility: Easy-to-use comprehensive backup software for Windows PCs
· USB Powered: Perfect companion for your laptop or netbook - No external power supply needed
· Eco-Minded: Included ECO Manager conserves energy by cutting power to the hard drive during extended periods of inactivity
· Time Machine® Compatibility: Works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer
· Show your Style: Available in the ultra-sleek Blue Onyx color!

*5 Gbps is the maximum interface rate derived from the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0 and the ExpressCard. Actual transfer rate will vary depending upon environmental factors. Data rate, features and performance may vary based on the configuration of your system and other factors. For USB 3.0 transfer speeds, a USB 3.0 interface card (IFC-PCIE2U3 or IFC-EC2U3/UC) or USB 3.0 port is required. IFC-PCIE2U3 and IFC-EC2U3/UC are sold separately.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and TurboPC

Ideal for the active individual, MiniStation Cobalt HD-PEU3 can store and move tons of photo, video, music and data files at rapid speeds in a compact and lightweight form, designed for travel. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 offers maximum interface speeds of up to 5 Gbps*, an amazing 10 times faster than USB 2.0. you can boost performance by additional 25% using TurboPC.

Compact and Convenient 

Designed for mobility, the Cobalt’s compact contemporary design occupies minimal space and offers SuperSpeed USB 3.0 powered mobile storage for your data and for your on-the-go lifestyle. Plus, the Cobalt works with PC and Mac® so you can access your files from whichever computer you are on.




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 Specifications
Standard Compliance USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Connector Type 1 USB
Number of Ports 1
Interface Rates Max. 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0 mode), Max. 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0 Mode)
Other
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.0 x 3.4 x 0.6 in
Weight 6.5 oz
Power Supply DC 5V (USB powered)
Power Consumption 2.5 W (Max)
Client OS Support Windows® 7(32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Windows Server® 2003*, Windows Server® 2008*, Mac OS® X 10.4 - 10.6*
*Only basic external hard drive functionality is supported in these operating systems, some included utilities may not work.
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FAQs

Can I use a longer USB cable with MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0?

Yes, MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 features a standard USB 3.0 micro connection and supports use with user-supplied USB cables. Please note that USB 3.0 micro connections are different than USB 3.0 mini connections.

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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
TXT 663.00 B
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2011-03-08 1.20   Readme for DriveNavigator for HD-PEU3 Ver.1.20
PDF 2.03 MB
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2010-05-25     User's Manual for HD-PEU3
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 71.26 MB
Serial Number Required »
2010-05-24 1.00   Original Drive Contents for HD-PEU3
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 72.63 MB
Serial Number Required »
2011-03-08 1.20   DriveNavigator for HD-PEU3 Ver.1.20

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