Ultra-Slim 7mm HDD
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MiniStation™ Slim
Ultra-Slim 7mm Portable Hard Drive

MiniStation™ Slim offers easy to use, plug and play storage and back up for your PC and Mac computers in a lightweight, portable form. Its sleek aluminum body offers a stylish yet durable  solution to securely take your files on-the-go.

  • USB 3.0
  • Ultra-Slim Form
  • Sleek Aluminum Body
  • 7mm Hard Drive
  • Plug-and-Play
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Ultra Slim Portable Hard Drive


MiniStation Slim is a high performance USB 3.0 portable storage solution in a compact and contemporary form. Utilizing a 7mm HDD and a sleek aluminum body, MiniStation Slim drive features a remarkably thin and durable lightweight chassis, ideal for users on the go. With USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 3.0, MiniStation Slim works with nearly any PC or Mac®; simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road. Store, back up and transport your content with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 plug and play connectivity.

USB 2.0 Compatible


MiniStation Slim features SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with interface speeds up to 5 Gbps and is fully backward compatible with USB 2.0. Simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road. The preformatted hard drive requires no driver or software installation and is ready for immediate use.

Compact Design


With a 7mm HDD profile, MiniStation Slim occupies minimals space and is designed for mobility, offering USB 3.0 bus-powered mobile storage for your data and for your on-the-go lifestyle. It works with PC and Mac, so you can access your files from whichever computer you are on, even while on the go.

Turbo PC


Utilizing the high speed RAM of your Windows PC, TurboPC can increase file transfer rates by up to 2X over competing USB 3.0 portable hard drives by making system adjustments to increase performance substantially.

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
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.11 x 0.35 x 4.53 in
Weight 4.9 oz
Power Supply DC 5 V (USB powered)
Power Consumption Max 3.1 W
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*†
What's in the Box MiniStation Slim, USB 3.0 Cable, Quick Setup Guide, Warranty

*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.

USB Specifications
Standard Compliance USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Connector Type Micro-B type
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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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.

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.

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.

Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 92.81 MB
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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
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
PDF 889.86 KB
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2014-03-04     Quick Setup Guide for HD-PUSU3