Buffalo’s DriveStation™ is an easy to use 1-drive storage and backup solution. It features a sleek, attractive chassis with noise reduction technology and flexible positioning. Simply plug it into a USB device for an easy addition of storage and backup.



The DriveStation is an easy to use, 1-drive storage solution for the easy addition of external storage to any device using a USB port. With USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, DriveStation works with almost any PC or Mac computer and provides interface speeds up to 5 Gbps.


  • 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
  • Sleek chassis can be positioned vertically or horizontally for efficient use of space

easy to use storageEASY TO USE STORAGE
With terabytes of storage, DriveStation provides a reliable, easy to use storage solution to quickly expand the capacity of your PC and Mac computers with universal USB 3.0 plug-and-play.

easy scheduled backupEASY SCHEDULED BACKUP
DriveStation 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. Protect all of your data, down to the last byte.

flexible positioningFLEXIBLE POSITIONING
DriveStation features a sleek, attractive chassis that can be positioned vertically or horizontally, adapting to the location it is used in for efficient use of space. Stand it upright on your home office desktop or lay it flat below your TV as part of your media center.

Buffalo Tools is a feature-rich suite of optional software included on the Buffalo DriveStation. 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 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 Gbps
Hard drive sizes 2 TB, 3 TB, 4 TB

USB Interface

Standards compliance USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Data transfer rate 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.


Dimensions (L x W x H) 7.36 x 1.53 x 4.72 in
Weight 2.03 lbs
Power consumption Max 18W
Power supply AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
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 10.6 or later*
Box Contents

Quick Setup Guide
USB 3.0 Cable
AC Adapter
Warranty Statement

* The HDD default format is NTFS; to work with Mac, reformat the HDD using Mac Disk Utility. Only basic external hard drive functionality is supported with this operating system; some included utilities may not work.



    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2016-25-04 Quick Start Guide for HD-LCU3
2016-25-04 User Manual for HD-LCU3
2016-25-04 Drive Formatting Guide for HD-LCU3
0.605 KB 2016-25-04 1.35 Windows TurboPC EX Readme
2016-25-04 Windows User Guide for ecoManager for HD-LCU3
0.644 KB 2016-25-04 1.17 Windows Readme for Backup Utility
1.09 MB 2016-25-04 1.02 Windows Readme for Disk Formatter2
2016-25-04 2.38 Windows SecureLock Mobile Manual


    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
12.15 MB 2016-25-04 1.35 Windows TurboPC EX
2016-25-04 1.51 Windows ecoManager for HD-LCU3
4.09 MB 2016-25-04 1.17 Windows Backup Utility
383.27 KB 2016-25-04 1.20 Windows Disk Formatter2 Utility
2016-25-04 2.38 Windows SecureLock Mobile v 2.38


DriveStation™ 2 TB

  • - 2

DriveStation™ 3 TB

  • - 3

DriveStation™ 4 TB

  • - 4