DriveStation™ Axis Velocity 

DriveStation Axis Velocity is an easy to use, high speed 1-drive USB 3.0 solution designed for simple and secure storage and backup. Equipped with a high speed 7200 RPM hard drive and USB 3.0 support, DriveStation Axis Velocity boasts extremely fast file transfers and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 for use with nearly any PC or Mac®.



The DriveStation Axis Velocity provides reliable storage for your Mac or PC. With a high speed hard drive, it boasts extremely fast file transfer speeds. Optional 256-bit AES hardware encryption offers excellent data protection and its unique design allows for easy placement just about anywhere. Instantly expand storage or schedule automatic backups with universal plug and play connectivity.


  • 7200 RPM hard drive for extremely fast file transfers
  • Optional 256-bit AES hardware encryption provides an extra level of data protection
  • USB 3.0 offers universal connectivity for PC and Mac computers
  • Schedule automatic backups for your PC 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
  • Standard 2-Year Warranty Included


Equipped with a high speed 7200 RPM hard drive and USB 3.0 support, DriveStation Axis Velocity boasts extremely fast file transfers and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 for use with nearly any PC or Mac.


Optional 256-bit AES Full Disk Encryption (FDE) protects your data from unauthorized access. Simply assign a password to the hard drive at setup and your data is shielded from wandering eyes.


DriveStation Axis Velocity 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. It's fan-less design offers quiet operation for easy placement just about anywhere.


With terabytes of storage, DriveStation Axis Velocity 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.


DriveStation Axis Velocity 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.


Buffalo Tools is a feature-rich suite of optional software included on the Buffalo DriveStation Axis Velocity. 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 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 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 Standard 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) 7.44 x 1.52 x 4.83 in
Weight 2.09 lbs
Power consumption Max 18W
Power supply AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
Client OS support Windows® 10
Windows® 8.1 (32bit/64bit)
Windows® 8 (32bit/64bit)
Windows® 7 (32bit/64bit)
Windows Vista® (32bit/64bit)
Windows® XP
Windows® RT 8.1 (32bit/64bit)
Windows® Server 2012 R2 (64bit)
Windows® Server 2012 (64bit)
Windows® Server 2008 R2 (64bit)
Windows® Server 2008 (32bit/64bit)
Windows® Server 2003 R2 (32bit/64bit)
Windows® Server 2003 (32bit/64bit)
Mac OS X® 10.5 or later*
Box Contents

DriveStation Axis Velocity
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 35012152-1 HDLXU3 Quick Start Guide
2016-05-05 User's Manual for DriverStation Axis Velocity HD-LXU3
2016-25-04 .01 User's Manual for External USB HDD
2016-25-04 35011921-3 HD-LXU3 Format Guide
2016-25-04 35010950-5 SecureLockModile User's Manual
2016-25-04 35011277-4 HD-LXU3 RamDisk Utility Guide
1.09 MB 2016-25-04 1.02 Windows Readme for Disk Formatter2
2016-25-04 35011275-4 HD-LXU3 Backup Utility Manual
2016-25-04 35010960-6 HD-LXU3 EcoManager Guide
2016-25-04 35012239-1 HD-LXU3 Turbo PC EX Guide
2016-25-04 1.20 Readme for CD image
2019-23-01 1.34 Windows Readme for DriveNavigator for HD-LXU3


    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2019-23-01 1.34 CD image for HD-LXU3
2019-23-01 1.23 Windows SecureLock Manager Easy
4.56 MB 2016-25-04 3.25 Windows RAMDisk Utility
383.27 KB 2016-25-04 1.20 Windows Disk Formatter2 Utility
4.09 MB 2016-25-04 1.17 Windows Backup Utility
2016-05-05 1.43 Windows Eco Manager for DriveStation Axis Velocity HD-LXU3
12.15 MB 2016-25-04 1.35 Windows TurboPC EX
312.39 KB 2016-25-04 1.07 Windows Buffalo Tools Launcher


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