MiniStation™ Extreme NFC 

MiniStation™ Extreme NFC is a rugged portable hard drive equipped with a unique wrap-around USB cable and secure hardware encryption. Built-in NFC technology allows users to unlock and access files on their hard drive using the included smartcard without having to remember a password.



MiniStation Extreme NFC is a rugged and secure portable storage and backup device equipped with a unique wrap-around USB cable, hardware encryption, and NFC technology.


  • Military spec shock protection absorbs and transfers shock away from the hard disk
  • IPX3 standard water resistance & IP5X standard dust resistance to ensure data is safe against the elements
  • NFC technology keeps data secure with included smart card
  • Integrated USB cable for convenient and easy plug in
  • Hardware encryption protects data from unauthorized access
  • 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


MiniStation Extreme NFC features U.S. Military Standard shock protection. Its ruggedized chassis and specialized internal bumpers absorb and transfer shock away from the hard disk due to accidental bumps and drops from up to 1.2 meters.


Ministation Extreme NFC adheres to the IPX3 standard for protection against water and the IP5X standard for protection against dust to ensure that your data is safe against the elements. Feel confident bringing this portable hard drive virtually everywhere you go.


Near field communication technology allows users to easily unlock the files on their MiniStation Extreme NFC hard drive using the included smart card without having to remember a password. It also protects valuable data from being accessed in the case of theft or loss of the hard drive.


MiniStation Extreme NFC features an integrated flex connect USB cable, ensuring you'll never search for or misplace your cable again. The cable neatly wraps around and attaches to the chassis for an all-in-one solution.


Automatic 256-bit AES Full Data Encryption (FDE) protects your data from unauthorized access. If your MiniStation Extreme NFC is ever lost, the data will be inaccessible to anyone besides the owner.


MiniStation Extreme NFC 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.


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 Buffalo's MiniStation Extreme NFC. 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.


Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.55 x 3.54 x 0.83 in
Weight 0.66 lbs
Power consumption Max 2.5W
Power supply DC 5 V (USB powered)
Client OS support Windows® 10
Windows® 8.1
Windows® 8
Windows® 7
Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows® RT8.1
Windows® RT
Mac OS® X 10.10, 10.9, 10.8
Included software TurboPC EX2, Backup Utility, Disk Formatter2, Lock and Go for NFC (defining)
*All software must be downloaded from Buffalo Americas website
Windows® support only
Box contents MiniStation Extreme NFC
USB 3.0 Cable (18 cm)
USB Extension Cable (50 cm)
Smart Card
Quick Setup Guide
Warranty Statement




    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2016-25-04 Manuals and Quick Start guides for the MiniStation Extreme NFC
2016-19-05 1.01 Manual for HD-PZN mode changer
1.09 MB 2016-25-04 1.02 Windows Readme for Disk Formatter2
0.605 KB 2016-25-04 1.35 Windows TurboPC EX Readme
0.644 KB 2016-25-04 1.17 Windows Readme for Backup Utility


    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2018-10-05 1.03 Windows Utility to change encryption mode of MiniStation NFC for Windows
2018-14-07 1.03 Mac Utility to change encryption mode of MiniStation NFC for Mac
383.27 KB 2016-25-04 1.20 Windows Disk Formatter2 Utility
12.15 MB 2016-25-04 1.35 Windows TurboPC EX
4.09 MB 2016-25-04 1.17 Windows Backup Utility
2017-17-04 Original files included on HD-PZN MiniStation Extreme. Includes icons and mode changer.


MiniStation Extreme NFC 1 TB

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MiniStation Extreme NFC 2 TB

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