Buffalo 1TB MiniStation Plus USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive (Slim / Shock Proof) Silver

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Ultra-portable hard drive offers maximum mobility: Buffalo MiniStation™ Plus delivers up to 5 Gbps ultra fast transfer speeds.

Store, backup or transfer your files anytime with the ultra-portable Buffalo MiniStation™ Plus - a high performance USB 3.0 portable storage in a compact and lightweight shockproof chassis. This USB 3.0 portable hard drive which is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 - works with any PC or Mac®, providing interface speeds up to 5 Gbps.

MiniStation™ Plus offers high performance USB 3.0 portable storage in a compact and lightweight shock proof chassis. With USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, it works with any PC or Mac®, providing interface speeds up to 5Gbps*

MiniStation™ Plus occupies minimal space and it's USB powered so there are no additional cables to manage and no need for a separate power source; simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road. With available 256-bit AES hardware encryption, you can easily protect your data from unwanted access by simply assigning a password. Store, back up and transport your content with SuperSpeed plug and play connectivity.

Features and Benefits

  • Compact and Lightweight: Super slim, lightweight chassis saves space for ultimate portability with a stylish, sophisticated design
  • USB Powered: Perfect companion for your laptop or netbook - no external power supply needed
  • Shock Absorbing Chassis: Shock protection elements help protect the hard drive from accidental bumps and drops
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with TurboPC: Enhance the overall performance of your PC and increase file transfer rates up to 3X over USB 2.0 hard drives
  • Native USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatible: Support for legacy USB 2.0 and SuperSpeed 3.0
  • Connect & Go: Preformatted hard drive is ready for immediate use with Windows®
  • Hardware Disk Encryption: Optional 256-bit AES Full Disk Encryption (FDE) protects your data from unauthorised access
  • Buffalo Tools: A feature-rich software suite of tools designed to boost PC performance and enhance your digital life
  • Back Up Your Files: Buffalo's Backup Utility automatically backs up your Windows PC, protecting your data
  • Time Machine® Compatibility: Works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer
  • eco Manager: Eco minded power management tool regulates power usage, conserving energy and battery consumption
  • 2-Year Warranty


  • Capacity: 1TB
  • Interface: Standard Compliance USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / Connector Type Micro-B type / Interface Speeds Max. 5Gbps* (USB 3.0) Max. 480Mbps (USB 2.0)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD mm) 82 x 118 x 19
  • Power Consumption Max 2.7W
  • Power Supply DC 5 V (USB powered)
  • Client OS Support Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Mac OS® X 10.4 or later**

*5 Gbps is the maximum interface rate derived from the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending upon environmental factors. * *works with MacOS as normal external hard drive; included software and hardware encryption are not compatible.



Form Factor
1 TB
Hard Drive / Interface
SuperSpeed USB 3.0



Device Type
Hard drive - external

Hard Drive

1 TB


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Customer reviews

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5* Great product
Reviewed by Bill F on 01/05/2012
Cannot comment on durability as I've only had it a couple of days, but here's my review of performance. It works straight out of the box with W7 and doesn't insist that you install any software (although it comes with numerous utilities on the drive). I first connected it to a USB2 port on my desktop PC and copied 100Gb of jpg images onto it - transfer speed 19.5 Mb/sec. Then I installed a USB3 PCI-e card and connected to that, to copy a further 60Gb of files - this time the transfer speed more than doubled to 41.4 Mb/sec. A nice touch is that the drive light shines green when connected to USB2, blue with USB3, and red when encrypted.

It's small, nice to look at, almost silent and doesn't get hot - 10/10 so far.
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