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BUFFALO MiniStation Plus 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HD-PNT500U3R Red

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  • HD-PNT500U3R
  • USB 3.0
  • 2.5"

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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.

  • newegg Compact and Convenient Designed for mobility, MiniStation Plus’s compact and contemporary design occupies minimal space and offers USB powered mobile storage for your data and for your on-the-go lifestyle. Plus, the Plus works with PC and Mac so you can access your files from whichever computer you are on.
  • newegg Stock Proof Chassis Shock protection elements surround the hard drive, protecting it from accidental bumps and drops. Transport your content without worry of damage.
  • newegg Available Hardware Encryption 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.
  • newegg USB 3.0 Interface and USB 2.0 Compatibility MiniStation Plus features a USB 3.0 interface and is fully backward compatible with USB 2.0 enabled desktop computers and notebooks. Simply plug the cable into the USB port and you are connected – no additional hardware or cables are required.
  • newegg TurboPC Enhancement Utilizing the high speed RAM of your Windows PC, TurboPC can increase file transfer rates by up to 3X over competing USB 2.0 portable hard drives. TurboPC also includes TurboCopy which draws on additional system adjustments to increase performance substantially.
  • newegg Backup and Manage Your Data with Buffalo Tools Buffalo Tools is software suite of tools designed to boost PC performance and enhance your digital life. The 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. The Eco minded power management tool regulates power usage, conserving energy and battery consumption.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Buffalo Technology HD-PNT500U3R

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  • Jayant G.
  • 12/30/2012 6:32:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product

Pros: Light, simple to use, looks smart at work place :)

Cons: None so far.

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  • Nancy C.
  • 6/19/2012 12:51:06 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat but only 465 Gigs

Pros: Lightweight ( about 5 oz ) , Fast transfer speed, Small ( only ( 3 by 4 1/2 by 1/2 Hight, Width, Depth. Inches of course)

Cons: Only 465 Gigs not the advertised 500 Gigs. Comes with a bit of bloatware but that is easily deleted.

Other Thoughts: Overall a great product.

Manufacturer Response:

A Person, sorry for the confusion on the drive size, but any 500g drive you purchase will show 465 usable GB.
And this is the reason.
A drive that is advertised as a 500 Gbyte actually contains 500.000.000.000 bytes and to show the GB you would just divide by 1000 3 times to get 500GB. but that is not accurate, because 1 Gbyte = 1024 Mbyte, 1 Mbyte = 1024 Kbyte, and 1 Kbyte = 1024 byte. so to find the true size you would have to divide by 1024 3 times.
500.000.000.000 byte / 1024 = 488.281.250 Kbyte
488.281.250 Kbyte / 1024 = 476.837 Mbyte
476.837 Mbyte / 1024 = 465 Gbyte

let me know if you have further questions

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