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BUFFALO MiniStation Plus 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive HD-PNT1.0U3BS Silver

  • HD-PNT1.0U3BS
  • 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 Shock 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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  • Ging L.
  • 5/1/2014 2:53:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat portable hard drive.

Pros: Its usb 3, its fast, its compact. A must have for computer technicians.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have 2 of these. It worked great for me.

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  • Walter B.
  • 8/6/2012 12:30:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice drive

Pros: -Fast (80MB+ read and write on USB3.0)
-Seems rugged

Cons: -It disconnected once in a while. I changed the cable and it seems and I have not have any problems since, but I usually don't move it when its connected.

Other Thoughts: -Encryption software is nice although as mentioned in another post it only works under Windows. It would be nice to use it with my MAC or Linux.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/1/2011 9:08:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied

Pros: Fast when working

Cons: Nothing. But it died after fourth connection to the computer.
It started to make a click sound.

Other Thoughts: Ordered another one.
Let's see how long this one goes for.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/18/2011 6:52:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far awesome

Pros: Works fast
Mac friendly
Very small and portable
USB powered

Cons: Encryption only in Windows
TurboPC and TurboCopy only for Windows

Other Thoughts: I have only had the MiniStation Plus 1TB for a day. Out of box it works fine. Open on my mac min no prob. The guide took me to my disk utility. Copied all default data that came preinstalled to my mac first then repartition the drive using the OS X disk utility.

After a bit of googling I decided to format as follows:
120Gb - MAC OS X Journaled(extended) safe mac format
420Gb - ExFat (FAT 64) next gen FAT32 OS X 10.6.5 and later can read, write, and create exFAT partitions.
640Gb - FreeSpace

I bought the 1Tb drive to transfer files from a pc to mac and still be able back up with a future pc. My current portable 500Gb backup drive is formated NTFS. WIll reform that one when its finished backing up. Does anyone know what format is best for booting Win 7? When you build, does the installed WIN partition a small NTFS. In the long run is it best to keep data and applications in FAT64?

Will rereview after using it at 3.0 ect. SO far great external drive!

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