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MiniStation Extreme is a rugged portable hard drive equipped with a unique wrap-around USB cable and secure hardware encryption. With USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, it works with nearly any PC or Mac and provides interface speeds up to 5 Gbps. 

MiniStation Extreme features US Military Standard shock protection with a ruggedized chassis and specialized bumpers designed to absorb and transfer shock away from the hard disk due to accidental bumps and drops from up to 2 meters. The convenient integrated wrap-around cable hugs the body to ensure you’re always ready to connect while on the go. Simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store ­files to take on the road; with 256-bit AES hardware encryption, you can rest assured your data is safe, wherever you go. Store, back up and transport your content safely and securely.

  • newegg USB 3.0 interface and USB 2.0 compatibility The MiniStation Extreme features SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface with TurboPC EX for maximum interface speeds of up to 5 Gbps and is fully backward compatible with USB 2.0 enabled desktop computers and notebooks.
  • newegg MIL-SPEC Ruggedized Shock Absorbing Design MiniStation Extreme features US Military Standard ruggedized chassis and unique shock protection bumpers designed to efficiently absorb and transfer shock away from the hard disk, protecting your data from accidental bumps and drops up to 2.3 meters.
  • newegg Flex Connect USB Cable Removable & integrated USB cable snaps to chassis for improved portability. The MiniStation Extreme is USB powered, a perfect companion for your laptop or netbook - no external power supply needed.
  • newegg Hardware Disk Encryption Automatic 256-bit AES Full Disk Encryption (FDE) protects your data from unauthorized access.
  • 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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  • Anonymous
  • 8/4/2013 4:13:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsRugged

Pros: Front surface is smooth silver and back surface is non-slip gray. Entire case looks to be pretty tough plastic. Even the cable is ruggedized. Formats easily with encryption for OS-X and runs well as Time Machine. There are a couple of slots at the top where you could attach a security lanyard.

Cons: None, so far.

Other Thoughts: Tested it briefly on Win7 PC before putting it to final use as MacBookAir backup time machine. Worked fine in both situations. I was looking for a rugged backup that I could take on the road with the Mac. It has to be able to take some bumping around and still provide an encrypted backup target. It also had to work with a single cable that wouldn't get detached and lost in the computer bag or hotel. This fills the bill. I'll have to see whether it takes the real-life traveling bumping over the life of the machine, but some simple bump and drop tests haven't bothered it so far. The main photo on this page can be deceiving. The cable is shown in three different positions in a single photo which makes it appear that there is more than one cable. Not so. It's a single rugged 6-inch flat wire cable that wraps around two sides and tucks firmly into a small pocket when not in use. I like it because I can't lose the cable while on the road. If you plan to use it on a desktop PC, you will likely need to use the included (20 inches long) USB extension cable. There is an activity light hidden under the stowed cable.

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