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BUFFALO MiniStation Plus USB3.0 500GB 5GBPS Portable Hard Drive Black - HD-PNT500U3B

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   Part #: HD-PNT500U3B
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

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 nearly any PC or Mac, providing interface speeds up to 5 Gbps.

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.

Quick Specs:
Host Interface USB 3.0
Storage Capacity 500 GB
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Weight (Approximate) 6.40 oz
Color Black
Drive Type External
Height 0.6"
Width 3.2"
Depth 4.7"
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Interface Standard SATA/300

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     BUS Powered: Yes
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 640 MBps (5 Gbps)
General Information  
     Brand Name: Buffalo
     Manufacturer: Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: HD-PNT500U3B
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: MiniStation
     Product Model: HD-PNTU3
     Product Name: MiniStation Plus HD-PNTU3 Hard Drive
     Product Series: Plus
     Product Type: Hard Drive
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/300
     Host Interface: USB 3.0
     SATA Pin: 7-pin
     System Requirements:

Operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4 or later

Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Depth: 4.7" (118.1 mm)
     Drive Type: External
     Height: 0.6" (16 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 181.4 g
     Width: 3.2" (82 mm)
     Software Included:

Buffalo Tools

Technical Information  
     Features: Shock Proof
256-bit Hardware Encryption
     Platform Supported: Mac
     Storage Capacity: 500 GB
     Limited Warranty: 2 Year

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Experience: 3 Weeks
shiny cover
lots of space
the finish coating could get dirty easily
design is really nice and slick. usb 3.0 is very fast, drag and drop  just takes seconds, videos, game files whatever it is, transfers in no time! and this drive looks pretty good on my desk, people won't even know that it's a harddrive! hahah

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