Buffalo Technology today announced the MiniStation Plus USB 3.0 portable hard drive in a compact and lightweight shock proof chassis. With USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, the MiniStation Plus works with nearly any PC or Mac, while providing interface speeds up to 5 Gbps. Because it's USB powered, 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 256-bit AES hardware encryption, you can easily protect your data from unwanted access by simply assigning a password. Also included with MiniStation Plus is Buffalo's multipurpose Buffalo Tools utility suite designed to enhance Windows PC performance and user experience, including TurboPC for 3X faster transfers. Store, back up and transport your content with SuperSpeed plug and play connectivity.
Pricing and Availability
Buffalo's MiniStation Plus is backed by a limited one-year warranty that includes toll-free 24/7 US based technical support. Available June 2011 at an estimated street price of:
- $84.99 for the 500GB MiniStation Plus (HD-PNT500U3)
- $119.99 for the 1 TB MiniStation Plus (HD-PNT1.0U3)