Rugged Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Hardware Encryption
Rugged & Secure USB 3.0 Storage for PC and Mac®
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
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 wraparound 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.
up to
Compared to USB 2.0 Hard Drives
USB Cable
Features and Benefits
US Military Grade (mil-spec*2) Shock Protection: Shock
absorbers surround the hard disk protecting it from damage
Flex Connect USB Cable: Removable, integrated USB cable snaps
to chassis for improved portability
Hardware Disk Encryption: Automatic 256-bit AES Full Disk
Encryption (FDE) protects your data from unauthorized access
Compact and Sleek: Slim, lightweight chassis saves space for
ultimate portability
USB Powered: Perfect companion for your laptop or netbook - no
external power supply needed
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with TurboPC EX: Increase file transfer
rates up to 4X*3 over USB 2.0 hard drives
Compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0: Support for legacy USB
2.0 and SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Connect & Go: Preformatted hard drive is ready for immediate
use with Windows and Mac
Works with PC (NTFS and HFS+ support) and Mac: Connect to
your computer for additional storage or backup of your music,
photo, video and data files
Buffalo Tools: A feature-rich software suite of tools designed to
boost PC performance
Back Up Your Files: Buffalo’s Backup Utility automatically backs
up your Windows PC, protecting your data
Time Machine® Compatibility: Works perfectly with Time
Machine to back up your Mac computer
eco Manager: Eco minded power management tool regulates
power usage, conserving energy and battery consumption
For Windows
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. *4
Rugged Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Hardware Encryption
HD-PZ500U3B, HD-PZ1.0U3B
Internal Hard Drives
Number of Drives
Hard Drive Sizes
Standard Compliance
Connector Type
Number of Ports
Interface Speeds
Dimensions (W x H x D in.)
Weight (oz.)
Power Supply
Client OS Support
500 GB, 1.0 TB, 750GB, 1.0 TB
USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Micro B type
Max. 5 Gbps* (USB 3.0)
Max. 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)
3.51 x 5.04 x 0.71
DC 5 V (USB powered)
Windows® 7 (32/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32/64-bit), Windows® XP,
Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit)*5, Windows Server® 2003 R2 (32-bit)*5,
Windows Server® 2008 (32/64-bit)*5, Windows Server® 2008 R2 (64-bit)*5,
Mac OS® X 10.5 - 10.7*5 (Reformatting for Mac is required)
Package Content
MiniStation Extreme
USB 3.0 Cable
USB 3.0 Extension Cable
Quick Setup Guide
Warranty Statement
1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 Bytes. Actual data throughput and range will vary depending upon network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead.
* The maximum interface rate of 5 Gbps is derived from the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0 and the ExpressCard. Actual transfer rate will vary depending upon environmental factors. Data rate, features and performance may vary based on the configuration
of your system and other factors.
*2 MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5 [Procedure IV]
*3 Test Environment: Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D, CPU: Intel Core i7 860 (2.80 GHz), Memory: 8GB, OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
*4 Test conducted on an industrial carpet in non-operating mode. MiniStation Extreme offers extra shock protection as compared to conventional hard drives; however, it does not guarantee prevention from damage to the cases,
the internal hard drives, or the data in all environments or circumstances. Please do not drop hard drive intentionally. BUFFALO does not offer any additional warranty coverage for dropped drives.
*5 Only basic external hard drive functionality is supported with this operating system; some included utilities may not work. The HDD default format is NTFS; to work with Mac, reformat the HDD using Mac Disk Utility.
About Buffalo
Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading global provider of award-winning networking,
storage and multimedia solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and
integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its
commitment to delivering innovative solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology.
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either trademarks or registered trademarks of BUFFALO INC. or its affiliates in the United State and other countries. Apple, Mac, Mac OS and Time Machine are registered
trademarks of Apple Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names and logos of other companies
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