Rugged, TurboPC EX-compatible MiniStation portable USB 3.0 HDD


Compact and well-designed shockproof chassis protects your valuable data.
Black: HD-PNF2.0U3-GB(2TB), HD-PNF1.0U3-BB(1TB)
Red: HD-PNF1.0U3-BR(1TB)
White: HD-PNF1.0U3-BW(1TB)
Blue: HD-PNF1.0U3-BL(1TB) (Not provided in Middle East) 
Pink: HD-PNF1.0U3-BP(1TB) (Not provided in Middle East) 
Yellow: HD-PNF1.0U3-BY(1TB)(Not provided in Middle East)  

Optimally designed to match capacity

Flat Design, Compact Form

The MiniStation's stylish exterior, with its flat design and attractive matte finish, made it the winner of the 2013 Good Design Award. Available in six vibrant colors—select the color that suits your own taste.

15% thinner than previous model *1

The optimized design matches chassis thickness to the drive's storage capacity, with no wasted space. This results in a compact size that makes even the high-capacity models convenient to carry.

*2 2TB model available only in black.
*1 Compared with the HD-PNTU3 (500 GB model).

No worries, even if dropped

Shockproof Body Protects Drive from Accidental Damage

Since a portable hard drive is designed to be frequently carried around, the risk of dropping it is unavoidable. This MiniStation features a shockproof chassis the protects the drive from damage if it's accidentally dropped. The chassis incorporates a shock-absorbing frame (with plate springs) and total of eight silicon shock dampeners (two in each of the four corners) to provide the drive with secure protection.

* Protection from damage to the MiniStation's hard drive, data, and exterior chassis is not guaranteed in all conditions or environments. Additionally, the chassis is not intended to prevent damage to the hard drive while it is operating. Please do not intentionally drop the drive or subject it to shock.

Locks down easily for peace of mind if the drive is lost or stolen

"Lock-and-Go" Protects Your Critical Data

The MiniStation features an "Lock-and-Go" function that allows you to lock the drive from your computer so that it stays locked even when connected to another computer. This reduces worries if the drive is ever lost.

* Use this function after downloading it from the BUFFALO website.
* The drive can also be set to Normal mode, with the lock switched off.

Includes easy-to-set, easy-to-use "Lock-and-Go" function

"Lock-and-Go" only locks the hard drive without encrypting the data, so settings are simpler than with previously available security software. Setting and releasing the lock is simple, making the software easier to use.

Software speeds file transfers

Up to 20%* Increase in Storage Capacity with TurboPC EX

Save mode
Using TurboPC EX's Save mode can increase the hard drive's storage capacity by up to 20%*. With a 1 TB hard drive, for example, you can save up to 200 GB more in files. Now you can save more of the photos and videos you take to the extra disk space created.

* Calculation based on compression ratio used in compressing approximately 40 GB of files (approximately 19,00 files) of different types (extensions). Compression ratio and available disk space may vary according to the files saved.
(Testing conducted by BUFFALO in May 2013)

File compression technology increases storage capacity!
Compressing files before transferring them to the hard drive allows you to store more files.

Speed mode
Use this mode to write files files faster and reduce the time needed to save and copy data. Speed mode transfers data over four times faster than with USB 2.0 models (with TurboPC EX off).

Balance mode
This mode automatically selects Save mode or Speed mode based on the type of file being copied.

[Test Environment]
[PC] Motherboard: GA-Z77MX-D3H
TH/CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50 GHz/Memory: DDR3 4GB/OS:
Windows 8 Pro 64bit (JP)/Internal HDD: Seagate ST1000DM003; [HDD]
The HDD was connected to the PC's USB port and 1,000 5-MB files stored on the internal HDD were then copied to the HDD. The time required from start to completion of copying was measured via a USB 3.0 connection with the "TurboPC EX" software Speed mode on, and via a USB 2.0 connection with the "TurboPC EX" software Speed mode off (current as of Oct. 2013).

* Measured values were obtained in a specific test environment; this does not necessarily guarantee similar results can be achieved in all operating environments.
* Transfer speeds and compression ratios may vary significantly according to the type, number, and size of the files and the operating environment used.
* Transfers speeds do not exceed the theoretical value for the USB 3.0 standard (5 Gbps).
* TurboPC EX supported for Windows only.

BUFFALO HDDs—Good for the Environment, Easy on the Budget

Reduces hard drive energy consumption by up to 51%

Hard disks are accessed mainly for reading and writing data, so they are idle for most of the time the computer is in use. When there is no activity for a specified period of time while the drive is in standby, the "eco Manager" software spins down and stops the drive and switches it to "Energy-Saving Mode." This "Energy-Saving Mode" cuts power consumption up to 51% as compared with normal standby (idling). With multiple drives connected, each one can still be configured individually. This is one hard drive that's easy both on the environment and your budget.

* Test Environment
[PC] Acer Aspire/CPU: Core i5/OS: Windows 8
With the HD-PNF2.0U3 drive connected to the computer, testing compared power consumption during normal standby (idling) and with
the drive stopped with eco Manager.
(Testing conducted by BUFFALO in Sep. 2013)
* The graph indicates values obtained in a specific test environment; this does not necessarily guarantee similar results can be achieved in all operating environments.
* eco Manager supported for Windows only

Convenient applications included

BUFFALO HDDs—Higher Capacity, Speedier, a Pleasure to Use

Reduces backup time

This software uses the same process as TurboCopy to speed up data transfers during backups. This means less time waiting for backups to finish. You can also schedule automatic backups at specified times, making this a hassle-free process.

Easy formatting

This software allows you to format hard disks and other drives simply and easily.

Protects data with encryption

The "Secure Lock Mobile" software lets you encrypt the data you save. This frees you from worries about leaked data, even if the drive is lost or stolen, giving you peace of mind when carrying confidential business documents and other secret data you need to protect. The feature uses "AES 256-bit" encryption.

* Supported for Windows only.

Hardware Overview

Dimensions(Unit: mm)



Color Variation & Drive Capacity

Crystal Black HD-PNF2.0U3-GB(2TB), HD-PNF1.0U3-BB(1TB)
Aquamarine Blue HD-PNF1.0U3-BL(1TB) 
Ruby Red HD-PNF1.0U3-BR(1TB)
Rose Quartz -
Crystal Silver -
Champagne Topaz -
Pink HD-PNF1.0U3-BP(1TB)
White HD-PNF1.0U3-BW(1TB)
Yellow HD-PNF1.0U3-BY(1TB) 

Internal Hard Drives

Number of Drives 1
Drive Interface SATA II

USB Interface

Standard Compliance USB 2.0 / USB 3.0
Number of Ports 1
Data Transfer Rate Max. 5 Gbps (USB 3.0) Max. 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)

Key Feature

Feature Software Encryption
Shock-Proof Chassis
Compact and Lightweight

OS Support

Variety Win 8 (64-bit/32-bit), 7 (64-bit/32-bit), ),Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Connection: USB 2.0 , USB 3.0
Attached,Software: DriveNavigator , Secure Lock Manager Easy , Disk Formatter , TurboPC , TurboCopy , Backup Utility , RAMDISK Utility , Buffalo Tools Launcher , ecoManager , Picasa , Google Chrome , Adobe Reader


Dimensions (LxWxH, mm) 1TB Model:79.5×16×115mm
2TB Model:79.5×21.5×115mm
Weight 1TB Model:約170g 2TB Model:約240g
Operating Environment Temperature 5 - 35℃, Humidity 20 - 80% (Non-condensing)
Power Supply DC 5V (USB powered)
Warranty 3-year

Package Contents

Contents MiniStation HD-PNTU3
USB 3.0 cable
Quick Setup Guide
Warranty Statement

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