MiniStation USB 3.0 is a high performance portable storage solution in a remarkably compact and lightweight contemporary form. With USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, MiniStation USB 3.0 works with nearly any computer and provides interface speeds up to 5.0Gbps1. Simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road. MiniStation's compact design occupies minimal space and it's USB powered so there are no additional cables to manage and no need for a separate power source. Included with Buffalo's multipurpose Buffalo Tools utility suite designed to enhance Windows PC performance and user experience, featuring Backup Utility for easy PC backup and TurboPC for up to 3X faster file transfers when paired with USB 3.0 comparing to USB 2.0 connection only.