Buffalo Technology HD-PFU2 User Manual

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HD-PFU2

MiniStation HD-PFU2Series

Portable USB Hard Drive

QUICK SETUP GUIDE

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MiniStation HD-PFU2Series

Package Contents

Thank you for purchasing a Buffalo MiniStation.

Package contents include:

MiniStation

5V USB Power Cable

USB 2.0 Cable

Quick Setup Guide

Warranty Statement

Installation

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Connect the included USB cable to the MiniStation’s USB port. (Fig: 1). Plug the other end of the USB cable into a USB port on the computer or device you are adding the MiniStation to.

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MiniStation will install automatically.

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Installation

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On a Windows computer, the new drive will be available in My Computer. By default it will use the first available drive letter and will be named HDPFU2. With a Mac, the new drive will appear on the desktop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Format

 

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By default, the MiniStation is formatted with FAT32, allowing it to be used with OS X, Windows, and Linux operating systems. If you’re going to use it with programs that generate filesizes larger than 4GB, such as backup or video editing software, reformat the MiniStation as an NTFS drive (Windows), a Mac OS Extended drive (Mac), or an XFS drive (Linux).

Wrap-AroundCord

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When not in use, you may store your MiniStation’s cord by wrapping it around the unit and clipping it into place as shown.

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Optional Utilities

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The MiniStation includes several optional utilities.

The TurboUSB utility improves data transfer speeds for your MiniStation.

Memeo AutoBackup software is available for backing up documents, multimedia files, and other files from your Windows PC to the MiniStation. A license for using Memeo on a single PC or workstation is included

with your MiniStation. Please view the Memeo documentation for more information on installing and using Memeo. As with all backup programs, reformat the MiniStation with NTFS before use with Memeo backup software.

Disk Formatter lets you easily reformat your MiniStation.

SecureLockWare encrypts the data on your MiniStation, preventing the data from being accessed by anyone but you.

To learn more about installing and using these utilities, click on the View User Manual.

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Using TurboUSB

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The Buffalo TurboUSB utility can greatly improve the data transfer rates to and from your Buffalo USB hard drive. The utility cannot be used with other USB devices.

To use TurboUSB, you must first enable it. From theStart menu, choose

Programs > BUFFALO > TurboUSB > TurboUSB for HD-PFU2. (Fig: 5)

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Click Enable and follow the instructions. (Fig: 6)

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Once the wizard has completed you must disconnect the MiniStation by clicking on the ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ icon in the systray (located in the taskbar) (Fig: 6). Once indicated, remove and reattach the USB cable from your PC to finalise activation of TurboUSB.

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Using TurboUSB

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You may also turn TurboUSB off from the same window by clicking Disable and following the steps (Fig: 7). You must then unplug and reconnect the USB hard drive to finalise the process. Use the ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ wizard to release the drive before unplugging it.

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Is TurboUSB enabled?

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To check whether TurboUSB is enabled, right-clickonMy Computer and chooseProperties > Hardware > Device Manager > Universal Serial Bus controllers. If TurboUSB is enabled, your USB storage device will have “(TurboUSB)” added to its name. (Fig: 9)

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Uninstalling

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To remove the Buffalo TurboUSB utility from your computer, click Start >

Programs > BUFFALO> TurboUSB> Uninstaller. This will launch an uninstall screen. Click on Startto run the uninstallation. (Fig: 10)

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TurboUSB For Mac

The Buffalo TurboUSB utility can greatly improve the data transfer rates to and from your Buffalo USB hard drive. Other USB devices are not affected by TurboUSB software.

Installation and Using TurboUSB

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1.Insert the Buffalo Technology CD in your computer CD drive

2.Double-clickonTurboUSB.dmg.

3.Navigate to the “TurboUSB” directory on the Desktop anddouble-clickon TurboUSBHDDInstall.

4.After the Buffalo TurboUSB software is installed, click Restart.*

* You must restart your Mac.

Is TurboUSB enabled?

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If TurboUSB is enabled, the icon of your USB storage device will look as indicated.

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CE Mark Warning

This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

Environmental Information

The equipment that you have purchased has required the extraction and use of natural resources for its production.

The equipment may contain hazardous substances that could impact health and the environment.

In order to avoid the dissemination of those substances in our environment and to diminish the pressure on the natural resources, we encourage you to use the appropriate take-backsystems.

The take-backsystems will reuse or recycle most of the materials of your end life equipment in a sound way.

The crossed-outwheeled bin symbol invites you to use those systems.

If you need more information on the collection, reuse and recycling systems, please contact your local or regional waste administration.

Contact Details

Address:

Buffalo Technology UK LTD

 

176, Buckingham Avenue,

 

Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4RD

General Inquiries:

United Kingdom

 

 

 

Email

sales@buffalo-technology.com

Technical Support:

 

 

Helpdesk Hours

Monday-Thursday

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

Friday

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone

+353 61 70 80 50

 

Phone (UK only)

08712 50 12 60

 

Email

helpdesk@buffalo-technology.ie