Buffalo Technology HD-PFU2 User Manual
Portable USB Hard Drive
QUICK SETUP GUIDE
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Thank you for purchasing a Buffalo MiniStation.
Package contents include:
•5V USB Power Cable
•USB 2.0 Cable
•Quick Setup Guide
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.
MiniStation will install automatically.
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.
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).
When not in use, you may store your MiniStation’s cord by wrapping it around the unit and clipping it into place as shown.
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.
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
Click Enable and follow the instructions. (Fig: 6)
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.
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.
Is TurboUSB enabled?
To check whether TurboUSB is enabled,
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)
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
1.Insert the Buffalo Technology CD in your computer CD drive
3.Navigate to the “TurboUSB” directory on the Desktop and
4.After the Buffalo TurboUSB software is installed, click Restart.*
* You must restart your Mac.
Is TurboUSB enabled?
If TurboUSB is enabled, the icon of your USB storage device will look as indicated.
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.
•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
•If you need more information on the collection, reuse and recycling systems, please contact your local or regional waste administration.
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Phone (UK only)
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