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The Buffalo DriveStation HD-CX is an external hard drive with hardware encryption offered by Buffalo-Technology.

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very light and small, easy to carry around

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auto shut-off when disconnected, saves energy

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good transfer speeds, comes close to the maximum for the port

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can edit large files on the drive without experiencing any lag in the application

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if "Memeo" doesn't automatically load on setup, won't be usable - need to manually find it online and download it

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all documentation for this device is sparse and uninformative

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requires its own power supply

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The Buffalo DriveStation HD-CX is an external hard drive with hardware encryption offered by Buffalo-Technology. The full hardware encryption gives maximum security for you important data with two modes of encryption. Non-Encryption mode lets data be viewed by any computer connected to the drive while Full Disk Encryption mode uses the robust AES256bit standard of encryption to encrypt data as soon as it is written to the drive and is protected with a password. It is enclosed in a shock resitant chassis for added protection and has eco-friendly features such as Power Saving Mode for Windows to power on and off with your PC. The Buffalo DriveStation HD-CX includes Picasa and Memeo AutoSync backup software and is available in 500GB, 1.0TB, 1.5TB and 2.0TB models.

  • 500GB: HD-CX500U2
  • 1.0TB: HD-CX1.0TU2
  • 1.5TB: HD-CX1.5TU2
  • 2.0TB: HD-CX2.0TU2
Features / Specifications
  • Full Disk Encryption for Windows to protect data from unauthorised access
  • Includes SecureLockManager Easy for Windows to remember your log-on credentials and log you on to your drive quickly when using Full Automatic Encryption for Windows
  • Includes Memeo AutoSync backup software to protect your files
  • Includes Picasa software from Google that allows you to easily organise and edit digital photos and movies
  • Eco Friendly with new Power Savings Mode for Windows - Automatically powers on and off with your PC
  • Easy to use and set-up out of the box, no drivers needed
  • Connects via USB to any PC or Mac
  • Available in 500GB, 1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB capacities
  • Standard Compliance: USB2.0
  • Connector type: USB Type B
  • Number of ports: 1
  • Data Transfer Rate Max: 480Mbps
  • Set-up Utility OS Support: Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, MAC OS X 10.4 or later
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 45 x 156 x 175mm
  • Weight: 1.1Kg
  • Operating environment: 5-35 C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
  • Power consumption Max: 24W
  • Power Supply: AC100-240V 50/60Hz


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