MiniStation™ Slim


MiniStation™ Slim offers easy to use, plug and play storage and back up for your PC and Mac computers in a lightweight, portable form.

MiniStation™ Slim 500 GB BLACK   $79.99

Choose your size and color by clicking the icons
2 Year Warranty PC & Mac USB 2.0 USB 3.0
  • Overview

  • Specifications

  • Resources

  • Downloads

Ultra Slim Portable Hard Drive


MiniStation Slim is a high performance USB 3.0 portable storage solution in a compact and contemporary form. Utilizing a 7mm HDD, MiniStation Slim drive features a remarkably thin chassis and reduced weight, making it ideal for portability. With USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 3.0, MiniStation Slim works with nearly any PC or Mac®; simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road. Store, back up and transport your content with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 plug and play connectivity.

USB 2.0 Compatible


MiniStation Slim features SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with interface speeds up to 5 Gbps and is fully backward compatible with USB 2.0. Simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road. The preformatted hard drive requires no driver or software installation and is ready for immediate use.

Compact Design


With a 7mm HDD profile, MiniStation Slim occupies minimals space and isdesigned for mobility, offering USB 3.0 bus-powered mobile storage for your data and for your on-the-go lifestyle. It works with PC and Mac, so you can access your files from whichever computer you are on, even while on the go.

Turbo PC


Utilizing the high speed RAM of your Windows PC, TurboPC can increase file transfer rates by up to 2X over competing USB 3.0 portable hard drives by making system adjustments to increase performance substantially.

Buffalo Tools


Buffalo Tools is a feature-rich suite of optional software included on many Buffalo DriveStation and MiniStation storage products. Any or all of the following components of Buffalo Tools may be installed on Windows PCs.

  • Buffalo's Backup Utility is an easy-to-use and fully featured backup software for Windows PCs and can be used to back up one or multiple computers with a single Buffalo external hard drive.
  • eco Manager is an energy efficiency tool used to conserve energy and reduce battery consumption by regulating the power usage of the hard drive, cutting power to the drive during extended periods of inactivity.
  • RAMDISK is a simple utility that allows you to create a RAM disk on your Windows PC which creates a small, but extremely fast environment to work on files in.
  • SecureLock software for Windows® provides complete control of the data encryption on your Buffalo external hard drive, providing password protection and software data encryption.

Internal Hard Drives
Number of Drives1
Drive InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/s
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.1 x 0.3 x 4.5 in
Weight4.9 oz
Power SupplyDC 5 V (USB powered)
Power ConsumptionMax 3.1 W
Client OS SupportWindows® 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Mac OS® X 10.4 - 10.7*
What's in the BoxMiniStation Slim, USB 3.0 Cable, Quick Setup Guide, Warranty
*Only basic external hard drive functionality is supported with this operating system; some included utilities may not work
USB Specifications
Standard ComplianceUSB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Connector TypeMicro-B type
Number of Ports1
Data Transfer RatesMax. 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0), Max. 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
Spinning Loading