Buffalo external hard drive is one of the inexpensive and easy-to-use drives that come with a Bus Power Booster. It is an excellent selection for USB 1-drive storage and backup solution. This design of the drive is sleek and attractive. You can perform easy backup and managing the data stored on this drive is quite simple.
DESKTOP DRIVES - DRIVE STATION
01.DRIVE STATION QUAD
Buffalo’s DriveStation Quad is specially designed for small servers and creative professionals who prefer high-performance external storage hard drives. It comes with 4-drive and is RAID enabled. This Buffalo external hard drive is compatible with the Windows and Mac operating systems. It also supports scheduled backup using Time Machine on Mac.
02.DRIVE STATION DUO
Like DriveStation Quad, the Buffalo DriveStation Duo drive is suitable for small servers, office/home uses, and creative professionals. Features of this drive are scheduled backups (for Windows: NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition ;for Mac: Backup via Time Machine), RAID, data protection, high performance, USB 3.0 connectivity, and error recovery.
03.DRIVE STATION DDR
Buffalo’s DriveStation DDR is a data transfer storage drive that helps you to enlarge your storage space by transferring your files easily and quickly. You can attach it to your desktop using a USB cable. The drive is ultrafast with high performance USB 3.0 interface, scheduled backups, and more.
Buffalo’s MiniStation is a portable drive that allows you to store, manage, and backup your data at any time you need. This drive comes with hardware encryption and RAID redundancy features. Interfaces such as FireWire, eSATA, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0 are also supported by this external hard drive.
02. MINISTATION THUNDERBOLT
One of the best high performance and portable storage drives from Buffalo is MiniStation Thunderbolt. It allows you to store, transfer, and backup your data. Fast file transfer is one of the highlights of this drive. It also offers features like USB 3.0 interface, plug-and-play setup, and scheduled backups.
03. MINISTATION EXTREME NFC
Buffalo’s MiniStation Extreme NFC comes with secure hardware encryption and the NFC technology built-in. This drive allows you to access your data using a smartcard instead of a password. The drive is water & dust resistant with an integrated USB cable, hardware encryption, NFC technology, scheduled backup, and military spec shock protection.
HOW TO INSTALL DRIVERS FOR A BUFFALO EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE
Basically, all the Buffalo external hard drives are ready to be used once they are out of the box. However, you need to install the driver or firmware on your computer to utilize all the features of the drive. To install drivers for your Buffalo external hard drive, follow the below instructions.
Initially, download the driver.
Make sure to connect the drive to your computer.
Open the driver file on your computer.
Install the driver by following the on-screen instructions.
Now, your drive is ready to use.
HOW TO SET UP BUFFALO EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE FOR MAC
Initially, you need to format your Buffalo external hard drive. After formatting the drive, partition the drive. Once it is done, configure the Time Machine settings on the drive and start the backup process.
Step 1: Connect The Buffalo Drive
Get the USB cable of your Buffalo drive.
Connect the EHD to your Mac computer using the USB cable.
Check if the drive icon is displayed in the taskbar. If yes, perform the next step given below. displayed in the taskbar. If yes, perform the next step given below.
Step 2: Format The Buffalo Drive
Open Disk Utility.
Locate and select your Buffalo drive.
Now, click on the Erase button.
Complete formatting the drive by following the on-screen instructions.
Once the format is done, move on to the next step of the setup.
Step 3: Partition The Buffalo Drive
In the Disk Utility window, make sure that your Buffalo external hard drive is selected.
Click on the Partition button.
Now, a pop-up dialog box titled Partition drive will appear on the screen.
Click the Add (+) button below the partition circle.
Set the partition of your desire and click the Apply button.
Step 4: Configuring Time Machine
Open the System Preferences window.
Locate and click on the Time Machine option.
Make sure that the Back Up Automatically option is selected in the Time Machine window.
Now, click the Add or Remove Backup Disk option.
Choose your hard drive. Now, you can see your drive listed in Time Machine.
HOW TO SET UP BUFFALO EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE FOR WINDOWS
Initially, make sure that your Windows computer is compatible with the drive.
Now, download Buffalo driver.
Connect the drive to your computer.
Open the downloaded driver file.
Install the driver to finish the hard drive installation on your Windows computer.
HOW TO FORMAT BUFFALO EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE FOR WINDOWS
In the Windows Explorer window, locate your external hard drive and right-click on it.
Select the Format option.
Go to the Volume section and type your drive name.
Select the Quick Format option if it is not selected.
Click Start. Now, the format process will be initiated.
HOW TO FORMAT BUFFALO EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE FOR MAC
In the Go to the Disk Utility window on your Mac computer.
Select your driver.
Click on the Erase button.
Initiate the format process by following the on-screen instructions.
Once it is completed, click on the Done button.
BUFFALO EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE DATA RECOVERY ON MAC AND WINDOWS
When you have lost the data on your hard drive, initially, you have to check your computer’s Recycle Bin or Trash folder for the deleted files. If you’re unable to find your data there, use recovery software. There are many software available to recover deleted data from the Buffalo external hard drive. Here, we have explained the simple steps to use the Recoverit Data Recovery software. The instructions given below are applicable for both Windows and Mac OS.
Download and install the Recoverit Data Recovery software on your computer.
Now, open the recovery software.
Choose the recovery mode as External Devices Recovery.
Select your Buffalo external hard drive and click Start.
Follow the on-screen instructions to recover the deleted or lost data.
HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT HARD DRIVE ON WINDOWS 10
Try the following troubleshooting instructions to resolve the external hard drive not detected issues on your Windows 10 computer.
Initially, make sure that your external hard drive is connected securely to the Windows 10 computer.
Check if your Windows OS is up-to-date.
If not, update it and connect the drive to your computer.
Check whether your external hard drive is using the letter of an existing drive. If yes, open the Disk Management window, locate your external hard drive, and right-click on its volume. Select the option that says Change Drive Letter and Paths and follow the on-screen instructions.
Now, check if your drive is displayed on your Windows 10 computer.
If not, then check whether a proper partition is allocated for your drive.
Go to the Disk Management window, locate your drive, and check whether there is a partition available for it.
If not, go to the Unallocated part and right-click on it.
Select New Simple Volume.
Allocate a partition by following the on-screen instructions.
BUFFALO EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE NOT SHOWING UP ON WINDOWS 10
Initially, check if your Buffalo external hard drive is connected securely to the computer.
Make sure that your Windows OS is compatible with the Buffalo drive.
Try to connect the drive to a different USB port on your computer.
Avoid using a USB hub or an interface card for the connection.
Connect the drive directly to your computer using the USB cable.
Check whether the antivirus or any security software installed on your computer is blocking the connectivity between the drive and your computer.