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MiniStation Air 2

Ready, Willing, and Wireless

Portable Hard Drive

 

Buffalo’s MiniStation™ Air (HDW-PDU3 series) is a battery-powered Wireless Hard Drive that enables users to greatly expand their storage capacities without the hassle of wires, cables, or an internet connection.

With integrated WiFi, DLNA, and available 1 TB capacity, the HDW-PDU3 lets you easily have all your data, wherever you go!

1TB  HDW-PD1.0U3-EU

Compact portable storage solution

The MiniStation™ Air is sleek and compact, and uses integrated WiFi to create its own hotspot and stream data to and from your Smartphones and tablets.

With DLNA, the Buffalo's MiniStation™ Air also streams to any DLNA-ready device for quick access to up to 1 TB of portable storage. It’s perfect for storing and streaming multimedia content such as movies, music, and photos, and if an internet connection is available it’s also possible to simultaneously stream music or films while surfing the web.

  • Ideal for business travel, vacationers, and anyone who wants to easily access their content 
  • Up to 8 connections possible, and up to 3 simultaneous HD streams

Long battery life

The HDW-PDU3 has up to 12 hours of battery life for streaming, or, can even double as a smartphone charger!

Buffalo™ also offers new re-designed and optimised free mobile apps for iOS and Android®. If users want to directly connect the new MiniStation™ Air to a PC or Mac it’s ready-to-go with SuperSpeed USB 3.0.

Easy, secure setup

The Buffalo AirStation™ One-Touch Secure System (AOSS™) and Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) provide a quick and easy way to create a secure wireless connection to a host within minutes.

Expand the storage capacities of Buffalo’s new MiniStation™ Air without the hassle of wires, cables, or an internet connection.

New Mobile User Interface

The MiniStation™ Air 2 offers a re-designed and optimised free mobile apps for iOS and Android® (click to enlarge).

MiniStation UI
Picture Viewer 1
MiniStation UI
Picture Viewer 2
MiniStation UI
Music Player
MiniStation UI
Video Player
MiniStation UI
File Explorer
MiniStation UI
Settings

iF Design Award 2015

iF Jury comments:

"HDW-PD is designed to express multiple and intelligent functions by dividing colors and textures. Base colors are silver representing intelligence and rubber painted gray. More over, status icons are delicately laser etched with accuracy to impress fine texture. Exclusive application is available for smartphone users. Product and GUI are designed with common worldview to improve its usability."

iF 2015 Awards Exhibition

 

 

WiFi + superspeed USB 3.0 dual interface

Thanks to the integrated WiFi, superspeed USB (USB3.0) and a capacity of 500GB or 1TB you have all your data with you, wherever you go.

  • Internet mode: While wirelessly connected to the MiniStation™ you can also use the internet

Battery life

The HDW-PDU3 has up to 12 hours of battery life for streaming, or, can even double as a smartphone charger!

Read and write files on Smart devices

The MiniStation™ Air makes it possible to wirelessly read and even write files on smart phones and tablets.

Max simultaneous connection

Up to 8 connections, and up to 3 HD steams simultaneously. 

Wireless Encryption

HDW-PDU3 offers WPA2 wireless encryption for secure data transfer 

  • WPA2-PSK (AES, TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP), 128/64Bit WEP

DLNA

With DLNA, the MiniStation™ Air also streams to any DLNA-ready device for quick access to up to 1 TB of portable storage.

Easy, secure setup

The Buffalo AirStation™ One-Touch Secure System (AOSS™) and Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) provide a quick and easy way to create a secure wireless connection to a host within minutes.

Box Content

  • MiniStation™ Air
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Data Cable
  • USB Power Cable
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Warranty Statement

3 Year Warranty

Internal Hard Drives
Drive Interface
SATA 1, 1.5Gb/s
Total Capacity
1TB
USB Interface
Interface
USB 3.0
Connector Type
USB Type A
Number of Ports
1
Max Transmission Rate
Max: 5 Gb/s
Wireless LAN Interface
Standard Compliance
IEEE802.11/n/g/b
Transmission Method
ODFM, DSSS
Frequency Range and Channels
2.4GHz
Transmission Rate
72 Mbps
Antenna (TX x RX)
1x1
Access Method
CSMA/CA
Access Mode
Infrastructure Mode
Security
WPA2-PSK (AES, TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP), 128/64Bit WEP
Other
Client OS Support PC*
Windows® 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista™; Mac® OS X 10.7 or later
Client OS Support Mobile
iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.3 or later
Dimensions
84x145x18 mm
Operating Environment
5-35°C, 0-80% (non-condensing)
Battery
3020 mAh
Power Supply
USB charger, USB 3.0
Available Colours
Silver
*
Buffalo does not recommend or support file management via wirelessly-connected PC. Please use USB connection instead.
Product code
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HDW-PD1.0U3-EU - 1TB

Download Page

Downloads

Please select your product from the menu below to download appropriate firmware, datasheet, driver, quick setup guide and manual.

Some of our files have been compressed as zip files for faster download.
You can use FREE utilities such as WinZIP (PC) and Stuffit Expander (Mac) to decompress these files after download.

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  

Firmware

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
10-06-2015
1.3.9
All
For changes see release notes.
10-06-2015
1.3.9
All