for DriveStation/MiniStation Series
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.
Install the Format Utility by running the EasySetup Wizard, located on your
Follow the wizard to complete the installation.
To use TurboUSB, you must first enable it. From the Start menu, choose
Programs > BUFFALO > TurboUSB > TurboUSB for (MODEL NUMBER)
Click Enable and follow the directions to start TurboUSB.
Is TurboUSB enabled?
To check whether TurboUSB is enabled, right-click on My Computer and
choose Properties > Hardware > Device Manager > Universal Serial Bus
controllers. If TurboUSB is enabled, your USB storage device will have
“(TurboUSB)” added to its name.
You may also turn TurboUSB off from the same window by clicking Disable
and following the steps. You will have to unplug and reconnect the USB
hard drive to complete disabling TurboUSB. Use the ‘Safely Remove
Hardware’ wizard to release the drive before unplugging it.
When the wizard instructs you to disconnect and then reconnect the USB
cable, click on the ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ icon in the systray and
release the device before unplugging it.
To remove the Buffalo TurboUSB utility from your computer, click Start >
Programs > BUFFALO > TurboUSB > Uninstaller. This will launch an uninstall
screen. Click on Start to run the uninstallation.