Buffalo's DriveStation Axis Velocity is an easy to use external hard drive designed for simple and secure storage and backup. Equipped with a high speed 7200 RPM hard drive and USB 3.0 support, DriveStation Axis Velocity boasts extremely fast file transfers and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 for use with nearly any PC or Mac. Optional 256-bit AES hardware encryption offers government-grade protection so you can rest assured your data is safe, and its unique chassis design can stand upright or lay flat for placement just about anywhere. It ships complete with Buffalo Tools, a feature-rich software suite designed to enhance computer performance and the day-to-day digital life of Windows PC consumers: boost transfer speeds by up to 5X over USB 2.0, conserve energy and battery consumption and perform PC backups. DriveStation Axis Velocity is the perfect solution for quickly expanding storage or backing up your computer.