DriveStation Velocity is the perfect solution for those who need to transfer files quickly and easily. The amazing speed performance comes from a combination of a more efficient improved USB 3.0 interface, Buffalo's enhanced TurboPC EX data transfer and copy utility and a 7,200 RPM drive. With USB 3.0, digital content transfers at speeds of up to 5Gbps. If you haven't moved up to USB 3.0 yet - DriveStation Velocity is backward compatible with USB 2.0. The unit is also optimal for users who want to restrict access to their personal drive when on a shared computer or network. Powerful yet easy-to-use security options include automatic hardware encryption that protects your data, with no loss of performance.