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Buffalo 1TB MiniStation HD-PCT1TU2 Portable Hard Drive

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2011

Buffalo is getting ready to launch yet another portable hard drive in Japan. This one is called the MiniStation HD-PCT1TU2 and it comes in 1TB capacity, with a glossy enclosure in either white or black.

Some other features include a USB 2.0 interface, software for power management and data backup and encryption. The 1TB MiniStation HD-PCT1TU2 will hit Japan next month for 13,600 Yen (or about $169 in yankee dollars).

Buffalo 256GB SSD with 6GBps SATA interface

Posted in Buffalo by Reuben Drake on May 26th, 2011

Buffalo has unveiled a new, 256GB SSD. The company’s SSD-N256S/MC400 has a SATA 6Gbps interface, supports multi-level cell NAND Flash memory and will deliver read and write speeds of up to 405 MB/s and 223 MB/s, respectively.

Not bad. Not bad. Wait, they want how much? ¥72,200 (or $882). I’ll just buy a faster SSD for less money. Thanks anyway.

Buffalo MiniStation Pocket Hard Drive and DriveStation USB 3.0 Storage

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2011

Buffalo has announced some new hard drives, the Buffalo MiniStation Pocket Hard Drive and DriveStation, a desktop hard drive storage solution that also supports Apple Time machine. The pocket sized Buffalo MiniStation will play nice with both PC and Mac and is available in 320GB or 500GB capacities. It appears to be USB 3.0 ready and can be powered by USB, without an extra power supply.

The larger desktop DriveStation comes with either a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port and is available in either 1TB, 2TB or 3TB storage capacities. It also comes with Buffalo’s backup utility for automatic backups. It can be setup to support Apple’s Time Machine using a USB connection as well.

Buffalo MiniStation 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2011

Buffalo has announced a new line of MiniStation portable hard drives in Japan. The MiniStation 3.0 series is sleek, with a glossy black or white coating, and uses SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity.

They come in 500GB and 1TB storage capacities and are backed by a one-year warranty. They also come bundled with software for data backup, encryption and power saving. The 500GB and 1TB Buffalo MiniStation 3.0 retail for $141 and $206. Not bad at all.

Buffalo releases a trio of new USB Flash Drives with AES 256-bit Hardware Encryption

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2011

Buffalo has introduced three new USB flash drives, the RUF2-HSCLT, RUF2-HSCLTV and RUF2-HSCLTV3. They are available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities and come equipped with AES 256-bit hardware encryption.

Two of these flash drives come pre-loaded with Trend Micro antivirus software which automatically scans every file transferred. The Buffalo RUF2-HSCLTV offers a 1 year Trend Micro subscription, while the Buffalo RUF2-HSCLTV3 offers a 3-year Trend Micro anti-virus subscription. The Buffalo RUF2-HSCLT provides just hardware encryption. All three will be available this month in Japan from $76. to $360.

Buffalo DriveStation goes USB 3.0

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on January 5th, 2011

Buffalo is launching three new USB 3.0 DriveStation storage devices: The DriveStation Axis, DriveStation Duo and DriveStation Quad. The last two are RAID devices that are aimed at small businesses and professionals, who will find them useful because it can use several hard disks to speed up storage performance or increase the safety or your data.

The maximum transfer speed of the DriveStation Quad is 235MB/s and it supports up to 8TB of storage, while the DriveStation Duo is 225MB/sec. Of course, all the drives are still compatible with USB 2.0.

Buffalo debuts new USB 3.0 Blu-ray drive

Posted in Blu-ray,Buffalo by Shane McGlaun on September 22nd, 2010

You can count on most notebooks and computers not having a Blu-ray drive today, though the Blu-ray drive is getting to be more common. With USB 3.0 ports now showing up on more computers we are seeing more gadgets specifically for these ports surface as well. Buffalo has announced a new USB 3.0 Blu-ray drive that can write media and play it.

The drive is called the USB 3.0 Blu-ray drive, it can burn BDR discs at up to 12 x speed, and it is capable of writing to CDs and DVDs as well. The drive connects to the USB 3.0 port for best performance, but it is also capable of working with the USB 2.0 port as well.

Buffalo LT-V100 Link Theater now available

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on July 15th, 2010

Looking for a media streamer? Buffalo’s new LT-V100 Link Theater might be the one for you. It offers HDMI and composite video plus optical as well as 3.5mm audio outputs, and it can manage 1080p when streaming content either over Ethernet or pulling it right from USB-based storage.

The device can play anything from RealVideo to Matroska, with MPEG, WMV, and Xvid. It also handles images and plenty of audio formats. It’s available this month for ¥11,500, which is about $130, if you are in Japan.

Buffalo unveils SHD-PEHU3 USB 3.0 portable SSD drives

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2010

Solid state drives (SSD) are becoming more common everyday with prices coming down, so Buffalo has introduced this latest USB 3.0 external SSD for your consideration.

The SHD-PEHU3 portable drives will be available in capacities from 64GB to 256GB and will cost from 26,400 Yen (or $280) to 100,900 Yen (or $1,073) starting May 10. We all want faster file transfers, and with USB 3.0 devices showing up everywhere, we are getting them.

Buffalo Dualie Docking Station for iPhone and portable Hard Drives

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2010

Dualie is a silly name, but fitting for this product. Buffalo has released the Buffalo Dualie. The Dualie is a 500GB portable hard drive, and a dock for your iPhone or iPod, allowing you to save some space on your desk, by docking both products together in one base.

Two in one. Dualie. Get it? Those folks at Buffalo sure are clever. It’s a much better name than doubly or SinglyX2. The device features 2 additional USB ports, and lets you sync your device with your computer and access the hard drive at the same time.

Buffalo’s USB 3.0 External Drive arrives in the U.S

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on November 24th, 2009

Buffalo HD-HXU3 USB 3.0 hard drive shipsBuffalo’s DriveStation HD-HXU3 is the first external USB 3.0 drive to hit the U.S. It promises to deliver transfer speeds up to 4.8Gbps and Buffalo has a two-port USB 3.0 PCI Express card to get you going.

There’s no info on price yet on the USB 3.0 PCI Express card (IFC-PCIE2U3), but it will likely be about $60. The drive itself is $200 for 1TB, $250 for 1.5TB, and $400 for 2TB, and it ships with Memeo AutoBackup software for both the Mac or PC.

Buffalo BR-PX68U2-BK External Blu-ray Writer

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on October 28th, 2009

Buffalo BR-PX68U2-BK External Blu-ray WriterBuffalo just introduced its latest external Blu-ray writer, the BR-PX68U2-BK to the Japanese market. The device measures just 137mm x 142mm x 20mm and weighs 340 grams.

Some specs include a USB 2.0 connection interface and write speeds of up to 6x for BD-R, 4x for BD-R DL, 2x for BD-RE SL/DL, 8x for DVD-R/+R/+RW, 6x for DVD-RW, 5x for DVD-RAM, 4x for DVD-RW/+RW DL, 24x for CD-R and 10x for CD-RW. So now you can burn BD on the go.

Buffalo HD-HXU3 USB 3.0 hard drive ships

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on October 7th, 2009

Buffalo HD-HXU3 USB 3.0 hard drive shipsSo where’s all that USB 3.0 gear at? Well, at least Buffalo has something to offer. The HD-HU3 series of USB 3.0 hard disks will be the “world’s first” to ship. Buffalo will make NEC’s roughly $60 IFC-PCIE2U3 2-port PCI Expressx1 host controller available with its hard drives when they ship this month in Japan.

The 1TB and 1.5TB drives will cost about $225 and about $284. A 2TB disk is on the way later for about $523. Awesome. Now you have something to use those 3.0 cables with.

Buffalo announces two new 10x Blu-ray writers

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on August 20th, 2009

Buffalo announces two new 10x Blu-ray writersBuffalo Japan is getting ready to unleash two new optical drives on the Japanese market, the BR-H1016SU2 (external) and BR-H1016FBS-BK (internal) Blu-ray writers. Both drives have 4MB of buffer memory and will give you write speeds of up to 10x for BD-R SL, 8x for BD-R DL, 2x for BD-RE SL/DL, 16 x for DVD-R/+R, 12x for DVD-RAM, 8x for DVD-R/+R DL and DVD+RW, 6x for DVD-RW, 48x for CD-R and 24x for CD-RW.

Both models come with several connectivity ports including SATA and USB 2.0 for the BR-H1016FBS-BK, and eSATA for BR-H1016SU2. The BR-H1016SU2 and BR-H1016FBS-BK should hit Japanese retail shelves in early September for about $359 and $300.

Buffalo MiniStation DataVault gives you 500GB of storage

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on August 6th, 2009

Buffalo MiniStation DataVault gives you 500GB of storageBuffalo’s latest MiniStation DataVault delivers 500GB of storage space, but unlike other solutions, this model features automatic full disk encryption and a rugged shock-resistant design so that all of your data will be safe and sound.

This one will cost you $244, is USB-powered and will be available this month in Japan. Chances are pretty good that we will see this one in other parts of the world soon after.