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 launches SHD-LVS-BK USB SSD drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on April 15th, 2010

USB and SSD on a device that looks like a USB flash drive? The Buffalo SHD-LVS-BK USB SSD is powered via a USB 2.0 port and holds 64GB of data. And it measures just 23mm x 10mm x 98 mm. Buffalo has even incorporated a switch to help prevent accidental deletion of old files as well as stopping new files from being written onto the drive. That will be handy.

It also boasts TurboPC and TurboCopy functions to boost transfer rates. You can choose from 3GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities for $28, $45, $77, $135 and $260.

Buffalo Lipstick USB flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on March 17th, 2010

When a company wants to appeal to women, they go straight to mimicking makeup colors and design. In this case they have dressed up a flash drive to look like lipstick. Males will be adverse to this one like a Vampire faced with a cross.

But women might dig it. So Buffalo is targeting females with the RUF2-JWS series of flash drives. It comes in 4GB or 8GB sizes and in four different colors, including Rich Brown, Glossy Pink, Royal White, and Shiny Coral.

First USB 3.0 hub from Buffalo

Posted in USB 3.0 by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2010

This USB hub may not look like much, but it’s got it where it counts kid. In speed. The first actual USB 3.0 hardware is finally starting to trickle out. Now we have some USB 3.0 hard drives, flash drives and before long a USB 3.0 compliant humping dog.

So that stuff all requires a hub to bring it all together. Like the Buffalo BSH4A03U3, with data transfer speeds approaching 5Gbps. It will move your virtual bits about ten times faster than the old USB 2.0.

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.