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 intros 4TB TeraStation NAS

Posted in NAS by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2009

Buffalo intros 4TB TeraStation NASYou had a long wait if you were waiting for Buffalo to get around to a new TeraStation, but here it is at last. Buffalo’s latest TeraStation NAS integrates with Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 for up to 4TB of storage. It also features support for Raid 5/0/1 and VSS, and packs in four hot-swappable drive bays.

The WS-Q2.0TL/R5 (2TB version) is available for about $1,658. The WS-Q4.0TL/R5 (4TB) will cost you about $2,077. Hopefully this bad boy fits in your budget.

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.

Buffalo’s new multipurpose stereo speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2009

Buffalo’s new multipurpose stereo speakersThe BSSP07 from Buffalo is a new series of stereo speakers that you can use with MP3 players, mobile phones, or iPods. They aren’t much to look at, but they do the job and are available in four different colors.

The speaker will give you up to 800mWatt x 2ch, which should be enough for use in any small room. The Buffalo BSSP07 requires four AA batteries or a spare USB port to operate. Nothing on pricing just yet, but it shouldn’t cause you too much pain.

Buffalo Ministation Metro portable drive announced

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2009

Buffalo Ministation Metro portable drive announcedBuffalo is launching a new range of portable hard drives as it moves to join Seagate, Western Digital and HP in offering small sized portable storage on the go. The new Buffalo Ministation Metro will come in your choice of three colors; black, red and white, and comes in sizes up to 500GB.

They feature a sleek look and are about the size of a small paperback book. The company is trying to appeal to those folks who always forget to bring the cable with them by including a USB cable as part of the design. When not in use, the flexible cable wraps around and tucks into the drive, which is convenient.

Buffalo 4-Port USB Hub/Power strip

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on June 15th, 2009

Buffalo 4-Port USB Hub/Power stripAt first glance, this 4 port USB hub from Buffalo looks ordinary. But it isn’t. Notice how it resembles the powerstrips that you already use in your outlets. We find it cute in a geeky way. Yes, those are individual switches for each port that enables easy selection of which devices you want to use or not use.

It even features an LED light indication for when it’s dark. The hub itself will come in four colors, with an AC adapter and four USB cables that measure 1.5m in length.

Buffalo Dice iPod speaker

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2009

Buffalo Dice iPod speakerHere’s something a little different for your iPod or iPhone from Buffalo. A speaker shaped like dice, if you feel like listening to music is a gamble. The Buffalo Dice iPod Speaker comes in several colors, and doubles as a stand for your iPod.

It’s compatible with the majority of iPods expect of course the iPod Shuffle, so it should work with your iPhone. It sucks that you can’t use them as huge dice though, thanks to the connector sticking out. But at least it’s something different in an iPod speaker.

Buffalo external 2.5HDD: Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on March 12th, 2009

Buffalo external 2.5HDDBuffalo has released a new external 2.5 HDD It’s available in Ruby Red, Crystal Black, and Pearl White. The Buffalo HD-PEU2-RD 2.5 Inch external hard disk drive comes with a capacity ranging from 250GB to 500GB.

It was specially designed for women with its sleek design and colors, though presumably a man can use it too without being laughed at and branded a sissy. The Buffalo HD-PEU2-RD external HDD is compatible with both PC and Mac. It’s just like all the others, but in a nicer body.

Buffalo’s Turbo USB memory card reader

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2009

Buffalo’s Turbo USB memory card readerHere’s a new USB memory card reader from Buffalo that looks nice and offers a faster transfer rate.

The BSCRA49U2 Turbo USB memory Card reader is a 49 in 1 card reader that offers UDMA 8bit High-Speed transfer rate. Pricing and other specs are still unknown, but it obviously comes in four colors.

Buffalo 7 inch USB LCD display

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

Buffalo 7 inch USB LCD displayBuffalo has launched a 7 inch USB LCD display dubbed the Buffalo FTD-W7, for use as a secondary screen for you notebook or PC.
This tiny LCD display will give you a resolution of 800 x 400 and a contrast ratio of 500:1, and it connects to your PC via your USB port.

The cool part is that the screen swivels, making it even more useful. I might look into getting one of these as I’m planning on buying several hundred displays in my bid to take over the world. I’m gonna need screens for email, world maps, radar, etc.

Buffalo offers new powerline networking gear

Posted in Buffalo by Shane McGlaun on January 16th, 2009

Buffalo PL2-UPA-L1Right now, I live in a single story home of about 1700 square feet. You would think in that modest amount of space that a Wi-Fi signal would be strong everywhere. That isn’t the case, in the living room (a mere 10 feet) from the hub my PS3 often can’t connect to the Web.

To fix that problem I have been eyeing some powerline networking gear and Buffalo has introduced some new kit. The Buffalo PL2-UPA-L1 is the firm’s latest powerline networking gear and uses the DS2 chipset. This means that it is compatible with any other DS2 chipset networking gear around.

Buffalo unveils tiny 802.11n dongle

Posted in Buffalo by Shane McGlaun on January 15th, 2009

Buffalo USB Wi-Fi DongleLet’s face it guys, there are some things that we like to stick out a lot. There are some things we don’t want to stick out a lot, like our guts and the USB dongles we plug into our computers.

Buffalo has introduced the tiniest 802.11n Wi-Fi dongle that I have ever seen. The little thing is set to launch in early February and measures 16mm W x 33mm H x 8mm D. Those dimensions include the USB connector as well, which appears to take up about half of that height measurement.

Buffalo NAS device doubles as USB 2.0 drive

Posted in NAS by Nino Marchetti on September 22nd, 2008

Buffalo FlexNet

Buffalo Technology has unveiled a hybrid device which marries an “external USB drive and a network attached storage solution.” It is called the DriveStation FlexNet and it will be available around $150 for the 500GB (HD-CE500LU2), $170 for the 640GB (HD-CE640LU2) and $260 for the 1TB (HD-CE1.0TLU2) storage models.

Buffalo says the FlexNet lets one toggle between USB 2.0 and NAS via a single button. It features a 10/100 Ethernet interface and makes use of Buffalo’s USB technology to offer up to “20 percent” faster transfer rates over standard USB drives.

Buffalo’s Blu-ray burner does 8x

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2008

Buffalo’s Blu-ray burner does 8x
Buffalo just announced the world’s fastest Blu-ray recorder that is capable of burning through your data at an 8x speed. It’s available in Japan beginning next month. You can get an External version and an internal version. The BR-816U2 External features eSATA and USB port. The BR-816FBS can be connected by SATA.

CDs and DVDs are also supported of course. You’ll get a max 16x burn to DVD±R or 48x/24x for CD-R/RW. Each drive is being bundled with Cyberlink’s PowerDVD 7 suite. The external drive will cost you about $435, while the internal is about $380.