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Buffalo MiniStation and DriveStation external storage products launched

Posted on Tuesday, March 22 2011 @ 16:58:46 CET by

Buffalo debuts the piano-black MiniStation and DriveStation. The MiniStation is a compact USB 2.0 external HDD available in 320GB and 500GB capacities, while the DriveStation is a larger storage solution available in USB 2.0 (1TB and 2TB) or USB 3.0 (1TB, 2TB, and 3TB) editions.
Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of storage and wireless networking solutions, has announced a stylish design for its external storage range.

Available now, the glossy, piano-black MiniStation portable device and the DriveStation desktop hard drive, will allow users to add additional external storage to any computer or laptop simply using a USB port.

The smooth, lightweight and portable MiniStation is USB powered, meaning there is no additional power supply needed. Available in 500GB and 1.0TB, the MiniStation offers a compact, stylish solution that enables users to store, back up and transport digital images, music and other files without taking up additional storage space from your PC’s hard drive.

The black glossy DriveStation comes in both USB 2.0 for the price conscious consumer and USB 3.0 for users wanting faster transfer speeds and automatic backup. The easy to use, plug-and-play device is pre-formatted meaning it is available for immediate use. Not only is it silent, the auto installation and auto power on/off means you can quickly store, access, and transfer files, digital images, documents, and perform back-ups. This single drive device can be positioned vertically or horizontally, conveniently allowing for an efficient use of space. The DriveStation can be purchased in 1TB or 2TB for the USB 2.0 version and 1TB, 2TB and 3TB for the USB 3.0 version.

“Product innovation and engineering excellence have always been at the heart of Buffalo’s core values,” said Paul Hudson, Sales Director Northern Europe at Buffalo Technology. “Continuing in this tradition, Buffalo is launching a new desktop and portable storage family, providing a balanced blend of reliability, performance and styling at accessible prices for today’s ever growing storage needs.”

New key features:

MiniStation HD-PCU2
  • PC and Mac compatible
  • Plug-n-Play - ready for immediate use
  • USB Powered - no power supply needed
  • Sleek, compact and lightweight in a black slim line chassis
  • Available with 320GB and 500GB

    DriveStation HD-LBU2
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • Pre-formatted drive for immediate use
  • Easy set-up, no drivers required
  • Connects to USB on any PC or Mac
  • Ships as two versions, UK power supply and EU
  • Available with 1TB or 2TB capacities

    DriveStation USB 3.0 HD-LBU3
  • Buffalo Backup Utility offers you automatic backup of your data
  • Apple Time Machine® ready to backup via the USB connection
  • Secure Lock Mobile for Windows® PC encrypts your data preventing unauthorised access
  • Auto Power On/Off with your PC
  • Eco Friendly Power Saving Mode (PC Only)
  • Easy to Install and Set-up
  • Compatible with PC and Mac
  • Backwards compatible with any USB 2.0 enabled computers and notebooks
  • For USB 3.0 transfer speeds, a USB 3.0 interface card (IFC-PCIE2U3) or USB port is required
  • Stand upright or lay flat to place just about anywhere
  • 2 Years Warranty
  • Available as 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities



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