Buffalo Technology, one of the many other global leaders in the design, development and manufacturing of storage and wireless networking, just announced the first products to market the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, namely one external hard disc drive and supporting a two-port USB 3.0 PCI express interface card.
First of them, the DriveStation HD-HXU3 external hard drive, will be offering users transfer speeds of up to 130MB/s, which is three times faster than the common USB 2.0 connection. Coming in a slick, black glossy chassis, and a choice of 1.0TB, 1.5TB and 2.0TB capacities
, the DriveStation HD-HXU3 will provide users with the ability of backing-up important data and share office work, digital photos, as well as music and movies from one computer to another, as fast as possible.
Tim Scale, EMEA Product Marketing Director, Buffalo Technology, said, “The new DriveStation HD-HXU3 combines both USB 3.0 performance, and the latest hard disk technology, tied in with Japanese based Buffalo’s renowned high quality design to create a massive jump in performance, copying Gigabyte files in just seconds. We are truly excited to be the first to market with this amazing and groundbreaking technology.”
As the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 standard wasn't adopted yet by all manufacturers, mainboards need them as an addition, and that's exactly why the Buffalo USB 3.0 PCI Express Interface Card was designed, to support the new SuperSpeed DriveStation. This allows users to upgrade to USB 3.0 their PC
, notebook or Mac, in order to take complete advantage of this next generation of external hard drives. Pricing for these starts with $163.10 for the 1TB mode, $226.73 for the 1.5TB and, of course, $296 for the 2TB model, while the PCI Express costs $65.23.
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