After reading about the first USB 3.0 or should I say SuperSpeed USB devices
, I was really wondering when manufacturers would start releasing consumer grade products to the market. One company to have done so is Buffalo. It just announced (as in today) the HD-HXU3 external hard drive.
The DriveStation HD-HXU3 is an external HDD USB 3.0 enabled, providing SuperSpeed speeds of up to 125MB/sec. Coming in a slick, black glossy design, the user can chose it in versions of 1.0TB, 1.5TB and 2.0TB capacities. I was wondering about backwards compatibility: the DriveStation HD-HXU3 is backwards compatible and will work seamlessly with USB 2.0-enabled computers, notebooks and netbooks
The portable storage devices will even work with all forthcoming USB 3.0 models. Having this speed on an external hard drive, you are sure to be able to exchange, move and backup important data, office work, digital photos easily, without having to wait for hours until a 100 or 200GB package flows through USB 2.0.
Tim Scale, EMEA Product Marketing Director, Buffalo Technology, stated about the new DriveStation HD-HXU3 that “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. Truly amazing and ground breaking technology, another first from Buffalo Technology.”
The company also launched the Buffalo USB 3.0 controller, IFC-PCIE2U3, that will provide users with the ability to take advantage of this new SuperSpeed, USB 3.0 technology. Availability should start for Europe, Middle East and Africa during Q4 2009.
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