Buffalo intros TurboUSB-charged USB hard drives, speedy file transfer and performance

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buffalo_usb_ministation_hard_drive.jpgBuffalo Technology has announced the availability of an enhanced range of MiniStation and DriveStation products, now featuring TurboUSB technology which is supposed to significantly improve the speed of file transfers and overall performance.

The TurboUSB MiniStation is a portable, shock-resistant USB 2.0 external hard drive, offering up to 64% better file transfer rates than traditional USB 2.0 hard drives. It features a wrap-around cable, tough armoured outer case, and shock-absorbent internal design, and is able to draw its power from the PC via a powered USB port or hub. It will come in 80GB, 120GB, 160GB, 250GB, and 300GB capacities.

Buffalo’s TurboUSB DriveStation is intended for users who want to easily back up their files, and boosts file transfer speeds by up to 37%. It comes in capacities of 250GB, 320GB, 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB. The unit features an auto-setup function, auto power-on, and auto-backup scheduling.

Both drive ranges feature the Secure Lock Ware utility, offering up to 256-bit AES encryption of both the drive and stored files. All drives are both Mac and PC compatible, and are available now.

TurboUSB MiniStation:
HD-PS80U2 – £55
HD-PS120U2 – £59
HD-PS160U2 – £78
HD-PS250U2 – £113
HD-PS300U2 – £173

TurboUSB DriveStation:
HD-HS250U2 – £67
HD-HS320U2 – £73
HD-HS500U2 – £93
HD-HS750U2 – £161
HD-HS1.0TU2/F – £304

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Andy Merrett