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Buffalo unveils sleek piano-black MiniStation and DriveStation

London UK, 22 March 2011 - 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.

MiniStation
MiniStation

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.”

All products are available for purchase immediately at leading outlets such as Amazon.co.uk, eBuyer.com, and dabs.com.

-ENDS-

Notes to Editor:

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

Technical Specifications

MiniStation – HD-PCU2

Internal HDD

 
Number of Drives1
Drive InterfaceSATA
Capacities320GB, 500GB
USB Interface 
Standard ComplianceUSB 2.0
Connector TypeUSB Mini-B
Number of Ports1
Data Transfer RateMax 480Mbps
Other 
Setup Utility OS SupportWindows®7 (32bit, 64bit), Windows® Vista™(32bit, 64bit), Windows® XP, Mac OS 10.4 or later
Dimensions (W x H x D mm)114 x 77 x 14 mm
Weight165g
Operating environment5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power consumptionMax 2.5W
Power supplyUSB bus powered

DriveStation – HD-LBU2

Internal HDD

 
Number of Drives1
Drive InterfaceSATA
Capacities1TB, 2TB
USB Interface 
Standard ComplianceUSB 2.0
Connector TypeUSB Mini-B
Number of Ports1
Data Transfer RateMax 480Mbps
Other 
Setup Utility OS SupportWindows®7 (32bit, 64bit), Windows® Vista™(32bit, 64bit), Windows® XP, Mac OS 10.4 or later
Dimensions (W x H x D mm)38.7 X 122.6 X 189
Weight950g
Operating environment5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power consumptionMax 12W
Power supplyAC100-240V 50/60Hz

DriveStation USB 3.0 HD-LBU3

Internal HDD

 
HDD InterfaceSATA
Capacities1TB, 2TB, 3TB
Number of Drives1
USB Interface 
Standard ComplianceUSB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Connector TypeUSB 3.0 Micro-B (Backward compatible with USB 2.0 Micro-B socket)
Number of Ports1
Data Transfer RateMax: 5Gbits/s (USB 3.0 mode)
Max: 480Mbps (USB 2.0 mode)
Other 
Setup Utility OS SupportWindows®7 (32bit, 64bit), Windows® Vista™(32bit, 64bit), Windows® XP, Mac OS 10.4 or later
Dimensions (W x H x D mm)38.7 X 122.6 X 189
Weight950g
Operating environment5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power consumptionMax 12W
Power supplyAC100-240V 50/60Hz

About Buffalo Technology
Buffalo is a global manufacturer of innovative storage, multimedia, and wireless networking products for the home and small business. The company is recognised as the Number 1 total PC peripheral manufacturer in Japan, and was the worldwide consumer NAS market leader in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 (In-Stat).

The company’s storage products are addressing the needs of the individual and the business, providing cost-effective network attached storage (NAS), portable and desktop hard drives, multimedia players, and Wireless LAN routers, which together offer a complete and integrated solution for the small office and digital home environment.

Buffalo’s product portfolio includes its TeraStation™ NAS devices which are specifically designed to bring Enterprise Storage to the SMB. The LinkStation™ range of NAS products, takes multimedia NAS to the home, and enables you to create a central location to share information, store files, photos and music, and save all your digital content, simply and easily. The AirStation™ range of easy-to-use, high performance wireless networking products for the SMB/SoHo and home user, with industry-leading AOSS™ (AirStation One-Touch Secure System) technology, allows users to build and manage secure wireless networks at home or in the office at the push of a button.

Buffalo’s strong international industry alliances with companies such as Intel, Broadcom™, Nintendo and Microsoft have allowed it to lead the industry in the development of the latest technologies into practical tools for the business and the home.

Headquartered in Japan, Buffalo Technology has offices in the UK, France, The Netherlands, USA and Taiwan. For more information please visit www.buffalo-technology.com.

For further information, please contact:
Champion Communications
Tel: 0207 268 3076
Buffalo@championcomms.com