Middle East, 22 October 2008 – Buffalo Technology today unveils the DriveStation 2Share which offers consumers the choice of two storage options. It can be used as an external hard drive to back up a single PC or networked to allow access to shared files from several computers in the network. The DriveStation 2Share provides a low-cost, easy to use, energy efficient and flexible storage option for home and small office users.
The unit can be operated as a USB-attached storage device for one
computer, or switched to network attached storage (NAS) mode to allow
multiple users to share files within a network. Setup for both
operating modes is simple, with "plug and play" use for USB
connectivity and Buffalo’s DriveNavigator utility software included for
Power Saving Utility software provided with the product allows users
to set timings to put the device in a low power "sleep" mode when not
in use. The unit can be powered up again either manually or by
accessing the drive.
Available in two capacities, the drive is equipped with Buffalo’s
TurboUSB software to facilitate increased data transfer rates via USB.
It also comes with Buffalo’s exclusive Secure Lock Ware Encryption
software for Windows, to provide a simple option for securing data on
Kevin Vine, EMEA Sales and Marketing Director
at Buffalo Technology comments: "Buffalo is committed to developing
fully-integrated products with unique and innovative capabilities that
can meet the ever changing storage needs in today’s fast paced
technology market," said Paul Hudson, Northern European Sales Director
at Buffalo Technology. "The DriveStation 2Share delivers on this
promise, offering consumers for the first time the flexibility of a
simple and easy-to use network storage solution and the ease and speed
of a direct attached USB interface."
Backed by a limited two-year warranty, the DriveStation 2Share is
available now from leading retailers across the Middle Eastat an
estimated street price of:
HD-CE500LU2 (500GB) US$134.99
HD-CE640GBLU2 (640GB) US$149.99
HD-CE1.0TLU2 (1TB) US$239.99
Power Saving Utility is compatible with Windows PCs only.
About Buffalo Technology
Buffalo is a global manufacturer of innovative wireless networking,
storage and multimedia solutions for the home and small business
environments. 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 and 2007 (In-Stat).
Buffalo’s product portfolio includes its award-winning AirStation™ line
of easy-to-use, high-performance wireless networking products for
SME/SoHo and home users. With industry-leading AOSS™ (AirStation
One-Touch Secure System) technology, users can simply build a secure
wireless network at home or in the office at the push of a button.
The company’s storage solutions are addressing the needs of both the
individual and the business, providing a versatile line of USB flash
drives, portable and desktop hard drives and cost-effective network
attached storage (NAS) solutions. Including its multimedia players,
Buffalo is unique in offering integrated WLAN, storage and multimedia
solutions for the digital home environment.
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,
Germany, USA and Taiwan. For more information please visit