DriveStations and MiniStations get a facelift with new stylish designs

Middle East, 10 February 2011: Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of storage, wireless networking solutions is improving its portfolio of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Portable and Desktop drives, with new additions to the DriveStation and the MiniStation series of products.

The new USB 2.0 MiniStation (HD-PCU2)

The new look DriveStation

USB 2.0: (HD-LBU2)

USB 3.0: (HD-LBU3)

The new USB 3.0 MiniStation (HD-PCTU3)

With the availability of options of USB 2.0 and now the introduction of the significantly faster USB 3.0 in the MiniStation and the DriveStation series, Buffalo’s USB attached storage product portfolio is stronger than before. With improved technology being used, the Buffalo range of Portable and Desktop drives now have the latest in technology and design to offer customers who want state-of-the-art USB-attached storage.
The USB 2.0 series of DriveStations and MiniStations have been given a facelift to sport the latest stylish designs in USB attached storage. This range fulfils the need of anybody who is looking for a USB attached hard drive and is price conscious. With time tested reliability, Buffalo’s DriveStation USB 2.0 Hard Drive HD-LBU2 is an easy to use external hard drive to add additional external storage to any device using a USB port.
The DriveStation features a sleek, black glossy chassis that can be positioned vertically or horizontally, adapting to the location it is used in for an efficient use of space. Buffalo’s MiniStation Portable USB 2.0 Hard Drive offers a compact, sleek, lightweight and portable storage solution. Store, back up and transport digital images, music and other files without taking up space on your PC’s hard drive.
The Buffalo DriveStation USB 2.0 is available in 1 and 2 TB variations, while the portable USB 2.0 MiniStation is available in 320GB, 500GB and 1TB capacity options.
The MiniStation USB 3.0 series of USB-attached storage devices have the latest technology in storage encased in a new sleek, clean design. The feature rich software suite Buffalo Tools, accelerate the reading and writing speeds of both the Windows computer and MiniStation™ USB 3.0. With features such as SecureLockMobile™ for Windows® PC to encrypt your data and prevent unauthorised access along with the power saving mode to reduce power consumption by stopping HDD rotation when idle for longer battery life, the MiniStation™ USB 3.0 is the must have for anyone who requires the latest technology whilst on the move.
The DriveStation USB 3.0 is the next generation of high speed external hard disk and offers SuperSpeed transfer speeds of up to 130MB/s, 3 times faster than USB 2.0. Backwards-compatible with all USB 2.0 enabled computers and notebooks; the DriveStation USB 3.0 is an easy to use external hard drive to add additional external storage to any device using a USB port. The DriveStation features a sleek, black glossy chassis that can be positioned vertically or horizontally, adapting to the location it is used in for an efficient use of space.
The Buffalo DriveStation USB 2.0 is available in 1, 2 and 3 TB variations, while the portable USB 2.0 MiniStation is available in 500GB and 1TB capacity options.
Jasem Al Roomi, Director at Buffalo Advantec FZCO said, “Customers want faster transfers speeds while maintaining the portability of a USB device. With this in mind, Buffalo have incorporated USB 3.0 technology in the new DriveStation and MiniStation series of products. With speeds up to 10x faster than USB 2.0 on the MiniStation and 3x faster on the DriveStation, customers can now buy exactly what they are looking for. Buffalo always works towards improving consumer experience, and these products are a step in that direction.”
Availability
The Buffalo USB 2.0 MiniStation (HD-PCU2) and USB 2.0 DriveStation (HD-LBU2) will be available from leading retailers and authorized Buffalo business solution partners around the Middle East, backed by a two-year warranty.
Official Product ID:
DriveStation HD-LBU2
HD-LB1.0TU2-EU 1TB USB2.0
HD-LB2.0TU2-EU 2TB USB2.0
MiniStation HD-PCU2
HD-PC320U2/BK-EU-320GB
HD-PC500U2/BK-EU-500GB
HD-PC1TU2/BB-EU-1TB
The Buffalo USB 3.0 MiniStation (HD-PCTU3) and USB 3.0 DriveStation (HD-LBU3) will be available from leading retailers and authorized Buffalo business solution partners around the Middle East, backed by a two-year warranty.
Official Product ID:
MiniStation USB 3.0 – HD-PCTU3
HD-PCT500U3/B-EU-Black
HD-PCT500U3/W-EU-White
HD-PCT1TU3/BB-EU-Black
HD-PCT1TU3/BW-EU-White
DriveStation USB 3.0 – HD-LBU3
HD-LB1.0TU3-EU 1TB USB 3.0
HD-LB2.0TU3-EU 2TB USB 3.0
HD-LB3.0TU3-EU 3TB USB 3.0
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Note to editors
Please download high-res images from the link provided below
• USB 2.0 Products: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10017922/Buffalo%20Jan%202011/USB%202.0%20Images.zip
• USB 3.0 Products: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10017922/Buffalo%20Jan%202011/USB%203.0%20Images.zip
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.
© Buffalo Inc. 2010. BUFFALO logo, AirStation, Nfiniti, AOSS, TeraStation, LinkStation, DriveStation, MiniStation, LinkTheater and Dualie are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Melco Holdings Inc. or Buffalo Inc. Microsoft Windows and Microsoft logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft corporation in United States and/or other countries.  The names and logos of other companies mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
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