New models prepared for faster transfer speeds with greater capacities

Middle East, 27 February 2010: Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of storage, wireless networking solutions is launching new USB 3.0 multi-drive products in addition to its existing range of USB-attached storage products. The new range of USB 3.0 DriveStation™ Duo and DriveStation™ Quad will be available in 3 variants beginning the end of February.

Buffalo USB 3.0 DriveStation Duo
The New Buffalo USB 3.0 DriveStation Duo
Buffalo USB 3.0 DriveStation Quad
The New Buffalo USB 3.0 DriveStation Quad

The USB 3.0 DriveStation™ Duo is a unit that features twin RAID enable drives in two bays accessible via a USB 3.0 that connects and transfers data using 5Gbps USB 3.0 and 480MBps USB 2.0 connections to the computer. The USB 3.0 DriveStation™ Quad, on the other hand, sports four RAID enabled drives in four bays. The DriveStation™ Duo is enabled with RAID 0 for performance and RAID 1 for redundant storage, while the DriveStation™ Quad is supplied with drives with RAID 0 for performance and RAID 5 or 10 for redundant storage.

Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports, the new USB 3.0 DriveStations give the user an option to utilise the high storage capacities. The Buffalo DriveStation™ Duo USB 3.0 is available in 2, 4 and 6 TB variations, while the Buffalo DriveStation™ Quad USB 3.0 is available in 4, 8 and 12 TB variations.

Jasem Al Roomi, Director at Buffalo Advantec FZCO said, “Buffalo understands the importance of speed and space in effecting a successful backup. Bundled with Buffalo Tools suite of complimentary software that offers enhancements such as TurboPC and TurboCopy to improve the file transfer and copy performance of the drives, the DriveStation™ Duo USB 3.0 and DriveStation™ USB 3.0 features the capacity, redundancy and performance required for any demanding user – the perfect solution to back up large servers or multimedia files.”

Availability

The Buffalo USB 3.0 DriveStation™ Duo (HD-WL) and USB 3.0 DriveStation™ Quad (HD-QL) 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 Duo USB 3.0

HD-WL2TU3R1-EU

HD-WL4TU3R1-EU

HD-WL6TU3R1-EU

DriveStation Quad USB 3.0

HD-QL4TU3R5-EU

HD-QL8TU3R5-EU

HD-QL12TU3R5-EU

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Note to editors

Please download high-res images from the link provided below

• USB 3.0 DriveStation™ Duo: http://buffalo.jp/download/photo/leaf.php?name=HD-WL2TU3/R1

• USB 3.0 DriveStation™ Quad: http://buffalo.jp/download/photo/leaf.php?name=HD-QL4TU3/R5

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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