Buffalo has just launched the new piano-black MiniStation and DriveStation external hard drives. The MiniStation is USB powered, so there is no need for an additional power cable. It is available in 500GB or 1TB. The DriveStation comes in both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 versions, and offers 1, 2, or 3TBs of storage. Both are available now. Read on past the break for more details about these new drives.
The MiniStation is priced at $49.99 for 500GB, and $99.99 for 1TB. The 500GB version measures 1.8 x 5.1 x 6.7 inches and weighs 12.8 ounces. The 1TB version is only slightly larger, at 2 x 5.9 x 8.7 inches, and weighs 8.5 ounces. Either of these would be very easy to carry around to provide extra storage for music, photos, or files.
The DriveStation is available in 1TB or 2TB of storage with USB 2.0, they are $85.99 for 1TB and $107.89 for 2TB. The faster, USB 3.0 drives are $129.50 for 2TB and $94.56 for 3TB.
Prices are quoted from Amazon.com. And no product release is complete without a company quote, so here it is: “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.”
Press release below, along with more photos:
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.
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.”