MiniStationTM Thunderbolt provides industry leading on-the-move transfer speeds for efficient storage and backup
LONDON, SEPTEMBER 4 2012: Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of storage and wireless networking solutions, is today announcing it is shipping the world's first portable ThunderboltTM and USB 3.0 dual-interface HDD solution across EMEA. Buffalo's new MiniStationTM Thunderbolt portable hard drive provides transfer speeds of up to10Gbps, double those provided by USB 3.0 alone.
The device is currently compatible with all Apple MacBook and Mac computers, soon to be joined by a host of Windows PC manufacturers such as Lenovo, HP, Sony and Acer, who are all launching machines that adopt Thunderbolt compatibility. The MiniStation Thunderbolt is ideal for PC and Mac users requiring the fastestpossible interface speeds while preserving backward compatibility with devices that support USB 2.0 or 3.0. Paul Hudson, Buffalo's Sales Director for Northern Europe, says: "Our market research has repeatedly found there is no portable Thunderbolt HDD on the market of this type, even though computer users are demanding it and are increasingly turning to laptop devices. The launch of Buffalo's MiniStation Thunderbolt, which is the first to incorporate USB3.0 dual interface, fills this gap in the market with industry leading technology that reaffirms our pioneering spirit and engineering excellence."
The MiniStation Thunderbolt has an aesthetically pleasing, sophisticated design, with a sleek aluminium body complemented by a transparent frosted top and an indirect disk access LED indicator that tastefully illuminates the device. As well as being a great portable storage device for both PC and Mac users, the MiniStation Thunderbolt is also compatible with Mac OS X Time Machine, making it the perfect solution for backing up Mac devices.
Hudson adds: "This is the world's first device to couple the universal 5 GBps super speed USB 3.0 port for legacy support with the 10 GBps Thunderbolt technology developed by Intel® to deliver maximum interface speeds and compatibility. This enables consumers to now move digital content faster, simplify connections between their devices, maintain compatibility with nearly any device and foster new and exciting ways to use portable storage."
Buffalo's MiniStation Thunderbolt will be available in 500 GB and 1 TB, at an MSRP of £169.99 and £199.99, from retailers including Dabs, Amazon and eBuyer.
For more information about Buffalo products and where to purchase, please visit the company's web site at www.buffalotechnology.com.
ABOUT BUFFALO TECHNOLOGY
Buffalo is a global manufacturer of innovative storage, multimedia, and wireless networking products for thehome and small business. The company is recognised as the Number 1 total PCperipheral manufacturer in Japan, and was the worldwide consumer NAS marketleader in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 (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 TeraStationTM NAS devices which are specifically designed to bring Enterprise Storage to the SMB. The LinkStationTM 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 AirStationTM range of easy-to-use, high performance wireless networking products for the SMB/SoHo and home user, with industry-leading AOSSTM (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, BroadcomTM, 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.