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MiniStationTM DDR offers users high-speed write up, whilst the MiniStationTM ‘Safe' safeguards users data 

London, UK, 9th September 2014: Buffalo Technology, the global manufacturer of storage and networking solutions, today extends its consumer range for external storage with the MiniStationTM DDR and MiniStationTM ‘Safe'. Write up speeds of 400MB/s make the MiniStation DDR (MSDDR) the world's fastest portable storage device, perfect for users wanting fast reliability. The MiniStation ‘Safe' boosts a shockproof chassis, protecting your data drive from accidental bumps and drops, making this MiniStation ideal for users wanting to protect their vital data on the go.

MiniStationTM DDR (HD-PGDU3)

With Buffalo's Dynamic Random-Access Memory, portable hard drive users no longer need to choose between speed and capacity. The MiniStation DDR provides fast data transfer speeds similar to the SSD without compromising on capacity and performance. Furthermore, this hard drive is a more cost-effective option; the RRP for an SSD is £417.38, the RRP for the MiniStation is only £119.02.

Compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems, this MiniStation is available in 500GB and 1TB. MS DDR enables users to transfer 1,000 images in just 3.5 seconds, making this hard drive 2.3 times faster than a standard USB 3.0 hard drive.

This easy to use, high performance MiniStation has a data transfer rate of 5Gb/s via its USB 3.0 port. Its sleek design includes subtle LEDs, which indicate the drive's cache use and power status. It also encompasses traditional Buffalo features such as Backup Utility, RAMDISK Utility and TurboPC EX.

MiniStationTM ‘Safe' (HD-PNFU3)

This thin and lightweight MiniStation ‘Safe' not only features a shockproof chassis, but also encompasses a ‘Lock-and-Go' security feature, allowing users to password-protect their data. Users wanting extra security can also choose between 128 or 256 bit encryption, which complies to U.S. Military standards. 

This HDD has won the "Good Design Award" for its flat, matt toned case. Available in red and black, the MiniStation ‘Safe' is available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. With interface speeds of 5Gbp and SuperSpeed data transfer with USB 3.0, this device is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

Klaas de Vos, COO of Buffalo Technology said. "The MiniStation ‘Safe' provides peace of mind for users who want to ensure that their data is protected whilst on the move. The 256-bit encryption provides the ultimate protection for your vial files and images. 

"In today's fast paced society, consumers are constantly on the look out for time saving solutions, the MiniStation DDR is a perfect answer to this with write up speeds of 400MB/s. Our DriveStation DDR (3.5") won numerous tests for its super speed, this latest offering is our small/portable sister model (2.5"). The MiniStation offers the complete package; fast write up speeds combined with high capacity and performance." 




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MiniStation 'Safe' Portable HD



MiniStation 'Safe' Portable HD flat protection black, 2TB


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MiniStation DDR 500GB


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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 named the worldwide consumer NAS market leader 6 years in a row.

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.

Headquartered in Japan, Buffalo Technology has offices in the UK, France, The Netherlands, USA and Taiwan. For more information please visit