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Buffalo announces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard disk drive

by Parm Mann on 28 September 2009, 12:54

Tags: DriveStation HD-HXU3, Buffalo Technology

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Buffalo Technology has today announced what it claims will be the first to market SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard drive in the form of the DriveStation HD-HXU3.

The drive, pictured above, will be available in 1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB capacities, and promises SuperSpeed transfer speeds of up to 125MB/s. That's still a long way from saturating the available bandwidth (around 400MB/s after protocol overhead), but it's a start.

If the drive's black glossy exterior looks familiar, it should, as we pictured it being used to demonstrate the potential of USB 3.0 at last week's IDF. As mentioned previously, we're expecting a lengthy wait for widespread USB 3.0 support in terms of both hardware and software. However, those wanting to make the most of the SuperSpeed interface can do so with Buffalo's USB 3.0 controller - the IFC-PCIE2U3 - also announced today.

There's no mention of pricing just yet, and despite claiming to be "first to market", Buffalo's launch date for both the drive and controller simply states the fourth quarter of 2009.



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USB 3.0 is as pointless as the new Sata 6GB/S i honestly dont know why they do it.
But surely anything faster is always gonna be an improvement
Breezey
USB 3.0 is as pointless as the new Sata 6GB/S i honestly dont know why they do it.

Because USB3.0 will become mainstream than new SATA.
Breezey
USB 3.0 is as pointless as the new Sata 6GB/S i honestly dont know why they do it.

Pointless for now, but I think they will both come in handy.

USB 3.0 for faster external HDD's etc.
SATA 6Gb/s for SSD's, which may (hopefully) become too fast for SATA-II. SSD's already do 250MB/s, close to the max of SATA-II.
USB 3.0 makes a lot more sense then SATA3. USB2 is already starting to bottlenecking external hard drives, including some flash drives.