Buffalo launches MiniStation Lite USB 3.0 portable HDD

Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of storage and wireless networking solutions today announces the launch of the MiniStation™ Lite USB 3.0 HD-PEU3 Portable Hard Disk Drive. The MiniStation™ Lite USB 3.0 is ideal for the person on the move, delivering transfer rates of up to five Gbits per second for the quick transfer and storage of high-resolution graphics, digital audio/video, large multimedia files, photos and more.

Paul Hudson, Northern European Sales Director, Buffalo Technology, said: “Innovation has always been Buffalo Technology’s core value and the new MiniStation™ Lite USB 3.0 HD-PEU3 combines both USB 3.0 performance, and the latest hard disk technology to give consumers the fastest, and most reliable solution on the market. The MiniStation™ Lite USB 3.0 HD-PEU3 delivers on Buffalo’s ongoing commitment in bringing high quality, robust storage solutions to meet the high demands of today’s consumers.”

Buffalo MiniStation Lite USB 3.0

With a sleek and compact form factor, the MiniStation™ Lite USB 3.0 HD-PEU3 comes in a glossy black chassis, is backward-compatible and works with all USB 2.0 enabled computers and notebooks, as well as forthcoming USB 3.0 models. Available in 500GB and 640GB capacities, the MiniStation™ Lite USB 3.0 HD-PEU3 with SuperSpeed USB gives users the ability to quickly back-up and store important data and other digital assets.

Recently launched and first to market with USB 3.0 external Storage, Buffalo Technology also offers the DriveStation™ USB 3.0 HD-HXU3 External Hard Disk Drive along with two Interface ExpressCards for both desktop (IFC-PCIE2U3) and laptop PCs (IFC-EC2U3UC). The DriveStation™ USB 3.0 HD-HXU3 gives users the ability to quickly back up important data and store office work, digital photos, music and movies in one central location. The USB 3.0 PCI Interface ExpressCard (IFC-PCIE2U3) allows users to upgrade their desktop PC or Mac to USB 3.0, whilst the Interface ExpressCard (IFC-EC2U3UC) upgrades your laptop PC to USB 3.0, allowing you to utilize SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for faster data transfer speeds than ever before.

The new hard drive comes complete with Buffalo Tools, the second generation of performance enhancing software which comprises of TurboPC, TurboCopy, Buffalo Backup Utility, ECO Manager, RAMDISK and SecureLock, a comprehensive array of technological software aimed at enhancing the day-to-day digital life of PC consumers.

The MiniStation™ Lite USB 3.0’s key features include:

  • The latest technology – Portable SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • Slim and compact design with black glossy finish
  • Buffalo Tools – utility software that will enable FASTER transfer speeds, FASTER copy speeds and FASTER backup speeds
  • ECO Manager – conserve energy by regulating the power usage of your Buffalo external hard drive at predetermined times, extending the life of the drive while reducing energy usage, including laptop battery consumption

Pricing and availability:

The MiniStation™ Lite USB 3.0 HD-PEU3 will be widely available across EMEA from April 2010.

• HD-PE500U3/BK-EU – MiniStation Lite USB 3.0 500GB – SRP £109.99

• HD-PE640U3/BK-EU – MiniStation Lite USB 3.0 640GB – SRP £139.99

Source: Buffalo

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