Claims to deliver interface speeds up to 5Gbps
Buffalo Technology, a manufacturer of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage offerings, has released MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 portable hard drive, which it claims to deliver interface speeds up to 5 Gigabits per second.
Designed for mobility and equipped with USB 3.0 technology for faster transfer rates, MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 can store or back up massive amounts of high-resolution graphics, digital audio and video files, photos and other assets, the company claims.
According to Buffalo, the Cobalt USB 3.0 is backward-compatible with USB 2.0 and works with PC and Mac delivering interface speeds 10 times faster than USB 2.0. It includes Buffalo Tools, optional PC performance enhancement tools which includes TurboPC, Backup Utility, ECO Manager, RAMDISK and SecureLock.
Buffalo said that the USB 3.0 can increase file transfer rates by up to 25% over competing USB 3.0 portable hard drives. TurboPC also includes TurboCopy which provides additional system adjustments to increase performance substantially.
Ralph Spagnola, vice president of sales at Buffalo Technology, said: Buffalo continues to deliver on the promise of producing high quality, high performance storage solutions that push the technological envelope. With the new MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0, we are continuing a tradition of innovative, high-speed storage solutions that consumers have come to rely on year after year.
The MiniStation Cobalt HD-PEU3 will be available in various capacities up to 640 GB and will begin shipping in April 2010.