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Appeared on: Monday, May 06, 2013
Buffalo Ships DriveStation DDR USB Hard Drive To Rival Performance Of Expensive SSD Solutions

Buffalo Technology today announced that its DriveStation DDR, anexternal USB 3.0 hard drive with 1 GB DDR3 RAM cache for accelerated transfer speeds, is available for purchase today.

Ideal for digital photographers and videographers and media buffs, DriveStation DDR offers extremely fast file transfers, comparable to SSD, with the high capacity and value of a traditional external HDD device.

The DriveStation DDR utilizes Buffalo's MegaCache Accelerator, a 1 GB DDR3 RAM cache system, to accelerate file transfer rates, notably outperforming other USB 3.0 hard drives. Compared to a standard USB 3.0 hard drive, the 1 GB DRAM cache of the MegaCache system efficiently caches data as it's transferred to automatically boost performance for transfer speeds up to 408 MB/s, 2.3x faster than USB 3.0 hard drives and more than 10x faster than USB 2.0.

Buffalo's DriveStation DDR features a sleek chassis that can be positioned vertically or horizontally. The USB 3.0 interface offers plug-and-play setup and universal connectivity. The new DriveStation DDR is packed with Buffalo Tools, a suite of optional software available on Windows PCs. Tools include Buffalo's Backup Utility to back up one or multiple computers with a single Buffalo external HDD; eco Manager for energy conservation; SecureLock for complete data encryption; and RAMDISK creates a RAM disk on Windows PCs.

The DriveStation DDR is compatible with Windows and Mac devices and it can be used at top speeds with other popular consumer electronic devices that support USB 3.0, such as media players and gaming devices.

The DriveStation DDR is backed by a limited three-year warranty and is available now for an estimated street price of $139.99 for 2 TB (HD-GD2.0U3) and $179.99 for 3 TB (HD-GD3.0U3).


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