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Buffalo turbo-charge USB HDDs

2.5 and 3.5" TurboUSB series

| Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: Sep 11, 2007 11:36 pm

Buffalo Tech have announced a new range of 2.5 and 3.5" portable hard disks recently, these dubbed the "TurboUSB" series.

 

The "Turbo" bit in the title is due to a special controller chip which gives the transfer speeds of these USB 2.0 drives a significant boost; supposedly up to 64% quicker for the 2.5" variants and 37% for the 3.5" models.

 

For more info on the full line-up incl. retail pricing, Nordic Hardware have the scoop.

 



Buffalo Technology has announced a whole range of new portable harddrives, which looks rather ordaniary at a first glance, but when you look under the hood you find a special controller chip which together with a specialized driver will outperform current USB 2.0 products. TurboUSB will namely reduce file transfer overhead and improve the transfer rate. The company claims the new harddrive will sport up to 64 percent better performance in the 2.5" range, known as MiniStation, and up to 37 % faster with the 3.5" models, DriveStation.

 

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