Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and
manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct
attached storage solutions, has announced the MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0
portable hard drive, the latest generation of SuperSpeed external
storage solutions which deliver interface speeds up to 5 Gigabits per
second. Designed for mobility and equipped with USB 3.0 technology for
extreme transfer rates, MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 can quickly store or
back up massive amounts of high-resolution graphics, digital audio and
video files, photos and other assets, in a compact and lightweight form,
perfect for travel.
"Buffalo continues to deliver on the promise of producing high
quality, high performance storage solutions that push the technological
envelope," said Ralph Spagnola, vice president of sales at Buffalo
Technology. "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."
Delivering interface speeds 10 times faster than USB 2.0, the
MiniStation Cobalt HD-PEU3 can store and move tons of photo, video,
music and data files at speeds previously unavailable to USB portable
storage. Additionally, the Cobalt USB 3.0 is backward-compatible with
USB 2.0 and it works with PC and Mac®, so you can access your files from
nearly any computer.
Included with the Cobalt USB 3.0 is Buffalo Tools, a
feature-rich suite of optional PC performance enhancement tools which
includes TurboPC, Backup Utility, ECO Manager, RAMDISK and SecureLock.
Utilizing your PC’s high speed RAM, TurboPC 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. Buffalo’s Backup Utility is an
easy-to-use and fully featured backup software for Windows® PCs that can
be used to back up one or multiple PCs with a single Buffalo external
hard drive. ECO Manager is an energy efficiency tool designed to
conserve energy and reduce laptop battery consumption by regulating the
power usage of your Buffalo external hard drive, cutting power to the
drive during extended periods of inactivity. RAMDISK is a simple utility
that allows you to create a RAM disk on your Windows PC, providing a
small, but extremely fast environment to work on files in. Lastly,
SecureLock software provides complete control of the data encryption on
your Buffalo external hard drive, providing security through password
protection and software data encryption.