Canâ€™t decide whether to go with a USB 3.0 or a Thunderbolt portable HDD?
Well, truth is, you donâ€™t exactly have that many to choose from, given the marketâ€™s still very limited for either of the two. But if youâ€™ve got the budget, why not go for both, which is exactly what the Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt portable HDD is offering.
Weâ€™re not quite sure if this is already available in stores for your buying pleasure, but what we do know is how much it costs. The 500GB Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt is priced at Php8,900 while the 1TB model is retailing for Php10,000.
Yeah, itâ€™s pricey as hell, but come on, how many portable HDDs do you know come with both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connectivity? â€˜Nuff said!
For more on this USB 3.0-Thunderbolt souped-up portable HDD, you can either head on over here or check out the full press release below for additional info:
Buffalo intros worldâ€™s first dual interface portable storage
Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, recently announced the availability of world’s first portable Thunderboltâ„¢ and USB 3.0 dual-interface external drive solution. With the expected widespread adoption of Thunderbolt by WindowsÂ® PC manufacturers joining the existing and sizable AppleÂ® Thunderbolt market, the MiniStation Thunderbolt / USB Portable Hard Drive is ideal for PC and MacÂ® users looking for the fastest interface speeds while preserving backward compatibility with existing devices that support USB 2.0 or USB 3.0.
“Creating, storing and moving digital content on the go has always been a challenging proposal for all types of users as either the interface was incompatible or too slow or the storage solution was physically too large,” said Brian Verenkoff, director of marketing at Buffalo Technology. “Collaborating with Intel to deliver the world’s first dual-interface Thunderbolt and USB storage solution as well as the world’s first portable Thunderbolt hard drive reaffirms Buffalo’s pioneering spirit and engineering excellence.”
Housed in a sleek aluminum body with a transparent frosted top, the MiniStation Thunderbolt features an indirect disk access LED indicator on the underside that tastefully illuminates its supporting surface. Bus-powered, the HDD requires no additional power supply, and it can be formatted to support both PCs and Macs, making it a great portable storage solution for any device. Compatibility with Mac OS X Time Machine also makes the MiniStation Thunderbolt / USB Portable Hard Drive an ideal solution for backup with Mac computers.
“Thunderbolt delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to personal computing,” said Jason Ziller, Intel’s director of Thunderbolt marketing, “Products like the Buffalo Technology MiniStation Thunderbolt / USB Portable Hard Drive help highlight what Thunderbolt makes possible.”
The MiniStation Thunderbolt / USB Portable Hard Drive is the first to couple the ubiquitous 5 Gbps super speed USB 3.0 port for legacy support with the 10 Gbps Thunderbolt technology developed by IntelÂ® to deliver maximum interface speeds and compatibility. Consumers can now move digital content faster, simplify connections between devices, maintain compatibility with nearly any device and foster new and exciting ways to use portable storage.
The Thunderbolt MiniStation is available in 500GB and 1TB priced at PhP8,900 and PhP10,000, respectively. For availability and other product info, please contact MSI-ECS at 6883180-84 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You must be logged in to post a comment.