Buffalo Technology has debuted the “first” SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard disk drive. The next-generation HDD is reportedly capable of delivering transfer rates of up to 625 MB per second, or five Gbits per second.
“The DriveStation HD-HXU3 is ideal for creative professionals, computer power users and digital content creators,” said company spokesperson Ralph Spagnola. “[It facilitates] the quick transfer and storage of high-resolution graphics, digital audio/video, large multimedia files, photos and more.”
Spagnola explained that the HD-HXU3 is “backwards-compatible” and works with all USB 2.0 enabled computers and notebooks, as well as future USB 3.0 models.
The DriveStation is currently available in 1.0TB ($200), 1.5TB ($250) and 2.0TB ($400) capacities.
It should be noted that Buffalo has also released a two-port USB 3.0 PCI Express Interface Card that allows users to easily upgrade their PC or Mac to SuperSpeed USB.
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