updated 04:05 pm EDT, Mon October 2, 2006
Buffalo DriveStation Duo
External hard drives with more than one terabyte of storage have existed for some time; obtaining that storage with fewer than four drives has been difficult. Buffalo Technology could thus be one of the first to release a portable drive with that capacity: its newly released DriveStation Duo uses two 750GB Seagate hard drives to offer a total 1.5TB of storage through either FireWire or USB 2 connections. It can also be setup to use either RAID striping, for maximum storage, or mirroring for backup purposes. Buffalo ships the Duo with security and backup software for Windows PCs, though the drive itself should be compatible with MacOS X as well. The new DriveStation ships later in October at $1000 for a 1.5TB model; smaller capacities are available starting at $250 for 500GB.