updated 01:30 pm EDT, Wed October 7, 2009
Buffalo intro USB 3.0, 125MBps external drive
Buffalo hhas launched its first USB 3.0 hard drive in the DriveStation HD-HXU3. The 3.5-inch external disk uses the much larger bandwidth to attain transfer speeds of up to 125MBps, or between 3 and 4 times faster than the company's currently available USB 2.0 drive. In order to take advantage of the new standard's speeds, a card will be sold alongside the drive to install into host computers.
A custom USB 3.0 to SATA bridge will power the new Buffalo DriveStation drive. Fujitsu IC's AES full-disk encryption is also likely to be used, while a full version of Memeo AutoSync backup software is also expected. The Buffalo drive will initially be offered in 1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB capacities, though no pricing information has been released.
Earlier in the week, Freecom unveiled its own USB 3.0 external drive, albeit a rugged design. [via EverythingUSB]