Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced that its DriveStation DDR, a high performance external USB 3.0 hard drive with 1 GB DDR3 RAM cache for accelerated transfer speeds, is available for purchase today at select retail partners. Ideal for a variety of users including tech enthusiasts, digital photographers and videographers and media buffs, DriveStation DDR offers extremely fast file transfers, compared to SSD, with a higher capacity and value of a traditional external HDD device.
The full dimensions of the device are 8.8mm thick, 11.5cm long and 7.9cm wide and it weighs 140g. It’s compatible with the new Microsoft operating system Windows 8, as well as Windows 7, Vista and XP, and Mac OS X 10.5 or later.
The DriveStation DDR utilizes Buffalo’s MegaCache Accelerator, a 1 GB DDR3 RAM cache system, to greatly accelerate file transfer rates thus outperforming other USB 3.0 hard drives. Compared to a standard USB 3.0 hard drive, the 1 GB DRAM cache of the MegaCache system efficiently caches data as it’s transferred to automatically boost performance for transfer speeds up to 408 MB/s which is even faster than Thunderbolt storage. It’s 2.3x faster than USB 3.0 hard drives and more than 10x faster than USB 2.0.
“Buffalo has developed the perfect solution for consumers that demand faster storage performance, but don’t want to sacrifice drive capacity,” said Jasem Al Roomi, Managing Director of Buffalo Advantec FZCO, Inc. “We designed and built the DriveStation DDR to deliver the performance of an SSD coupled with up to three terabytes of storage, giving consumers the best of both technologies at an affordable price.”
The benefits of DriveStation DDR are automatic. Simple plug-and-play installation requires no advanced setup and no special software or drivers are required to operate at near SSD speeds. It is compatible with Windows and Mac devices and it can be used at top speeds with other popular consumer electronic devices that support USB 3.0, such as media players and gaming devices.
The DriveStation DDR is backed by a limited three-year warranty and is available now at Buffalo partners throughout the Middle East.