After announcing the first to market SuperSpeed USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Drive one week ago, Buffalo now gives the details on availability and prices.
The DriveStation HD-HXU3, offers SuperSpeed transfer speeds of up to 125MB/s, which is 3-4 times faster than the company’s currently available USB 2.0 drive, and comes in a ranges of sizes, including 500 GB, 1TB and 1.5 TB. 2TB model is planned for later release.
The HD-HXU3 will be also the first actually usable USB 3.0 HDD to the market, as it will come together with 2-port PCI Expressx1 host controller, which fully supports USB 3.0 connectivity.
The new Buffalo’s DriveStation is backwards-compatible and will work with all USB 2.0 enabled computers and notebooks, as well as forthcoming USB 3.0 models.
The drive will hit Japanese shelves in late October for about $225 for 1TB and $284 for 1,5 TB drive. 2TB disk, coming later this year, will cost about $523.