Buffalo reveals two new external hard drives
Because it is portable and designed to go anywhere, the MiniStation Extreme incorporates shock protection so your data is always safe.
There are also rubber bumpers to absorb shock and transfer it away from the internal hard disc.
In fact the MiniStation Extreme has also passed US Military standards for rugged design and even passed a drop test from a height of 2.3 metres.
The device is USB 3.0 compatible so data transfers are fast – up to 5GB per second. So transferring photos and even large video files only takes seconds.
The MiniStation Extreme is available in black, dark silver and red in capacities 500GB ($129) and 1TB ($179) and will be available in mid-November.
This external hard drive has a chassis designed to rest either upright or flat depending on the amount of space you have on your desktop.
It can also be placed below a TV to stream music, pictures and videos.
Both the MiniStation Extreme and DriveStation Velocity incorporate 256-bit AES encryption to keep your data safe from unauthorised access with password protection.
On-board is a 7200 RPM hard drive and USB 3.0 support so data transfers are just as fast as those with the MiniStation Extreme – up to 5GB a second.
Buffalo’s DriveStation Velocity is available in 1TB ($169), 2TB ($199) and 3TB ($319) versions.
Both of the drives are compatible with Mac or PC and are available from JB Hi-Fi, Bing Lee, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Retravision, Myer and David Jones.