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LAS VEGAS, NV – January 07, 2008 – 2008 CES (Booth #: Renaissance 26) - Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking, storage and memory solutions today announced, the newest members of Buffalo’s family of high-performance NAS devices: the 500GB LinkStation EZ (LS-L500GL) and 1TB LinkStation Pro Duo (LS-W1.0TGL/R1). The products will be available in additional capacities in the near future.
Buffalo also announces the US debut of its ultra-high capacity portable storage device, the 320GB MiniStation TurboUSB (HD-PS320U2), which is amongst the first of its kind on the market. Buffalo’s new NAS devices are easy to use and affordable. They are designed to allow users to share, store and backup files between multiple PCs without the need to have any networking knowledge.
“With the growing quantity of digital content stored on business and home computers today, people are always looking for the latest technology to share and protect everything from home videos to business critical documents,” said Takayuki Nishioka, CEO of Buffalo Technology, USA.. “These new additions to Buffalo’s line of NAS products and portable devices demonstrate our commitment to provide superior products and offer our customers flexible, cutting edge technology to store and maintain their data.”
The LinkStation EZ offers a very consumer-friendly NAS solution for sharing and storing files from multiple computers within the LAN. It includes a 10/100/1000Mbps auto sensing Ethernet port. The device is equipped with a 3.5 inch SATA Hard Drive. All is needed is a simple 4-Step setup and anyone can start sharing files with this network attached hard drive.LinkStation Pro Duo
Buffalo’s LinkStation Pro Duo is a cost-effective NAS solution designed for those who need high-capacity drives. Prime targets are SOHO or SMB environments. The Pro Duo comes equipped with a 10/100/1000Mbps auto sensing Ethernet port, allowing users to share and backup files to multiple computers from a single LAN connection. The device supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 and includes a 3.5 inch SATA Hard Drive. It also includes Buffalo’s unique Web Access feature, which allows users to effortlessly access and share digital files such as precious photos, home videos and music at any time from anywhere in the world by just using a web browser interface. It supports Microsoft Active Directory, which allows the device to utilize domain users and groups. It also includes a Remote Power Feature, which can power up the unit remotely with the included Navigator software. A USB port lets users add an additional external hard drive and expand the LinkStation’s capacity. It also supports UPS devices to gracefully shutdown the unit during a power failure.
As one of the highest capacity portable storage drives on the market today, the MiniStation TurboUSB secures and stores large amounts of data while on-the-go. Protected by Buffalo’s unique Shock Resistant technology, this floating design absorbs any bumps, drops or shocks. With transfer rates up to 60% faster than most USB hard drives, new MiniStation can also easily handle the transferring of large files such as music or high-definition content. The convenient wrap-around cable allows for easier cable management while on the road, and the MiniStation’s Auto-Installation technology allows for immediate use. For maximum security, the drive is also equipped with Buffalo’s SecureLockWare which prevents unauthorized access if you lose your MiniStation.
All three products include Memeo’s AutoBackup to ensure that all of your data is fully protected.
Backed by a limited one-year warranty and toll-free 24/7 technical support, the 500GB LinkStation EZ (LS-500GL) is currently available at an estimated street price of $199. The 1TB LinkStation Pro Duo (LS-W1.0TGL/R1) will be available this month at an estimated street price of $449. The 320GB MiniStation TurboUSB is now available at an estimated street price of $229. These products can be purchased through distributors, online resellers and Buffalo’s web site. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit the company’s Web site at www.buffalotech.com.
Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading global provider of award-winning networking, storage, multimedia and memory solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit www.buffalotech.com.
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