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Buffalo Puts 500GB of Storage in Your Pocket

March 10, 2008

AUSTIN, TX – March 10, 2008 – Buffalo Americas, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking, storage and memory solutions today announced the US debut of its 500GB MiniStation TurboUSB (HD-PS500U2). As one of the highest capacity portable storage devices on the market today, the latest addition to Buffalo’s award-winning line of storage solutions is ideal for users who need to keep and protect large amounts of important data while on-the-go.

With half a Terabyte of storage and unmatched speed, the new MiniStation allows users to easily take memorable content such as photos or high-definition videos to their relative’s house or presentations and business sensitive files to a meeting across the globe.

“In today’s mobile society, consumers and professionals alike need to be able to take their digital content with them anywhere. They demand a high capacity solution that can accommodate all of their music, photos, HD videos or mission critical data,” said Takayuki Nishioka, CEO of Buffalo Americas, USA. “The new forward-looking MiniStation can suit your data storage needs now and into the future, which underscores our dedication to developing high performance, reliable products that satisfy the growing needs of our customers.”

Compatible with Windows and Mac OS X, the 5400RPM MiniStation uses Buffalo’s own TurboUSB technology to offer up to 30% faster transfer rates than most USB hard drives. Buffalo’s unique Shock Resistant technology suspends the drive between its impact resistant plastic chassis and surrounds it with shock absorbing material, protecting your digital life from bumps, drops, or shocks. For added security, the MiniStation TurboUSB is equipped with Buffalo’s SecureLockWareTM, preventing unauthorized access in the event the drive is lost or stolen. The drive does not require any drivers, is pre-formatted and ready for immediate use, and it connects via USB 2.0 and 1.1, making it easy to use and practical.  Not only does the compact size make the MiniStation ideal for travel, but the wrap-around cable provides convenient cable management while traveling. Additionally, it ships with Memeo’s AutoBackup which ensures that your data is fully protected.

Backed by a limited one-year warranty and toll-free 24/7 technical support, the 500GB MiniStation TurboUSB (HD-PS500U2) is available this month at an estimated street price of $329.  The MiniStation TurboUSB can be purchased through distributors, online resellers and Buffalo’s web site.  For more information about Buffalo Americas and its products, please visit the company’s Web site at www.buffalotech.com.

Buffalo Americas, 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 Americas and its products, please visit www.buffaloamericas.com.

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