Buffalo is set to release a mobile and desktop external SSD with USB 3.0 and ThunderBolt connectivity.
During CES 2013, Buffalo Technology was displaying two unannounced products slated for 2013: a mobile external drive and a desktop external drive, both featuring SSDs. According to the rep, the mobile version had a single 256 GB SSD whereas the desktop version played host to two 256 GB SSDs in RAID 0.
As seen in the photograph (right), both models will sport a USB 3.0 port and a Thunderbolt port. The portable drive will offer write speeds up to 200 Mbps, and read speeds up to 400 Mbps. The desktop model will have up to 600 Mbps write speeds and up to 800 Mbps read speeds.
Also on show were the company's upcoming BuffaloLink (see announcement below) external storage products: one empty model with two drive bays, one with two installed HDDs up to 4 TB each in RAID 1, and a model with a single HDD up to 4 TB. Users will be able to access the stored files on the go without limits, meaning movies, TV shows and music can be streamed to smartphones and tablets without an additional fee or advanced firewall configurations. All three will ship at the end of Q1 or the beginning of Q2 of 2013.
Buffalo's CES "booth" also had on display a wide variety of products including colorful mice, ear buds, iPhone 5 cases, and mobile batteries for recharging smartphones and tablets when a power outlet isn't available. Also on hand were 802.11ac networking gear, and external storage stations for local and network solutions.