Buffalo brings in early December, an external 2.5-inch SSD on the market that can be connected either via USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt on a PC or Mac. The ” MiniStation Portable Thunderbolt SSD “(model number HD PATU3S) comes in two sizes: 128 and 256 GB of memory.
The transfer rates are the manufacturer with more than 370 MB / s reads and over 250 MB / s in writing. These values apply to the Thunderbolt interface. How fast the mini station operates at USB 3.0 port, not shared with Buffalo.
The aluminum housing with a transparent white top measures 13 times 8.1 times 2.3 inches and . The bearing surface is illuminated by an LED mounted on the underside. Power is supplied directly via the data cable, so no additional power supply is needed.
The drive is formatted HFS +, can therefore benefit from working with a Mac. It also supports Time Machine for automatic data backup. Those who want to use the SSD in Windows, they previously reformat.
Buffalo provides the MiniStation Portable Thunderbolt SSD from including cables for both connections. The recommended retail prices are 270 euros for the 128-gigabyte model and 430 euros for the 256 GB version. Some online retailers list the new products already from 240 370 euros respectively. Internal SSD with the same capacity costs less than half.