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Buffalo Technology, a leading maker of advanced computer components, on Monday announced its DriveStation DDR, a high performance external USB 3.0 hard drive with 1GB DDR3 RAM cache for accelerated transfer speeds. DriveStation DDR offers extremely fast file transfers, comparable to solid-state drives, but provides capacity and value of a traditional external hard disk drives.

The DriveStation DDR utilizes Buffalo's MegaCache Accelerator, a 1GB DDR3 RAM cache system, to greatly accelerate file transfer rates, notably outperforming other USB 3.0 hard drives. Compared to a standard USB 3.0 hard drive, the 1GB DRAM cache of the MegaCache system efficiently caches data as it's transferred to automatically boost performance for transfer speeds up to 408MB/s, 2.3x faster than USB 3.0 hard drives and more than 10x faster than USB 2.0.

"Buffalo has developed the perfect solution for consumers that demand fast storage performance, but don't want to sacrifice drive capacity. We designed and built the DriveStation DDR to deliver the performance of an SSD coupled with up to three terabytes of storage, giving consumers the best of both technologies at an affordable price," said Hajime Nakai, chief executive officer at Buffalo Technology.

Buffalo's DriveStation DDR features a sleek, black high-gloss chassis that can be positioned vertically or horizontally to fit anywhere in an office or as part of a media center. The simple USB 3.0 interface offers plug-and-play setup and universal connectivity. The new DriveStation DDR is packed with Buffalo Tools, a feature-rich suite of optional software available on Windows PCs. Tools include Buffalo's Backup Utility to back up one or multiple computers with a single Buffalo external HDD; eco Manager for energy conservation; SecureLock for complete data encryption; and RAMDISK creates a RAM disk on Windows PCs. It is compatible with Windows and Mac devices and it can be used at top speeds with other popular consumer electronic devices that support USB 3.0, such as media players and gaming devices.

The DriveStation DDR is backed by a limited three-year warranty and is available now at select retail partners, including, for an estimated street price of $139.99 for 2TB (HD-GD2.0U3) and $179.99 for 3TB (HD-GD3.0U3).

Tags: Buffalo, DriveStation, USB, HDD


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It would be nice if DDR3 Cache Units would be available separately, on S-ATA / SAS / PCIeX interface, so that I could attach them to existing S-ATA / SAS drives, and not to be forced to buy another case / PSU / HDD along with that DDR3 cache "that makes the magic".
1 0 [Posted by: Herr Spiegellman  | Date: 05/07/13 02:33:36 AM]
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a SATA RAID controller card with cache memory will behave this way for internal drives if they are not set up in a RAID mode
0 0 [Posted by: BillionPa  | Date: 05/07/13 05:17:15 PM]


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