Feeds

Buffalo touts 'first' external SSD

Not cheap

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Buffalo has released what it claims is the country's first external solid-state drive.

Buffalo MicroStation

Buffalo's MicroStation: compact

The MicroStation line has a maximum 100GB raw storage capacity - 32GB and 64GB versions are also available - that connects using a USB 2.0 which wraps round the drive.

Buffalo MicroStation

Wrap-around USB cable

The drive's a compact 89 x 57 x 14mm and weighs just 60g. Buffalo claimed the drive has a top transfer rate of 35MB/s, though it didn't say whether that's a read speed or for writing - we'd say it's the former.

One advantage of SSDs are their resilience to rough and tumble, which probably explains why Buffalo feels sufficiently confident to ship each MicroStation with a two-year warranty. They also come with Memeo AutoBackup software.

They don't come cheap, though. The 32GB MicroStation costs £115, the 64GB model £230. The 100GB drive wil set you back £344.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Cray-cray Met Office spaffs £97m on VERY AVERAGE HPC box
Only 250th most powerful in the world? Bring back Michael Fish
UK.gov pushes for SWIFT ACTION against nuisance calls, threatens £500k fines
DCMS seeks lowering of legal threshold to fight rogue firms
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
The DRUGSTORES DON'T WORK, CVS makes IT WORSE ... for Apple Pay
Goog Wallet apparently also spurned in NFC lockdown
Microsoft brings the CLOUD that GOES ON FOREVER
Sky's the limit with unrestricted space in the cloud
'ANYTHING BUT STABLE' Netflix suffers BIG Europe-wide outage
Friday night LIVE? Nope. The only thing streaming are tears down my face
Google roolz! Nest buys Revolv, KILLS new sales of home hub
Take my temperature, I'm feeling a little bit dizzy
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
How to simplify SSL certificate management
Simple steps to take control of SSL certificates across the enterprise, and recommendations centralizing certificate management throughout their lifecycle.