Buffalo bundles USB 3.0 AND Thunderbolt in single drive
Buffalo Technology launched the world's first portable Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 dual-interface drive this week at Computex.
The bus-powered MiniStation Thunderbolt/USB Portable Hard Drive comes in both 500GB and 1TB versions and features the lightening-quick connection ports of both USB 3.0 - said to handle speeds of up to 5Gbps - as well as the 10Gbps-rated Thunderbolt socket.
The Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt/USB Portable Hard Drive, which comes in an aluminium body with a frosted top, will be available in the UK this summer. Prices have yet to be revealed. ®
Well, Albert, at least it's not
«wedge-shaped». Give that that most incorruptable of authorities, the United States Patent Office, has just granted you-know-whom a so-called «design patent» on «wedge-shaped» notebooks, Buffalo is indeed fortunate that one end of their device is not thicker than the other....
Is there a bottleneck?
Is there any controller/flash chip that can deliver the sort of speeds that will max out these connections?
About time! I think other vendors should take this approach rather than just doing TB only. This approach enables you to use the device on far more pcs/macs etc.
I have the (reviewed on here) WD 2 TB Hi-Speed USB (USB3) 3.5" that cost me just short of 80 quid. I can live with an extra TB for an extra inch
I'll take a poke and say this will be around 140 quid...
oh come on
Oh, come on, down-voters, Albert Hall's comment made me smile. Lighten up.