Feeds

Buffalo herds DDR3 RAMs into DriveStation's spinning rust corrals

Claims cache-packed gear keeps up with flash drives

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Storage hardware maker Buffalo has given its latest drives a hefty DDR3 RAM cache boost, putting them on par with flash memory's data access times, they claim.

The 2TB and 3TB DriveStation DDR models utilise a USB 3.0 interface. Buffalo says read speeds are up past 330MB/sec, with write speeds topping 400MB/sec. So 800MB of JPEGs can travel from a host PC to the DriveStation DDR in less than 3.5 seconds.

Buffalo says their product offers flash speed at disk prices, running at 2.3 times the speed of your common-or-garden USB 3.0 external disk drive. Its Northern Europe Sales Director, Paul Hudson, is cock-a-hoop at having a faster-than-the-competition box to sell:

"The drive offers more than three times faster write speeds and more than double the quickest read speeds currently available on the market, enabling users to transfer files effectively and securely in the blink of an eye.”

Buffalo DDR2

Buffalo DriveStation DDR2 product

It comes into its own with big transfers, as small transfers still have to cope with disk latency taking up a significant part of the data access time. Having said that, the thing goes like a bandit with big file transfers. It looks like a great backup drive too.

Buffalo DriveStation DDR speed

Buffalo DriveStation DDR speed

The DriveStation DDR comes in 2TB and 3TB versions, both using a single SATA disk drive, with suggested retail prices of £129.00 and £169.00 respectively (UK VAT included). It's compatible with all major operating systems, including Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.5 or later. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first
Researchers test 802.15.4 and find we know nuh-think! about large scale sensor network ops
Turnbull should spare us all airline-magazine-grade cloud hype
Box-hugger is not a dirty word, Minister. Box-huggers make the cloud WORK
SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016
Flash WORM has a serious use for archived photos and videos
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
Microsoft adds video offering to Office 365. Oh NOES, you'll need Adobe Flash
Lovely presentations... but not on your Flash-hating mobe
prev story

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
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.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.