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Buffalo Readies Portable SSD with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0

Dec 6, 2011
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Three months after launching the MiniStation Thunderbolt Buffalo Inc. is preparing to release another portable storage solution supporting both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity. Known as the MiniStation HD-PATU3S Series, this new drive will feature a sleek aluminum body (like the MiniStation Thunderbolt) and will pack a solid state drive allowing for read speeds (over Thunderbolt) of up to 382 MB/s (compared to the 109 MB/s claimed to be delivered by a Thunderbolt-enabled portable HDD).

Buffalo says the HD-PATU3S Series includes 128 GB and 256 GB models. No word on pricing yet.

Sep 15, 2011
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Looks nice. Let us know the price when available...
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Portable SSD really? Portable storage should focus primarily on the size and storage capacity, not speed.
Nowadays we already have 128GB flash drives that are smaller and a lot cheaper. I think most people don't mind if they are slower than SSD.