Buffalo Technology has announced that its DriveStation DDR external USB 3.0 hard drvie is available for purchase today at selected retailers. The DriveStation DDR comes in 2 TB and 3 TB models. Each hard drive uses Buffalo’s “MegaCache Accelerator” which is a 1 GB of DDR3 RAM cache system that is designed to accelerate file transfer rates making the drive comparable to SSD performances. If this design holds, the Buffalo DriveStation DDR could have SSD-like performances for a very economic price. The DriveStation DDR can be found for $139.99 for the 2TB drive and $179.99 for the 3TB drive.
First unveiled at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, 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.