Buffalo – HD-GDU3 series – sets new Speed Limit for HDD transfer speeds
At the end of this month, February, Buffalo is set to release the new HD-GDU3 series of hard disk drives in 1, 2, and 3 terabyte sizes. Not big news until you look at the copy speed. These nifty drives with DRAM cache are set to push copy speeds over USB 3.0 to 2.3 times faster for Windows users while Mac users will see an increase of 1.6 times over the competition. At a transfer speed of 408.1mb per second, that should let you copy 1,000 digital photos in a mere 3.5 seconds.
Make sure your current machine is USB 3.0 ready. Retail prices for the HDD external DRAM cache with ultra-high-speed USB 3.0 compatible HD-GDU3 series with Buffalo’s bundled PC EX2 Turbo drive station software run as follows:
1TB HD-GD1.0U3 15,700 yen
2TB HD-GD2.0U3 18,900 yen
3TB HD-GD3.0U3 25,300 yen