Storage devices are certainly going massive in terms of hoarding capacity and this only seems to get the average multimedia enthusiast up and kicking. Literally creating multimedia magic, Buffalo unveils its DriveStation AV USB 2.0 Multimedia hard drive that claims to make storing and accessing of multimedia content effortless.
Sporting a horizontal fabrication, the hard drive packs in an easy-to-read external capacity meter. Typically, this should render the drive apt for use in home entertainment centers with a host of Digital Media Adapters and TV sets. The drive packs in a wide feature list in addition to a compact form factor and should adorn any media center, gaming room or even office as a storage and backup solution.
“Consumers are becoming much more savvy when it comes to accessing and enjoying multimedia entertainment, creating the need for a storage solution that can manage and distribute that digital content,” remarked Ralph Spagnola, vice president of sales at Buffalo Technology. “With the DriveStation AV, Buffalo delivers consumers a direct attached storage solution for entertainment systems’ ever increasing demand for storage.”
The drive is built with a standard USB 2.0 connection and proffers instant storage expansion for a bevy of devices. This includes HDTVs, cable and satellite boxes, media players and gaming systems like Sony PlayStation3. The front of the unit shows off an infused blue LED meter for instantaneous capacity reading offering information on the free space left on the disk. The drive is also eco-friendly and conserves energy by turning on and off with the device it is attached to.
Packaged with Buffalo Tools, the hard drive presents users with a suite of feature-rich tools modeled for advanced computer performance. With the PC’s high-speed RAM, TurboPC can augment file transfer rates by nearly 2x as against standard external hard drive connections. Besides, TurboPC comes complete with TurboCopy that offers additional system adjustments to increase performance. Users will also spot Buffalo Tools’ Backup Utility which is an easy-to-use and fully featured backup software for Windows PCs. It can be employed to back up one or multiple computers with a single Buffalo external hard drive.
With Eco Manager, users can conserve energy by regulating the power usage of their Buffalo external hard drive. The feature not only extends the drive’s life but also lowers the energy usage counting laptop battery devoured. The drive also wraps in the RamDisk utility which is a simple tool allowing creation of a RAM disk on the Windows PC. Users gain complete control of the data encryption on their Buffalo drive offering password protection and software data encryption.
Backed by a one-year limited warranty, the DriveStation AV USB 2.0 comes with toll-free 24/7 technical support as well. The drive is tagged at an approximate price of $139.99 for the 1TB HD-AV1.0TU2, $179.99 for the 1.5TB HD-AV1.5TU2 and $249.99 for the 2TB HD-AV2.0TU2.