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Buffalo launches assault on your USB ports with MiniStation Stealth and DriveStation Axis LED

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We love the smell of storage in the morning, and these two from Buffalo are smelling fine with their decidedly militaristic names. First is the MiniStation Stealth, a little black box that is not covered in absorbent paint but does at least rely on only a single USB cable for power and data, decreasing its radar signature considerably. That's available nowish starting at $74 for 320GB and moving up to $104 for 640GB. Then there's the DriveStation Axis LED, launching its assault in January, a larger external drive which extends its evil might with an array of lights on the front, letting you tell at a glance how your battle against disk capacity is going. To help your efforts this one starts at 1TB for $99, with the 2TB model going for $159. Just don't forget to pick up a few war bonds while you're at it.

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Buffalo Launches Two New Easy-to-Use USB Storage Solutions

New Solutions Make Storing and Protecting Digital Content Simple and Affordable

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced the MiniStation™ Stealth and DriveStation Axis™ LED, two external drive solutions designed to meet today's storage consumer needs. The MiniStation Stealth is a high performance portable storage solution in a remarkably compact and lightweight contemporary form, while the new DriveStation Axis LED is a single drive storage solution combining a unique LED capacity meter display with easy to use features and reliable performance.

"Buffalo continues to offer robust yet design-conscious products that make protecting and managing digital content simple, affordable and fun," said Ralph Spagnola, vice president of sales at Buffalo Technology. With the new MiniStation Stealth and DriveStation Axis LED, Buffalo has once again delivered powerful yet affordable storage solutions for today's growing storage needs."

The MiniStation Stealth is a compact portable hard drive that is USB powered so there are no additional cables to manage and no need for a separate power source. Simply plug the MiniStation Stealth into any available USB port on your PC or Mac® computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road.

The DriveStation Axis LED is an easy to use external hard drive for the instant addition of external storage to any device using a USB port. Featuring an easy-to-read integrated capacity meter and a unique chassis, the sleek, attractive DriveStation Axis LED can be positioned vertically or horizontally, adapting to the location it is used in for efficient use of space and providing immediate feedback regarding storage capacity.

Included with both the MiniStation Stealth and the DriveStation Axis LED is Buffalo's multi-purpose Buffalo Tools utility suite designed to enhance Windows® PC performance and user experience. It features TurboPC, a utility designed to enhance PC performance for up to 2X faster file transfers. Also included, Buffalo's Backup Utility protects your important files and documents by backing up your PCs to your Buffalo external hard drive and it provides an easy-to-use data restore function. Store, back up and transport your content instantly with plug and play connectivity. The MiniStation Stealth and the DriveStation Axis LED are the perfect solutions for expanding storage or backing up your computer.

Pricing and Availability

The Buffalo MiniStation and DriveStation storage solutions are backed by a limited one-year warranty that includes toll-free 24/7 technical support.

The MiniStation Stealth will be available November in the US market at estimated street prices of $74.99 for the 320 GB (HD-PCT320U2/B), $89.99 for the 500 GB (HD-PCT500U2/B) and $104.99 for the 640 GB (HD-PCT640US/B).

The DriveStation Axis LED will be available in January 2011 at estimated street prices of $99.99 for the 1 TB (HD-LEM1.0TU2) and $159.99 for the 2 TB (HD-LEM2.0TU2)

Buffalo products can be purchased through distribution, online resellers and Buffalo's ecommerce website. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit the company's web site at

About Buffalo Technology

Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading provider of award-winning networking, storage, and multimedia solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit

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