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Buffalo's HD-PATU3 HDD packs USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt, plays nice with Macs and PCs

Buffalo's HD-PATU3 HDD packs USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt, plays nice with Macs and PCs
Mat Smith
Mat Smith|@thatmatsmith|June 5, 2012 3:17 AM

Buffalo's new glacial lump of a HDD looks set to offer data speeds that are anything but. The HD-PATU3 is Buffalo's first HDD to share its storage goodness across USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt -- and it's compatible with both PCs and Macs. The external hard drive forgoes the need for any separate power supply and is set to arrive in both 500GB and 1TB iterations, but the company's Japanese arm isn't revealing any detail yet on precisely how much we can expect the duo to set us back.

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Dual HDD interface that combines the speed and versatility.

With a "USB" versatile and "Thunderbolt" next-generation connectivity standards
Coming soon a "mini-station Thunderbolt" Buffalo Melco Holdings Inc. core business of the group is a dual interface Portable Hard Disk mini station Thunderbolt Thunderbolt ™ and USB 3.0/2.0 will be released soon a "HD-PATU3 Series". HD-PATU3 series Dual interface This product is a dual interface Portable Hard Disk with a conventional standard of USB3.0/2.0 Thunderbolt and the next generation connectivity standards. In addition, the use of high-speed Thunderbolt latest in Mac, Mac to connect to traditional, with a Windows PC is to use the USB, you can have a smooth delivery of large volume of data. Because each bundled cable for Thunderbolt, for USB, you need to purchase a cable separately is not available. AC adapter is not required it can be used for bus-powered support. It is easy to carry, of course, can also be used where no power outlets. Designed to be used to connect with Mac immediately after purchase, pre-formatted HFS. It can be used on a Windows computer that you want to format. In addition, in the Mac environment is also available to the backup by Time Machine.