Buffalo preparing to ship its USB 3.0 external hard drives

By Matthew
Oct 7, 2009
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  1. Buffalo is gearing up to ship its USB 3.0 external hard drives in late October, which should hit store shelves weeks ahead of Freecom's USB 3.0 drives. This will technically make Buffalo first to market with an external HDD that uses the latest USB spec.

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  2. shossofe

    shossofe TechSpot Member Posts: 49

    ummm wait, I'm not too knowledgable on computer peripherals but wouldn't you need a USB 3.0 motherboard to start transferring data at that 3.0 speeds? And since most computers are using USB 2.0. That would render this USB 3.0 hdd useless wouldn't it?

    oh...doh! ><. Didn't finish reading the article...
  3. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper Newcomer, in training Posts: 467

    "Obviously, it would be pointless for you to have a USB 3.0 device sitting on your desk without a supporting controller in your computer, so Buffalo is also planning to offer NEC's IFC-PCIE2U3 2-port PCIe x1 host controller for about $60. "

    So that is probably a USB port that connects to a PCIe slot on your motherboard. Interesting.
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