Buffalo unveils 320GB portable hard drive

Buffalo unveils 320GB portable hard drive

First external drive with 320GB capacity

Buffalo Technology has come to market with what it claims is the first external portable hard drive with a capacity of 320GB.

The storage vendor has beaten some of the more well known disk drive makers, such as Seagate, to the punch.

Buffalo's MiniStation TurboUSB HD-PS320U2 boasts an armoured casing with shock absorbent features to protect the drive from knocks and bashes. It also has a fixed, wraparound USB cable which supplies all the power for the device.

The company has used a 5,400rpm drive, which it claims is up to 64 per cent faster than the more typical 4,200rpm speeds.

The MiniStation is bundled with Buffalo's Secure Lock Ware, which offers 256-bit AES encryption, as well as Memeo AutoBackup software, which provides scheduled backup and password protection.

The HD-PS320U2 is available in December for £155 excluding VAT.