Buffalo offers 500GB portable drive

Buffalo Technology on Monday introduced a 500GB version of its MiniStation TurboUSB hard disk drive. The 500GB model joins other systems in the MiniStation TurboUSB line and costs $329.

The device features a a plastic chassis equipped with shock resistant technology. The drive connects to a host Mac or PC using USB 2.0 and 1.1. The USB cable is built into the drive and wraps around the outside for easy storage.

Inside is a 5400 RPM mechanism connected via a USB to SATA bridge. The drive measures 5 x 0.8 x 3.3 inches and weighs 0.42 lbs. It's powered over the USB interface. Software is included, but it's Windows-only. Regardless, the drive is Mac-compatible.

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