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Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt External Hard Drive
Led by Apple, an increasing number of laptop PC makers
are beginning adding Thunderbolt device connectors to their wares in addition to USB. So Buffalo has unveiled this external hard disk drive, the first to integrate both a new USB 3.0 jack and a Thunderbolt connection. Thunderbolt can copy files from one connected device to another around four time faster than USB, and start playing a movie off a connected drive three time faster. Buffalo's new MiniStation Thunderbolt
, which includes both the USB and Thunderbolt cables, will be available in the next week or so in 500 GB ($200) or 1 TB ($230) capacities.