Do you have your fair share of external storage devices considering how we tend to hoard more and more media these days? Well, if you have answered in the affirmative, surely you would have checked out USB 3.0 devices that offer far superior data transfer speeds over regular USB 2.0 hardware, and Buffalo’s got your back with their Buffalo DriveStation DDR. You can say that this is one aptly-named external USB 3.0 hard drive, since it will feature a whopping 1GB DDR3 RAM, which is something unprecedented in the industry.

In a nutshell, whatever data that is being sent to or retrieved from the DriveStation will be cached in the memory first, and the buffer works wonders in benefiting small file transfers that tend to be associated with multiple handshakes, hence helping lower overheads to speed up throughput. Theoretically, the 1GB cache can increase the performance by as much as double. Buffalo intends to introduce the DriveStation DDR-series to the US in 1TB and 3TB configurations, where they will retail for $119 and $189, respectively.

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