Buffalo Technology announced a refresh of their NAS product line at CES2013. Read on for details.
Buffalo Technology announced a refresh of their NAS product line at CES2013. The current LinkStation Pro line will be replaced with a range of new models, the LinkStation 400 series. Here are some product details on the new LinkStation 400 line, courtesy of Buffalo:
The new 400 series units get a refreshed processor, and on the 421E, USB 3.0 support as well. Performance is expected to jump from around 60MB/s write speeds to 80+ MB/s, a jump of 33%. While I was visiting their booth, I saw multiple demonstrations that yielded these higher performance levels.
The new 410 will be aimed at customers seeking the fastest single-drive solution on the market, and will be priced at 2 TB – $229, 3 TB – $269, 4 TB – $399.
The 420 will be aimed at network storage customers looking for the fastest consumer/prosumer class RAID NAS on the market, and pricing will be 2 TB – $289, 4 TB – $369, 6 TB – $469, 8 TB – $719.
The 421E will be aimed at network storage customers looking for the fastest dual bay NAS enclosure on the market, bring-your-own-hard-drives and USB 3.0 support; pricing will be $149 diskless.
All three of these products are expected to be available early on in 2013; as we see announcements of availability, we’ll bring those to you.Buffalo Technology Press Release