Buffalo Technology Flash Memory Goes TURBO

London, UK, 28 January 2008 – Buffalo Technology has upgraded its full range of USB Flash drives to include its high-performance TurboUSB technology, which improves read speeds by up to 22%.

The Super High Speed flash drive (Type-R), available in capacities of up to 16GB for storing and transporting all types of files, offers actual performance of up to 38MB/sec. The High Speed flash drive (Type-S) offers 32MB/sec. Low-cost models, the Compact Retractable (Type-S) and Compact (Type-K) models, offering 24MB/sec, will also be available.

All models, including the low-cost options, support Windows ReadyBoost for improving the performance of PCs running Microsoft Windows Vista, without the inconvenience and cost of upgrading the PC’s system memory (RAM). They also come equipped with Buffalo Technology’s Secure Lock Ware™ to protect data through encryption.

Gerardine Lynch, Product Marketing Manager at Buffalo Technology, comments: “We have enhanced our wide range of flash drives to include our proprietary TurboUSB technology for higher transfer speeds. This reflects increasing demand from consumers who require access to important documents, music and films on the move. “The addition of Windows ReadyBoost, even to the low-cost models, also gives consumers the option of improving the performance of their PCs even if they do not have the confidence to upgrade their system memory.”

The following TurboUSB Flash Drives will be available from February from Argos, Amazon, Dabs and Misco at an estimated street price (ex VAT) of:

Super High Speed (Type-R) 1GB RUF2-R1GS-S £20.40
Super High Speed (Type-R) 2GB RUF2-R2GS-S £28.10
Super High Speed (Type-R) 4GB RUF2-R4GS-S £46.80
Super High Speed (Type-R) 8GB RUF2-R8GS-S £85.10
Super High Speed (Type-R) 16GB RUF2-R16GS-S £170.20

High Speed (Type-S) 1GB RUF2-S1GS-WH £12.30
High Speed (Type-S) 2GB RUF2-S2GS-WH £21.30
High Speed (Type-S) 4GB RUF2-S4GS-WH £40.80

Compact Retractable (Type-J) 1GB RUF2-J1GS-BK £6.00
Compact Retractable (Type-J) 2GB RUF2-J2GS-BK £8.50
Compact Retractable (Type-J) 4GB RUF2-J4GS-BK £13.60
Compact Retractable (Type-J) 8GB RUF2-J8GS-BK £25.50

* Compact (Type-K) models will be available from March.