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Extreme PC Week Buffalo Technology launched the world's first portable Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 dual-interface drive this week at Computex. Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt/USB Portable Hard Drive The bus-powered MiniStation Thunderbolt/USB Portable Hard Drive comes in both 500GB and 1TB versions and features the lightening- …

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Nice, but...

Round corners? Trouble ahead!

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Well, Albert, at least it's not

«wedge-shaped». Give that that most incorruptable of authorities, the United States Patent Office, has just granted you-know-whom a so-called «design patent» on «wedge-shaped» notebooks, Buffalo is indeed fortunate that one end of their device is not thicker than the other....

Henri

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oh come on

Oh, come on, down-voters, Albert Hall's comment made me smile. Lighten up.

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Re: oh come on

Had i interpreted the comment as being intended as humour, i might have upvoted it. However, the fact is that it is indistinguishable from the mindless Apple hater diatribes that are a pox on this website, so it gets a downvote from me

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Expensive....

I'll wager.

I have the (reviewed on here) WD 2 TB Hi-Speed USB (USB3) 3.5" that cost me just short of 80 quid. I can live with an extra TB for an extra inch

I'll take a poke and say this will be around 140 quid...

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About time! I think other vendors should take this approach rather than just doing TB only. This approach enables you to use the device on far more pcs/macs etc.

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Is there a bottleneck?

Is there any controller/flash chip that can deliver the sort of speeds that will max out these connections?

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