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Buffalo unveils 8.8mm MiniStation Slim with 500GB storage in the Middle East

The device, called the MiniStation Slim, offers storage of 500GB and has data transfer speeds of 5Gbit/s via a USB 3.0 port. It can also double as a hard disk drive recorder for audio and video content.

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May 28, 2013 3:45 by



Dubai, United Arab Emirates, My 28, 2013 – Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking; and network and direct attached storage solutions, unveiled a new ultra-thin storage unit that it claims is the thinnest on the market, measuring in at just 8.8mm thick.

The device, called the MiniStation Slim, offers storage of 500GB and has data transfer speeds of 5Gbit/s via a USB 3.0 port. It can also double as a hard disk drive recorder for audio and video content.

The full dimensions of the device are 8.8mm thick, 11.5cm long and 7.9cm wide and it weighs 140g. It’s compatible with the new Microsoft operating system Windows 8, as well as Windows 7, Vista and XP, and Mac OS X 10.5 or later.

“The MiniStation Slim is the latest addition to the Buffalo MiniStation family, and is a sleek, high performance, high capacity on-the-go storage gadget,” said Jasem Al Roomi, Managing Director of Buffalo Advantec FZCO.

Buffalo has been the first to market 8.8mm thick portable storage in the Middle East, and many of Buffalo’s partners started carrying the MiniStation Slim. The product is available from Buffalo’s partners in the Middle East and comes in either Black, Red or Silver in MSRP AED299.
About Buffalo Technology
Buffalo is a global manufacturer of innovative storage, multimedia, and wireless networking products for the home and small business. The company is recognised as the Number 1 total PC peripheral manufacturer in Japan, and was the worldwide consumer NAS market leader in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 (In-Stat).
The company’s storage products are addressing the needs of the individual and the business, providing cost-effective network attached storage (NAS), portable and desktop hard drives, multimedia players, and Wireless LAN routers, which together offer a complete and integrated solution for the small office and digital home environment.
Buffalo’s product portfolio includes its TeraStation™ NAS devices which are specifically designed to bring Enterprise Storage to the SMB. The LinkStation™ range of NAS products, takes multimedia NAS to the home, and enables you to create a central location to share information, store files, photos and music, and save all your digital content, simply and easily. The AirStation™ range of easy-to-use, high performance wireless networking products for the SMB/SoHo and home user, with industry-leading AOSS™ (AirStation One-Touch Secure System) technology, allows users to build and manage secure wireless networks at home or in the office at the push of a button.
Buffalo’s strong international industry alliances with companies such as Intel, Broadcom™, Nintendo and Microsoft have allowed it to lead the industry in the development of the latest technologies into practical tools for the business and the home. Headquartered in Japan, Buffalo Technology has offices in the UK, France, The Netherlands, USA and Taiwan.



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