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One of the first handful "next-generation" Apple Stores in the US have opened over the past month, co-designed by Apple SVP of Design Sir Jonathan Ive and Apple SVP of Retail Dame Angela Ahrendts. The new stores, seen in Albany and Buffalo in New York and the Memphis suburb of Germantown in Tennessee, are not radical departures from what has come before -- but do features some noticeable refinements and changes, including using more "natural" materials like wooden wall installations, more natural sunlight and plants where possible, a front facade with no obvious Apple branding, and a centerpiece 37-foot television display where the Genius Bar used to be.
Today's deals from DealNN include price breaks on hard drives, Blu-ray players, and more. Buy.com recently lowered the cost of the Buffalo MiniStation 500GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive, which includes USB 1.1 backwards compatibility, a maximum external data transfer rate of 60MBps, and support for both Mac and PC. Currently featured at DealNN, the hard drive has now dropped 54% in price and can be purchased for only $72.99.
Broadcom claimed the distinction of being the first to make chipsets with 802.11ac, being nicknamed 5G Wi-Fi, on Thursday. The BCM43516, BCM43526, BCM4352, and BCM4360 all have twice as much bandwidth per channel as the current-fastest 802.11n and can stack multiple streams together to get very high speeds. The flagship chip, the BCM4360, can unite three streams and hit 1.3Gbps.
Buffalo has announced two new external hard drive models. The MiniStation Extreme and the DriveStation Axis Velocity are its latest drives to support the high-bandwidth USB 3.0 standard. The MiniStation Extreme is a portable hard drive model, while the DriveStation Axis Velocity line is a desktop hard drive solution.
Buffalo has just shipped its latest portable storage product range, the MiniStation Plus. The drives sport a backwards-compatible USB 3.0 port for transfers up to 5Gbps. They are housed in a shockproof chassis, though they're not rated as rugged drives.
Japan's Buffalo has just introduced a 256GB hard drive that's capable of read speeds as fast as 405MBps thanks to its 6Gbps SATA interface. Write speeds, as typical, are slightly lower, at 223MBps. The SSD-N256S/MC400 uses MLC (multi-level cell) flash memory that's denser and cheaper than single-level.
Three months after first mention, Buffalo on Monday shipped the CloudStor. The network-attached storage is one of the first third party drives to use Pogoplug's remote sharing service and turns the built in hard drive to a remotely accessible drive. The service is free and just requires controls to set what files are accessible.
Japan's peripherals maker Buffalo has just introduced its first portable Blu-ray writer. The BRXL-PC6U2-BK uses two USB 2.0 connections for power and signal and can write data to 128GB BDXL discs at up to 4x. It weighs 340 grams and is one of the few portable BD writers available on the market.
Buffalo on Tuesday began shipping its restyled portable MiniStation and desktop DriveStation hard drives. The former requires nothing but a USB 2.0 cable for a data connection and power cable and is available in 500GB and 1TB capacities. The latter requires a separate power connection, but is available with either a USB 2.0 or faster USB 3.0 data connection.
Buffalo on Tuesday introduced two new hard drives, including the MiniStation Stealth and DriveStation Axis LED. The former is a portable, USB-powered drive while the latter adds a status LED meter to the existing DriveStation Axis drive. Both are preloaded with the Buffalo Tools software that aims to improve the user experience with Windows PCs. The drives are compatible with Macs out of the box as well.