Buffalos latest storage device is a two-in-one solution that includes a portable 500 GB hard drive and also a docking station for an iPhone or iPod. Called Buffalo Dualie, the device can restrict USB connections on your desk by lowering up to 3 USB ports on your computer. The Dualie can recharge your iPhone or iPod and, at the same time, connect both the 500GB hard drive and the iPhone/iPod to your Mac or PC. As the Dualie is main-powered, your can recharge your phone even if your computer is switched off.
The 2.5 inch SATA drive of the Dualie has a rotational speed of 5400 rpm and ensures automatic backup of the entire contents of the Mac – system files, applications, accounts, music, photos, movies and much more. The Buffalo 500GB portable hard drive and dock for your iPhone/ iPod can be removed and carried around.
The main features of the Buffalo Dualie 500GB portable hard drive and dock for your iPhone/ iPod are:
USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 ports as well as a two-port USB 2.0 hub on the docking station
Doc adapters for iPhone 3G/3GS, iPod touch 2nd Generation, iPod classic and iPod nano 5th Generation and fits most iPod models as well as all the necessary cables
Hard drive pre-formatted for Mac and backups to the hard drive are done with Time Machine support
The stylish Buffalo Dualie has a brushed aluminum and black soft-touch two-tone finish. It is backed by a limited one-year warranty inclusive of toll-free, 24/7 technical support.
What makes the Buffalo Dualie an innovative work space solution for corporate professionals and students?
The Buffalo Dualie combines several functions by allowing users to sync and charge their iPhone or iPod, work several USB devices and access files from the 500 GB portable hard drive for the backup and storage of digital assets. It saves a lot of space on a desk with this combination of functions. The 500GB portable hard drive and dock ensures automatic backup of the entire contents of the Mac and can be removed and carried around. As the Dualie is main-powered, a phone can be recharged even if the computer is switched off. All this makes it an ideal storage solution for both corporate professionals and students.
The Buffalo Dualie includes adapters for iPhone 3G/3GS, iPod touch 2nd Generation, iPod classic and iPod nano 5th Generation with all necessary cables. The hard drive is pre-formatted for Mac users and supports Apple Time Machine which will automatically back up the entire contents of the Mac, including system files, applications, accounts, preferences, music, photos, movies, and documents.
Can the Buffalo Dualies HDD be removed and connected to another PC?
The Dualie has three connection cables – a USB 2.0 port and FireWire 800 port as well as a two-port USB 2.0 hub on the docking station. One USB cable can be connected to the dock and the Mac or PC, and the other can be carried along and even be used to access another Mac or PC, even when there is no power supply.
Of the three connection cables that the Dualie has, one can be removed and used to access another Mac or PC, even when there is no power supply.