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Buffalo Shrinks Hard Drives

AUSTIN, Texas -- Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking, storage and memory solutions, today unveiled the super-slim MiniStation Shinobi. At a mere 5mm (.2 inches) thick and weighing in at just 2oz, the robust MiniStation Shinobi is a lightweight in size but a heavyweight when it comes to features.

Designed for the active professional, Buffalo's new ultra-portable drive includes easy-to-use backup and sync software, mobile applications such as Firefox and Thunderbird for on-the-go email and web browsing as well as Buffalo's SecureLockMobile software to prevent unauthorized access in the event the drive is lost or stolen.

Featuring a unique, self-contained cable management system, the sleek, new MiniStation Shinobi offers users the ability to backup and take their favorite music, videos, photos or mission critical files in an ultra-slim drive that can withstand the trials and tribulations of the road.

"Innovative, easy-to-use products with quality features is what Buffalo is known for," said Ken Higgins, vice president of sales at Buffalo Technology. "With the new MiniStation Shinobi, we are continuing to push the envelope with more compact, design conscious storage solutions that will not only meet, but exceed the ever evolving needs of our customers."

In a separate release:

AUSTIN, Texas -- Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking, storage and memory solutions, announced today the introduction of the DriveStation FlexNet(tm), a revolutionary marriage of an external USB drive and a network attached storage solution. For the first time, users can simply and quickly toggle between the high speed capabilities of a USB 2.0 interface and the convenience of centralized storage with the push of a button. Equipped with Memeo AutoBackup, the DriveStation FlexNet can easily and automatically back up personal files, videos, photos, music and other digital assets.

Whether you are backing up just one PC or multiple networked computers, the DriveStation FlexNet offers the ultimate in versatility.

Featuring a stylish, sleek form factor introduced earlier this month, the DriveStation FlexNet from Buffalo features a 10/100 Ethernet interface for simple network sharing and backup as well as a USB 2.0 high speed connection that, when combined with Buffalo's own TurboUSB technology, offers up to 20% faster transfer rates over other standard USB drives.

"Buffalo is committed to developing fully-integrated products with unique and innovative capabilities that can meet the ever changing storage needs in today's fast paced technology market," said Ken Higgins, vice president of sales at Buffalo Technology. "The DriveStation FlexNet delivers on this promise, offering consumers for the first time the flexibility of a simple and easy-to use network storage solution and the ease and speed of a direct attached USB interface."

Buffalo Technology (USA) Inc.