Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC Hard Drive Boasts Advanced Encryption
When accidentally bumped or dropped from up to 4 feet, the MiniStation absorbs and transfers the resulting shock away from the hard drive.External storage, network-attached storage (NAS) and networking solutions specialist Buffalo Americas has announced the availability of its MiniStation Extreme NFC portable hard drive. The ruggedized drive, which adheres to U.S. Military Standard shock protection and is safeguarded against water and dust damage, also features advanced hardware encryption and near-field communication (NFC) technology to block unauthorized access. When accidentally bumped or dropped from up to 4 feet, the MiniStation absorbs and transfers the resulting shock away from the hard drive, and it adheres to the IPX3 standard for resistance against water and the IP5X standard for protection against dust. "Other rugged hard drives on the market don't strike a balance between design and functionality," Mary Blackowiak, marketing manager at Buffalo Americas, told eWEEK. "Many available hard drives focus on a specific aspect of ruggedization such as water resistance and go above and beyond the requirements of that standard. However, when resources are concentrated on one feature, the rest of the product can suffer."
When Buffalo was developing the MiniStation Extreme NFC, it saw a need for a rugged hard drive that not only protected against environmental damage such as shock, dust and water, but also supported extreme data protection, Blackowiak said.