If you have one of those new laptops or motherboards that supports USB 3.0 transfer, you might want to pair it up with an external drive that uses USB 3.0 as well, like this new Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt 500GB.
The much speedier USB 3.0 protocol allows for data transfer speeds up to 625MB/s which is about ten times faster than USB 2.0. The MiniStation Cobalt also comes with Buffalo Tools which includes Turbo PC where you can boost transfer performance by an additional 25% if you’re really in a hurry.
Other inclusion in the Buffalo Tools is ECO manager to conserve energy and battery consumption when drive is inactive for a duration and Buffalo’s BackUp Utility for easy to use yet comprehensive back up.
The Cobalt is backward-compatible with USB 2.0 and it works with PC and Mac and is also compatible with Mac’s Time Machine. The Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt (500GB) retails for Php3,800.