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Buffalo announces world's first USB 3.0 ExpressCard adapter

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USB 3.0 is slowly advancing, and Japan-based computer accessory maker Buffalo emerges as the leading company in its space. After having announced the world’s first USB 3.0-powered Blu-ray burner just last month, they today unveiled the first ExpressCard adapter [JP] that’s based on USB 3.0. The IFC-EC2U3/UC works with Windows 7 and Vista (32bit and 34 bit). It’s also compatible to XP machines.

Buffalo explains that if your PC or digital camera has a USB 3.0 port, you’ll get 5Gbps as the top data transfer speed. If not, the ExpressCard/34 offers just 480Mbps. It features two USB 3.0 ports and is based off NEC’s USB 3.0 host controller.

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Buffalo will start offering the ExpressCard in Japan from the end of this month (price: $60). The company does sell their products internationally but hasn’t announced any plans for distribution of this specific one outside Japan yet.

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