Buffalo Updates the Award-Winning CloudStor Family A New Robust Feature Set and the CloudStor Solo Make it Even Easier to Access and Share Content with Anyone, Anywhere

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced the addition of the low cost, single-drive CloudStor™ Solo to its award-winning CloudStor family of personal cloud accessible storage along with a set of new robust features, available as a free update for existing CloudStor users. The Phase II CloudStor system adds a host of new features such as USB backups, multi-user support and private shares, as well as an all-new user-friendly UI. Free to all existing users, Phase II is pushed automatically to all online CloudStor units as an update, adding unparalleled functionality that goes beyond simple storage for an enhanced portal to freely access and share photos, videos, music and much more with anyone, anywhere through the cloud.

"The over-whelming popularity and success of CloudStor demonstrates that the flourishing consumption of digital content continues to move beyond traditional channels and that simplifying data mobility and accessibility remains a primary focus for consumers," said Brian Verenkoff, director of product marketing at Buffalo Technology. "With the launch of CloudStor Solo and the Phase II updates, Buffalo has again raised the bar on how consumers manage and share their content."

Along with a new multi-language user-interface, the expanded CloudStor family now features multi-user access with the ability to set and modify local area network permissions, USB hard drive support for additional capacity or backup on equipped models, significantly improved media features and media playback functionality, as well as Time Machine® support for Mac OS® Lion. Additionally, Phase II includes a redesigned UI for greater ease of use and increased efficiency, system status notifications when errors are detected and RSS support for BitTorrent.

At the core of every CloudStor remains the Pogoplug® cloud service. The popular service connects users to their storage and allows them to freely access and share their storage anywhere in the world. Files can be shared securely between people with no need for user setup; simply choose what to share and email a link to your family and friends. Consumers' digital content always resides on the CloudStor and the online service is only used to connect users and guests to specified files on the device. And unlike online storage services, CloudStor has no capacity or service fees. Just plug it in, turn it on and create your free account at mycloudstor.com.

In addition, CloudStor family of storage solutions offers many traditional consumer network attached storage features including private share support for LAN based network sharing and pairing with the popular uTorrent™ BitTorrent client which now includes RSS support, allowing users to offload the task of downloading torrent files from computers to CloudStor. Buffalo CloudStor can also stream to popular media devices, including Sony PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360®. 

Pricing and Availability

The Buffalo CloudStor family is backed by a limited one-year warranty that includes toll-free 24/7 US based technical support.

  • CloudStor Solo will be available at the end of October at the estimated street price of $119.99 for the 1 TB (CS-X1.0) and $169.99 for the 2 TB (CS-X2.0).
  • CloudStor is available now at an estimated street price of $129.99 for the 1 TB (CS-WX1.0/1D), $179.99 for the 2 TB (CS-WX2.0/1D).
  • CloudStor Pro is available now at an estimated street price of $249.99 for the 2 TB (CS-WV2.0/1D).

Buffalo products can be purchased through distribution, online resellers and Buffalo's ecommerce website.  For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit the company's website at www.buffalotech.com and www.buffalocloudstor.com.  

About Buffalo Technology

Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading provider of award-winning networking, storage, and multimedia solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology.  For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit www.buffalotech.com.

About Cloud Engines

Cloud Engines, Inc. is the producer of Pogoplug, the award winning personal cloud solution. The Pogoplug service provides private and secure online storage, with no fees or limits, which can be accessed and shared from any computer or mobile device on the Internet. The service is free with the purchase of a Pogoplug-powered device, a small appliance that safely hosts storage from the privacy of a user's home or office.  Cloud Engines was founded in 2007 by experienced entrepreneurs from the digital media and security industries who have a mission to change the way personal content is stored and distributed over the Internet.  The company is located in San Francisco, California with development offices in Israel.  For more information, please visit www.cloudengines.com.

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