LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CES -- 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 highly anticipated CloudStor™ family of personal cloud storage solutions is now shipping worldwide. First revealed at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Buffalo CloudStor, known in Europe and Asia as CloudStation™, goes beyond simple storage, creating a portal to freely access and share photos, videos, music and much more with anyone, anywhere over the Internet. Unlike online storage services, CloudStor, available in 1 TB and 2 TB configurations, has no capacity or service fees and now includes 5 GB of free cloud hosted storage for new and existing customers. Just plug it in, turn it on and create a free account at MyCloudStor.com. CloudStor comes with everything needed to securely access and share content from any mobile device or remote computer, anytime and anywhere in the world.
"Digital content creation and consumption continues to fuel consumer demand for storage solutions that simplify data mobility and accessibility," said Brian Verenkoff, director of business development at Buffalo Technology. "By making CloudStor available worldwide, Buffalo has changed how storage is accessed and shared on a truly global scale."
Providing the best of both worlds, the CloudStor family of personal cloud storage solutions now boasts an additional 5 GB of free online storage that is scalable for a small fee (https://pogoplug.com/expansion). Consumers can now utilize the online capacity as additional high-performance cloud-based storage or as an off-site backup target. With recent updates, including a new multi-language user interface, the CloudStor family features multi-user LAN access and the ability to set and modify LAN permissions, USB hard drive support on select models for expanding capacity or backing up CloudStor content, as well as Time Machine® support for Mac OS® Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion. At the core of CloudStor remains the Pogoplug® cloud service, connecting users to their storage for unlimited access and sharing anywhere in the world. Files are securely shared between people with no need for user setup; just email a link to family and friends. Consumers' digital content resides on their CloudStor and the online service is only used to connect users and guests to specified files on the device.
In addition, the CloudStor family of personal cloud 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™ client, now with RSS subscription support, allowing users to offload the task of downloading torrent files from their computers to CloudStor. Users can easily stream content to popular media player devices, including PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360®, and back up every Mac® computer on their home network with integrated Time Machine support.
Pricing and Availability
The Buffalo CloudStor family is backed by a limited one-year warranty and toll-free U.S.-based technical support available 24/7.
- CloudStor Solo is now available at an 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 now available at an estimated street price of $129.99 for the 1 TB (CS-WX1.0/1D) and $179.99 for the 2 TB (CS-WX2.0/1D).
- CloudStor Pro is now available 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.
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 more than 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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