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Buffalo presents a tiny and 15 g USB Type-C SSD

Buffalo's new SSD is not much larger than a conventional USB stick. (Image: Buffalo Technology)
Buffalo's new SSD is not much larger than a conventional USB stick. (Image: Buffalo Technology)
The latest SSD from Buffalo is tiny, with dimensions akin to a USB stick and a weight of just 15 g. The fast USB Type-C SSD is robust too and is the perfect choice for those who prefer to travel light.
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There are multiple compact SSDs on the market, but few are as small as the Buffalo SSD-PSMU3. While the Samsung T5 or T7, for instance, tip the scales at 51 g and 58 g respectively, the SSD-PSMU3 weighs just 15 g. The SSD-PSMU3 is smaller than the Samsung T5 and T7, too. Even the HyperDisk is a touch bigger than the SSD-PSMU3. Additionally, Buffalo claims that the SSD-PSMU3 is MIL-STD 810G certified, meaning that it should withstand the stress and strains of daily use, including drops from up to 1.2 metres.

Buffalo sells the SSD-PSMU3 in 120 GB, 250 GB, 480 GB or 960 GB variants, all of which will support USB 3.2 Gen 1. There is only one port on the device, a Micro B, but Buffalo includes a USB Type-A cable and a USB Type-C adapter in the box.

The SSD-PSMU3 is rated for up to 430 MB/s, although AnandTech notes that this may be closer to 400 MB/s in real-world use because of 8b/10b encoding overheads. The drive also supports Buffalo's SecureLock Mobile2 technology, which uses AES-256 encryption. It is unclear whether this is software or hardware-level encryption, though.

Buffalo sells the SSD-PSMU3 in aquamarine, pink and white. Currently only available in Japan, prices range from ¥5,700 (~US$56) for the 120 GB model to ¥22,300 (~US$218) for the 960 GB mode excluding taxes.

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(Image: Buffalo Technology)
(Image: Buffalo Technology)
(Image: Buffalo Technology)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-03- 9 (Update: 2020-03-11)