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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.
Alex Alderson,

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)
(Image: Buffalo Technology)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-03- 9 (Update: 2020-03-11)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.