Hardware maker Bufalo is set to release an officially licensed 500GB external hard drive for the PS3. This tactic comes due to anticipation of the upcoming release of the 'Tone' digital video record equipment.
<blockquote>PC hardware maker Buffalo is about to take new steps in official PlayStation licensing. The company announced today two external hard drives that have been granted official recognition from Sony. According to Buffalo, this is the first time Sony has granted licensing to hard drive peripherals, a move that comes in anticipation of March's release of PS3's "Torne" digital video recorder kit.
Both drives have 500GB capacity and connect to the PS3 via an included USB 2.0 cable. The Â¥14,800 Piano Black HD-AV500U2/SC sits horizontally and has a meter on its front showing remaining space. The Â¥11,800 Black HD-CL500U2/SC stands vertically but lacks the meter.</blockquote>
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