Buffalo may have been a bit quicker in launching its 4TB hard drive for NAS devices, but that does not mean it doesn't have something for normal customers.Then again, people who buy external HDDs of 1 kilogram and equipped with AES 256-bit encryption probably aren't the completely normal kind.
At any rate, the HD-LXV4.0TU3C has made its official entrance, with a capacity of 4 TB, a built-in fan, a design that allows it to lie on the side or stand upright, and a power draw of 0.15 W when the drive is idle.
Furthermore, like so many external HDDs today, the newcomer can enter a power saving eco mode when it has been idle for too long. In that state, it only consumes 0.15W, lowering energy consumption by 95%.
As for data transfers, they should be reasonably fast thanks to Turbo PC EX2.
Buffalo expects buyers to pay $458 / 355-458 Euro for the HD-LXV4.0TU3C.