Buffalo Technology (http://www.buffalotech.com) has announced the MiniStation Plus USB 3.0 portable storage solution. (On the Mac it will run at USB 2.0 speeds as the Mac doesn’t support USB 3.0.)

Because it’s USB powered, there are no additional cables to manage and no need for a separate power source; simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and you’re good to go. With 256-bit AES hardware encryption, you can protect your data from unwanted access by assigning a password.

Buffalo’s MiniStation Plus is backed by a limited one-year warranty that includes toll-free 24/7 US based technical support. It has an estimated street price of US$84.99 for the 500GB MiniStation Plus and $119.99 for the 1TB MiniStation Plus.