Computer peripheral manufacturer Buffalo will release collaboration SSD and HDD models inspired by the Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 film. The 1TB HDD and 480GB SSD feature designs based on the NERV logo. Both pieces of hardware will ship out in early March 2021. [Thanks, Famitsu.]
The collaboration initially started as a way to celebrate the release of the fourth Rebuild of Evangelion movie, Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0, in Japan. The concept was billed as a top-secret “data supplementation project” for the limited edition portable HDD and portable SSD.
The 1TB HDD is a typical portable hard drive. It has a NERV-inspired color scheme, which will even show up virtually on your PC when you check for the icon in Explorer under This PC. It is compatible with USB 3.2, to allow for faster transport speeds. It also features a sturdy design, to protect data if you are traveling with it.
The smaller Evangelion SSD is designed to look like a NERV ID card. It has all of the appropriate imagery, to make it look like something you’d need to enter the company’s headquarters. Like the HDD, it has USB 3.2 support, is shock-resistant, and will also have an icon in File Explorer that resembles the drive itself. However, it is much smaller and can only hold 480GB worth of data.
Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 was scheduled to release in Japan on January 23, 2021. The movie was recently delayed due to the state of emergency in Japan. Its new release date has not yet been announced.