WD isn't the only one with an external USB 3.0 HDD. Seagate today introduced its new BlackArmor PS 110, this portable 500GB HDD includes a USB 3.0 performance kit that includes everything you need to add USB 3.0 support to your laptop. The disk promises to deliver a transfer speed of 100MB/s via the included ExpressCard adapter. The Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 is now available on the company's website for $179.99.
Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Seagate (NASDAQ: STX), the worldwide leader in hard drives and storage solutions, unveiled the BlackArmor® PS110 USB 3.0 portable external hard drive performance kit for notebook computers. Demonstrating its industry leadership in delivering advanced and easy-to-use storage solutions, this all-in-one USB 3.0 toolkit packages a 500GB 7200RPM 2.5–inch portable hard drive, power cable and PC express card, to deliver real-world, proven speeds up to three times faster than its USB 2.0 predecessor, making it one of the fastest portable hard drives available. USB 3.0 speed has been specified at 4.8 Gbs per second or a ten times improvement over USB 2.0, however this is theoretical performance, and the new Seagate BlackArmor USB 3.0 portable drive achieves 3X performance over USB 2.0 in real world testing.