Freecom introduced the 3.5" Hard Drive XS 3.0, one of the first products that supports the new USB 3.0 standard. Portable storage devices like the Freecom Hard Drive XS 3.0 greatly benefit from the enhanced transfer speeds enabled by USB 3.0, the company says this new product features transfer speeds of up to 130MB/s. That's easily 100MB/s more than the transfer speeds of typical USB 2.0 devices.
The Hard Drive XS 3.0 will be available in mid-November in 1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB capacities. Prices start at 119EUR for the 1TB model.
Freecom, a Mitsubishi Kagaku Media company and award-winning manufacturer of external hard drives and portable storage devices, today announced the ‘Hard Drive XS 3.0’ – the first external hard drive in the world to offer ‘SuperSpeed USB’ technology. Using USB 3.0, Freecom is offering transfer speeds of approximately 130 MB/s – significantly faster than existing solutions – enabling users to back up and upload information in a matter of seconds. Ideal for both home and professional users who want to transfer large files quickly and carry their data on the move, the Hard Drive XS 3.0 is also the smallest 3.5” desktop hard drive available, allowing users to reliably expand their storage capacity with a product that is not only the fastest, but is also compact, portable and easy to use.
The Freecom Hard Drive XS 3.0 is backwards-compatible and will work with all USB 2.0 enabled computers and notebooks, as well as forthcoming USB 3.0 models. Freecom will also launch its USB 3.0 controller to allow computer users to take advantage of the standard’s top speeds today. USB 3.0 theoretically offers transfer speeds of up to 500 MB/s.
“We now can transfer a 5GB movie in just 38 seconds – it’s unbelievably fast,” continued Lucassen. “Besides being SuperSpeed ready, the Hard Drive XS 3.0 also outperforms the competition in terms of security. Our USB 3.0 solution will have high-speed hardware encryption with AES 256 bit – this not only the fastest but also the safest storage solution on the market.”
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Re: Freecom USB 3.0 portable HDD achieves 130MB/s transfer speeds by Anonymous on Saturday, September 26 2009 @ 02:52:47 CEST