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Silicon Power Intros HDD with Folding Design

By - Source: Silicon Power PR | B 7 comments

This external hard drive sports a "folded" look.

Silicon Power introduced a new external hard drive, the Stream S03, which has a unique folding design. That doesn't mean the device actually folds, but instead sports a form factor that looks as if the device were a black magazine folded neatly into a rounded portable carrying case with a matte finish.

"[It's] inspired by the concept of page folding as a way of keeping the precious and meaningful moments," the company said. "S03’s unique folding design emphasizes the idea of instilling more human touches into the storage device."

The external drive is based on USB 3.0, and features a multicolor LED in the asymmetric page-fold corner. If the drive is plugged into a USB 3.0 port, then the LED shines blue. If plugged into a USB 2.0 port, the LED will switch to red. It's all in the little details.

"SP Stream S03’s matte finish provides solid protection against fingerprints and stains," the company said. "Inheriting the streamline design from the Stream Series, S03 is built with the curved corners and ergonomics chamber on both sides, allowing users to handle with ease."

The curvy drive is offered in two flavors: 500 GB and 1 TB. It also comes with a hibernation mode to save power, and a new version of the company's free SP Widget software that provides seven major backup and security functions, such as 256-bit AES file and folder encryption. Its overall size is 4.822 x 3.05 x 0.523 inches, and it weighs a mere 0.31967 pounds.

For more information about the new Stream S03 external drive, head here. Silicon Power partners here in the United States include Amazon, Newegg, Micro Center, Frys.com, Adorama and PC Connection.

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    The_Trutherizer , June 3, 2013 7:14 AM
    Cute, but pointless. Make me a waterproof external HD that can survive 50m drops and 500C temperatures and you might get a rise from me.
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    WithoutWeakness , June 3, 2013 8:17 AM
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    Cute, but pointless. Make me a waterproof external HD that can survive 50m drops and 500C temperatures and you might get a rise from me.


    50m drops and 500C temperatures? Are you using your external drive inside a volcano?
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    kennethkaniff , June 3, 2013 9:06 AM
    I had to dig up log in info just to post a comment here about how terrible silicon power is. Seriously kevin, please don't ever post anything about SP. They make you send your stuff to taiwan for rma service. Products often fail right outside warranty periods. Even if it was in warranty you have to PAY to send it to taiwan for your rma. I've had three usb drives that WERE in warranty fail and was sent an email stating that all RMA's had to he shipped across the world to taiwan. Please never even talk about this company so they will retreat into the shadows and hopefully die. I can't believe other countries even import their substandard products. A shiny turd is still a turd.
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    f1174066 , June 3, 2013 12:45 PM
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    Cute, but pointless. Make me a waterproof external HD that can survive 50m drops and 500C temperatures and you might get a rise from me.


    Personally id like to see HDDs what are capable surviving black holes.
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    kennethkaniff , June 3, 2013 12:51 PM
    I had to dig up log in info just to post a comment here about how terrible silicon power is. Seriously kevin, please don't ever post anything about SP. They make you send your stuff to taiwan for rma service. Products often fail right outside warranty periods. Even if it was in warranty you have to PAY to send it to taiwan for your rma. I've had three usb drives that WERE in warranty fail and was sent an email stating that all RMA's had to he shipped across the world to taiwan. Please never even talk about this company so they will retreat into the shadows and hopefully die. I can't believe other countries even import their substandard products. A shiny turd is still a turd.
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    bootsattheboar , June 4, 2013 9:24 AM
    Dur. Just because you cut out a corner like the nook does not make it an innovate "folding" design. I know tom's needs content, authors need views to get paid, and it's easy-peasy to regurgitate press releases, but please stop with the click-bait.
    Checkout iosafe's products if you want an HDD that can survive a housefire.
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    rwinches , June 4, 2013 9:28 AM
    Using Red LED for anything but error/fail is a standards violation, maybe it turns yellow?