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A-DATA's New 2.5'' HDDs Touch Your Inner Artist

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A-DATA's new external HDD offers a little spunk in the visual department.

Thursday A-DATA Technology revealed a new small form factor HDD that gives portable storage a nice twist. Called the SH02, this 2.5-inch drive is "stylishly crafted" in 3D chic imprint patterns with special surface finishing. Although the drive isn't "universal" or comes packed with a popular PC game as seen with other external drives this week, users will definitely look a bit less geeky toting around this nifty portable HDD.

"Using the advanced IMF (In-Mold Foil) technology, SH02 beautifully presents itself with sensory appeals that can be vividly felt not only visually, but also through the touch of fingertips," the company said. "The same surface finishing makes SH02 resist to scratches, abrasion and annoying fingerprints as well, keeping the look nice and new all the time as if it is bought for the first day."

The SH02 will come in three flavors: white (vanilla), black (chocolate), and pink (strawberry), each sporting a unique design that "glitters with sophistication." As for storage capacities, consumers have a choice of 320 GB and 500 GB. The SH02 connects to a PC via a USB 2.0 port, and comes packed with HDDtoGo, OStoGo, and a 60-day trial of Norton Internet Security 2010.

Currently pricing isn't available, however 500 GB portable drives from A-DATA linger between $80 and $90 over on NewEgg.

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    spoofedpacket , May 7, 2010 10:30 PM
    Hmm, a choice of three flavors of mass-produced plastic bits? That really doesn't touch the artist inside me. Though, if I were a chick, I'd probably do flips over the pink one.
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    NapoleonDK , May 7, 2010 10:53 PM
    This reeks of "Oh well we didn't release this a year ago so we might as well ship it out so we can get back to USB 3.0". All portables should be USB 3.0 already, OLD TECH FAIL.
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    JohnnyLucky , May 8, 2010 1:07 PM
    "glitters with sophistication"

    I would think that quality and performance would be more important.
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    jn77 , May 8, 2010 4:22 PM
    I guess, it looks like the price is in line where it might be an option, I don't want my portable hard drives to glitter though
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    Vestin , May 10, 2010 5:24 PM
    "(...) users will definitely look a bit less geeky toting around this nifty portable HDD."
    Now, why would we want that 0_o ?