Silicon Power Intros Diamond D03 USB 3.0 Portable HDD

Silicon Power introduced on Tuesday the newest edition to its Diamond series of 2.5-inch portable hard drives, the Diamond D03. This drive's biggest selling point is likely its USB 3.0 interface which enables a speedy transfer rate of up to 5 Gb/s. Connected to a USB 2.0 port, it's still rather spunky, pushing data at speeds of up to 480 Mb/s.

"Following the modern and sophistication design of the Diamond series, the new D03 expresses urban fashion with geometric design and is lined with an urban checkered pattern," the company said. "The Diamond D03 is covered in a solid aluminum metal structure providing better durability and heat dissipation than the standard plastic case."

The specs claim that it weighs only 147g, making it 30-percent lighter than your standard mechanical hard drive. It also measures 75.5 x 117.55 x 14-mm, making it easy to slip in your pocket or laptop bag while on the go. Even more, the surface is specially treated to resist scratches and fingerprint marks to reduce the occurrence of dents and other damages from daily usage.

The Diamond D03's list of features also include a built-in LED status indicator allowing users to instantly identify power supply and activity status. It's even equipped with a power-saving hibernation mode for customers who keep their external drives plugged in for long periods of time (guilty). Finally, owners can download the free SP Widget software which offers seven major back-up and security functions like 256-bit AES file and folder encryption.

The Diamond D03 is available in 500 GB, 750 GB and 1 TB capacities, and is backed by a three year warranty. The actual device specs are listed below:

- Dimensions:75.5 x 117.55 x 14 mm
- Weight:147g
- Standard Compliance:USB 3.0 / 2.0
- Data Transfer Rates:
    Max. 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0 Mode)
    Max. 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0 Mode)
- Power Supply:DC 5V (Power supplied through USB)
- Operating Temperature:5℃~ 55℃
- Storage Temperature:-40℃~ 70℃
- Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Linux 2.6.31 or later, Mac OS 10.5 or later (only USB 2.0 currently supported)
- Color:Black
- Three-year warranty

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  • freggo
    An idea on the price range would have been helpful.
    Hate to admit it but price IS a factor for most of us 99%ers :-)

  • mavroxur
    This drive's biggest selling point is likely its USB 3.0 interface which enables a speedy transfer rate of up to 5 Gb/s.

    I can piss into a firehose too, that doesn't mean i'm going to be putting out housefires though.