Silicon Power Intros New USB 3.0 Portable Drive

If you're looking for a portable hard drive with a little style, Silicon Power has launched the Diamond D20, powered by the high performance of USB 3.0 connectivity.

For now, the Diamond D20 external drive arrives only in a 500 GB capacity, but with access to the company's free SP Widget software featuring seven major backup and security tools. Unfortunately, the company didn't provide actual availability and pricing, but participating retailers typically include Amazon, Newegg, Frys and several others.

Silicon Power's primary design focus with the Diamond D20 is seemingly on style and portability. It sports a light-weight, ultra-slim form factor for easy carrying like shoving it into a pocket. The solid aluminum metal casing even features a carbon-like texture, rounded corners and an anti-scratch surface, protecting the drive against bumps and ugly dings.

"The SP D20 can make you free from worrying about fingerprints, scratches or dents when carrying it around," the company said. "Coated in contrasting colors of black and white, the D20 is elegantly simple and exquisite. The D20 creates a new sense of digital fashion trend, ideal for those who looking for storage on the go."

Additional product features include an LED that indicates power on and data transfer activity, a power-saving sleep mode, and a three-year warranty. When connected to a USB 3.0 port, it offers transfer speeds up to 5 Gb/s wereas a USB 2.0 connection only allows a max speed of 480 Mb/s. This external drive weighs a mere feather-like 0.297 pounds and measures just 4.856 x 3.070 x 0.413 inches.

For more information about Silicon Power's new external drive, head here. It's compatible with Windows 8 down to Windows XP, Linux 2.6.31 or later, and Mac OS 10.5 or later (only USB 2.0 currently supported).

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