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PQI Releases Zippy Fast 2.5 inch USB 3.0 HDD

Last week PQI said that it launched the world's first 2.5-inch portable hard drive using USB 3.0 technology, the H566. With a theoretical bandwidth of 5Gbps and a rather small form factor, this new portable drive should be the ideal solution for pocketing loads of multimedia and data rather quickly from the office, from the home, from unsuspecting game developers, or from your friend's dark basement.

"Since H566 began mass production last week, it has already resulted in a volume of inquiries from domestic and international buyers, making it the first USB 3.0 device with significant sales volume," the company said. "PQI’s H566 not only have spectacular bandwidth of USB 3.0, its 2.5-inch hard drive dimensions is convenient to carry and has aesthetic looks, making it the new IT toy you just got to have!"

PQI is offering the portable drive in three flavors: 320GB, 500GB, and 640GB. The drives measure around 5 x 3.25 x 0.67-inches, and also come packed with Ur Fortress security software, classified data protection, and personal data privacy. The H566 is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and Mac OS X 10.1, and even sports a sleek and sexy metallic silver casing that won't give it such a geeky look.

Currently prices are unavailable, as the H566 hasn't hit NewEgg as of the writing. Still, other PQI products can be found on NewEgg by heading here.