USB 3.0 is catching on, so expect to see lots of new SuperSpeed-enabled devices at CES. Seagate today unveiled the BlackArmor PS110 USB 3.0 portable external hard drive, packing a 500GB 7200RPM 2.5–inch portable hard drive, power cable and PC express card, to deliver real-world, proven speeds up to three times faster than its USB 2.0 predecessor, making it one of the fastest portable hard drives available.
"The growing presence of large multimedia files in the home means that connectivity and speed is a top concern for a satisfactory experience," said Dave Mosley, Seagate executive vice president, Sales, Marketing and Product Line Management. "The delivery of USB 3.0 further underscores our commitment to giving people an efficient way to store, access and share their digital creations."
With the BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0 drive, Seagate claims that a 25GB HD movie can be transferred in just four minutes versus the 14 minutes it would take using a traditional USB 2.0 drive. Simply plug the PC Adapter card into a notebook, connect one end of the included adapter cord to the PC card, the other end to the BlackArmor PS110 drive, and it is set.
The BlackArmor PS110 USB 3.0 performance kit contains everything you need to upgrade your laptop to take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds. The new BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0 Performance kit is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and can be purchased immediately from Seagate.com for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $179.99.