Philips has broken the one-terabyte storage barrier with the launch of the SPD5130 external hard drive.
The new drive features a eSATA interface that is six times quicker than the USB 2.0, providing additional capacity. The SPD5130 hard drive has a single-disk form, allowing for significantly smaller dimensions than the double-drive solutions currently on the market. It will be available to buy in Europe and the US in May, priced at 449 EUR and 499 USD.
The Philips SPD5130 also features an thick aluminium outer shell that ensures the drive runs quietly. In addition, a heat control system regulates the drive?s built-in fan, protecting data from excess temperatures, while its suspension insulates the drive from potential shocks.
The SPD5130?s power management allows the disk to start and shut down with the computer. Like the other models in the Philips SPD hard drive family, the SPD5130 includes a one-click backup button to instantly safeguard files, as well as a safe shutdown button to prevent data loss.