Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Seagate unveiled the BlackArmor PS110 USB 3.0 portable external hard drive performance kit for notebook computers.
This all-in-one USB 3.0 toolkit packages a 500GB 7200RPM 2.5-inch portable hard drive, a power cable and PC express card. USB
3.0 speed has been specified at 4.8 Gbs per second or a ten times
improvement over USB 2.0, however this is theoretical performance,
and the new Seagate BlackArmor USB 3.0 portable drive achieves 3X
performance over USB 2.0 in real world testing.
This new super speed USB 3.0 interface allows easy transfer of large files to and from the external drive at sustained transfer rates of 100MB/s. With the BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0 drive, 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.
Seagate's USB 3.0 portable hard drive performance kit couples all the safety and security of the existing BlackArmor PS 110 portable hard drive with the increased performance of USB 3.0 in an exceptionally slim, 12.5mm form factor. Each drive ships with the Acronis business-grade backup suite, automated full-system backup and SafetyDrill+ software , a bare metal recovery feature, is Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 compatible and covered by the a 5 year limited warranty.
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.