Samsung today announced three new lines of consumer external hard
disk drives, including two new portable drives and a new desktop
All of the new drives feature distinctive styling as well as
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interfaces.
Samsung's new portable external drives offer up to 1 terabyte (TB)
capacity in a compact format with curved sides for a comfortable grip
and sleek styling. Their wave-like matte finish hides scratches and
fingerprints. The new portable drive will be available in four
colors; Brown black, Noble beige, Clay orange and Mist gray.
Samsung's portable drives also offer up to 1TB capacity, but add
enhanced backup and security software, as well as elegant, high-gloss
cases embedded with a multi-layered wave pattern in three jewel-tone
colors; Onyx black, Sapphire blue and Coral pink. The newly
implemented 256-bit Full Disk Encryption provides additional security
on a hardware basis. Auto backup software supports both automatic and
continuous data backup, so that users' files are backed up
automatically every time they are changed or newly created.
SecretZone allows users to create a secure virtual drive, and
SafetyKey software provides encrypted data backup and
password-setting. A USB docking station will be sold separately for
both the basic and premium line products, allowing users to connect
and transfer data to a PC.
Samsung's new external drives for desktop PCs offer up to 2TB
capacity in simple and refined cases, which take their design cues
from the portable drive family. Rounded corners give them a slimmer
form factor for reduced desktop space, while LED lights at the bottom
of the drives indicate their operation status. With 1TB, 1.5TB and
2TB storage capacities, the new desktop drives will be available in
Brown black and Noble beige.
All three new external storage lines will be available through U.S.
retailers in April, with pricing to be announced at that time.