Protecting the advanced drive mechanism an elegant casing crafted from aircraft grade aluminum results in a mere 162 grams total weight. The package includes a USB 3.0 cable and a leatherette case. Users can backup and restore data using FNet PC Clone EX and maximize the read and write speeds with the Turbo HDD utility.
The PX-PH500U3 HDD is backed by a 2-years collect and return warranty in the EU, Norway and Switzerland (other countries 1-year carry-in).
Besides the 500GB PX-PH500U3, Plextor will also release a 750GB version: the PX-PH750U3. The 500 GB version will be available in Europe in March for a recommended end user price of EUR 99. The PX-PH750U3 will be available in April for a recommended end user price of EUR 135.