As new USB 3.0 products are releasing, Transcend has launched the Superspeed USB 3.0 Shockproof Portable Hard Drive which promises data transfer speeds as high as 90MB/second!
The new Transcend StoreJet 25D3 is a 2.5-inch shockproof 500GB portable hard drive, one of the first USB 3.0 compatible peripherals introduced to the market. Its a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 model that promises much better performance than USB 2.0 external hard drives, with real-world transfer speeds of up to 90MB/s. As media files get larger and data transfer speed requirements get faster, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 boasts optimized interface speeds up to 10X faster than Hi-Speed USB 2.0.
The StoreJet 25D3 USB 3.0 portable hard drive is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, allowing users to access their files from nearly any computer. Moreover, the Transcend HDD features an internal hard drive suspension system that prevents damage from accidental falls that may result in massive data loss. It automatically goes into power-saving sleep mode after ten minutes of inactivity, allowing energy-savings of up to 40%!
I dont see it live on Amazon as yet, but you can buy other alternatives like the Western Digital My Book 3.0, 1 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive or the Buffalo Technology DriveStation SuperSpeed 1TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive.
Read SuperSpeed USB 3.0 FAQ to learn more. See video below about Superspeed USB3.
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