One reason that I’ve never bought an extrenal hardrive is the speed rate of USB 2.0. But as the USB 3.0 comes to the world with up to 10 times faster than the current USB 2.0 I could change my mind. To take the benefit of the technology, Seagate unveiled BlackArmor PS110 USB 3.0 portable external hard drive, but in real world testing it still offers only up to three times faster than its USB 2.0 predecessor. The BlackArmor PS110 is an all-in-one USB 3.0 toolkit that packages a 500GB 7200RPM 2.5–inch portable hard drive, power cable and PC express card.
“The growing presence of large multimedia files in the home means that connectivity and speed is a top concern for a satisfactory experience,” said Dave Mosley, Seagate executive vice president, Sales, Marketing and Product Line Management. “The delivery of USB 3.0 further underscores our commitment to giving people an efficient way to store, access and share their digital creations.”