September 21st, 2010, 21:35 PM
Seagate launches 1.5TB portable hard drive
Seagate today unveiled what it calls the world's first 2.5-in, 1.5TB portable hard disk drive.
The new Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex ultra-portable drive is now shipping in the U.S.
The GoFlex drive comes with a Superspeed USB 3.0 interface cable, which offers data transfer speeds 10x that of USB 2.0 when connected to a USB 3.0 port. For example, a drive using a USB 3.0 connection can transfer a 25GB file in under five minutes versus the 14 minutes it would take using a traditional USB 2.0 drive.
The drive also comes with a bonus movie already on it, Seagate said.
"Today's announcement is a 'triple-crown' of consumer technology," said Darcy Clarkson, vice president of Global Retail Sales and Marketing for Seagate. Darcy was referring to Seagates recent release of a 3TB GoFlex desktop drive and the Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive.
Full story: Computerworld