Samsung Announces External Hard Drives With SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface
SINGAPORE - Samsung revealed its new family of hard disk drives, including one portable drive and a desktop storage station. Supporting the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, the new external hard drives can provide data transfer speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second, delivering a maximum 10-fold higher data transfer rate over the USB 2.0, allowing users to transfer a 25-gigabyte full HD movie in just four minutes.
M2 Portable comes with a wave-like matte finish that covers scratches and fingerprints, with curved sides for a comfortable grip. The drives are available in densities of up to 1 Terabyte, USB 2.0/3.0 interface, and four colors: Brown Black, Noble Beige, Mist Gray and Clay Orange.
M3 Station, for desktop applications, shares the same aesthetic as the M2 Portable series. Rounded corners give it a slimmer form which occupies less desktop space. An LED light on the face of the drive indicates its operation status and supports up to USB 3.0 interface. M3 Station has 1, 1.5 and 2 Terabytes densities. It is available in two colors: Brown Black or Noble Beige.
M2 Portable 3.0 will be available from 1 June 2011 in 500GB at $109 and 1TB at $179.
M3 Station 3.0 will be available from 1 July 2011 and price will be advised at a later date.