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Samsung introduces the S2, a new 640GB USB 3.0 portable HDD
The S2 is Samsung latest portable (2.5”) HDD featuring a USB 3.0 connection. Available with a 7200rpm 320 or 640GB HDD, the S2 comes with several “security” features including Samsung Data Encryption, SecretZone and SafetyKey.
“As digital content continues to evolve from standard definition to HD and now 3D content, we expect the demand for high performance external HDDs to increase, especially among IT enthusiasts,” Ho-Seong Lee, vice president, storage marketing, Semiconductor Business, Samsung Electronics. “The S2 Portable 3.0 delivers the benefits of top performance and quality, and as a result, lowers the power usage of the external hard drive also.”
The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface offers a maximum transfer rate of 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) compared to the 480 megabits per second (Mbps) of USB 2.0. In addition, the 7200RPM rotation speed delivers high performance, while the low vibration Dynamic Balancing™ technology and the low noise technologies SilentSeek™ and NoiseGuard™ provide added convenience.
In addition, the on-board USB technology reduces the size of the hard disk casing and delivers reduced power consumption. The new external hard drive also features a preloaded software suite including Samsung Auto Backup, SecretZone™ and SafetyKey™ for data encryption and password protection.
The S2 Portable 3.0 is available in 320GB and 640GB capacities with shipments commencing this month to countries in the European Union.