NewsPlextor Launch Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive : PX-PH500U3

Plextor Launch Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive : PX-PH500U3

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Plextor have just launched another portable hard drive – this time it’s USB 3.0 and it’s called the PX-PH500U3.

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The drive will be available later this month for around £90. It’s USB 3.0, it’s made of “aircraft grade aluminum” and it’s 500GB in size. Now for £90, 500GB isn’t much, but it is USB 3.0, so for a while at least you will be paying a premium! There will be a 750GB version a few weeks later though, and that will be around £130.

Learn more from the Plextor website

Here’s the full press release:

PRECISION & PORTABILITY THE ULTIMATE STORAGE WITH THE PLEXTOR USB3.0 HARD DISK RANGE
Plextor introduces a range of fast, professional standard, lightweight and portable USB 3.0 hard disk drives for quick and reliable data back-up anywhere.
The first in the range is the PX-PH500U3 – a strikingly compact 500GB portable hard disk. Encased in a robust and lightweight ‘aircraft grade’ aluminum casing it incorporates the latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface delivering exceedingly fast connection and data transfer rates in a compact 162 grams.
The elegantly crafted chassis is complemented by a stylish leatherette case for additional protection during transportation and also comes with a speedy USB 3.0 connector cable for instant plug-and-play access to any USB device.
To complement this well-balanced yet robust hardware come a range of powerful software applications preinstalled on the hard disk making it ready to interface with different system set-ups. Users can backup and restore valuable data using FNet PC Clone EX and also maximize the read and write speeds with the Turbo HDD utility.
Increased, no-fuss portability power is also provided through the USB connector itself, eliminating the need to carry an additional power cable.
The exceptional quality of the PX-PH500U3 is fully supported by the reassurance of Plextors ‘Fast Warranty Service’ – a comprehensive 1-years collect and return warranty.
The PX-PH500U3 is a high-performance SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with refined design – a compact hard disk for those that require professional quality and highly portable data storage.
Pricing and Availabiltiy:
The 500 GB version will be available in Europe from March 2011 for around 90 pounds sterling.

In addition to the 500GB PX-PH500U3, Plextor will release a 750GB version: the PX-PH750U3 – available from April for around 120 pounds sterling.

*2011. Plextor Logo is a registered trademark of Shinano Kabushiki Kaisha. Content is subject to change without notices.

About Plextor
Plextor is a leading brand of high-performance digital media solutions for professionals, consumers and enterprises. Since entering the European market in 1994, Plextor has introduced a number of award winning products, including CD/DVD recordable drives, Blu-ray drives, Portable HDD storage solutions, Media Players and Networked Attached Storage devices.

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