Dane-Elec to unveil So SuperSpeed series of USB 3.0 external drives on December 11, 2009

October 19, 2009, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The So SuperSpeed Hard Drives (HDDs), which have been much anticipated from the house of Dane-Elec, will hit the US mart on December 11, 2009.  The new series of USB 3.0 external drives will come loaded with storage options ranging from 500 GB to 2 TB. The series will also include the world’s first USB 3.0 Solid State Drive (SSD), which would have the capability of true data transfer speeds of up to 250MB per second.

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The data transfer speeds of up to 250MBps would, in fact, be close to 10 times the rate available in current USB 2.0 devices. To be available in 2.5 or 3.5-inches formats for laptops and desktop computers, the new series of external drives will support the upcoming USB 3.0 standard, Dane-Elec said.

The new external hard drives are expected to be perfect for small offices where you may need to handle large amounts of data. They seem luring, owing to their capability to offer optimum speed for transferring and storing photos, music and videos. Dane-Elec will attach price tags starting at $180 for the 500GB HDDs, while the SSDs will be priced at $400 for the 80GB device and $800 for the 160GB version.

The So SuperSpeed drives will boast of 80GB and 160GB SSDs, now known as Intel M-25 drives. The December 11 launch date has been scheduled to coincide with the unveiling of USB 3.0-compatible laptops and personal computers to be introduced by OEMs.

Dane-Elec will also be offering USB 3.0 adapters for PCIe or ExpressCard slots owing to the fact that most users currently lack a laptop or PC with integrated USB 3.0 components. Significantly, the adapters would help in attaining faster speed capabilities to older PCs.

(via Engadget)

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