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Freecom first with USB 3.0

Freecom XS 3 hard drive
Freecom XS 3 hard drive

Freecom_XS_3_hard_driveFreecom has announced its Hard Drive XS 3.0 – which it claims is the first external hard drive in the world to offer SuperSpeed USB technology.

Using USB 3.0, Freecom is offering transfer speeds of approximately 130MBps and the Hard Drive XS 3.0 is also “the smallest 3.5-inch desktop hard drive available”.

“With more than 70 per cent of data storage devices expected to make use of the USB 3.0 standard by 2012, Freecom is leading the way with the first USB 3.0 ready hard drive on the market,” a company suit told us.

“Offering storage capacities of up to 2TB, the ultra-compact Hard Drive XS 3.0 can hold up to 400,000 MP3’s, more than 1.3 million digital photos, 400 full DVDs or 2,000 movies.”

The drive is backwards-compatible to work with all USB 2.0 enabled computers and notebooks.

The Hard Drive XS 3.0 will be available in Europe from mid-November in 1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB capacities, with prices starting at £99.99 for 1TB of storage.