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PQI Releases 2.5 inch USB 3.0 HDD

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  1. Polaris573

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    PQI’s USB3.0 2.5" portable hard drive H566 has been officially released and it is the world’s first USB3.0 2.5" portable hard drive to the market. Since H566 began mass production last week, it has already resulted in a volume of inquiries from domestic and international buyers, making it the first USB3.0 device with significant sales volume. PQI’s H566 not only has spectacular bandwidth provided by USB3.0, but its 2.5” hard drive dimensions make it convenient to carry and has aesthetically pleasing looks, making it the new IT toy you just have to have!

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    PQI’s 2.5” USB 3.0 external hard drive H566 has a new metallic silver casing that further accentuates its fashion appeal. It is available in 320GB / 500GB / 640GB capacities for users to choose from and all come with the security software, Ur Fortress. It has the complete data encryption function including classified data protection and personal data privacy so users can safely store and manage their data efficiently.

    Digital media these days is geared towards higher resolution and higher definition. USB2.0’s maximum theoretical bandwidth is 480Mbps/sec, which can no longer meet the demands of transferring digital content. H566 uses the latest USB technology to meet these demands. It features a theoretical bandwidth of 5Gbps/sec, which is about 10x that of USB2.0 and is backward compatible with USB2.0. With its faster transfer rate, it means less time required when transferring the same amount of data, which translates to less time and electricity used. It provides energy saving and is green, no doubt it will soon become the mainstream peripheral connection interface!

    HDD H566 specifications
    Weight: 200g
    Dimension: 128x82.5x17mm
    Interface: USB 2.0/3.0
    Capacity: 320GB /500GB /640GB
    Operating system: HDD OS System - Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ Mac 10.X
    S/W OS System - Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7
    Warranty: 3 years
    Free software: Ur-Smart & Ur Fortress

    Source: PQI Press Release
     
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    NICE :D I wonder how much it is though.... and the performance?
     
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    Polaris573 doing news?
     
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    You haven't heard? W1zzard killed Polaris
     
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    O jeez
     
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    limited by the hard drive. think of USB3.0 as being similar to SATA II in bandwidth.
     
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    Yea it is obviously limited by the HD... :)

    Hey, will there be any usb 3.0 HD external cases anytime soon??
     
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    I'm sure there will. ;)
     
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    if you mean 3.5", i've already seen a few for sale.
     
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    That's what I meant ;)
     
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    my bitch is that i got no empty PCI-E slots, my only options for USB 3.0 is a PCI card (booo!) or a new mobo.
     
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    actually, both 2.5" an 3.5" usb 3.0 external enclosures insist... just checked newegg :)
     
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    they're for sale here in Au already, just a bit expensive ($70 for a single 3.5" USB 3.0?)

    sad part is that $185 gets me a 4 bay enclosure with E-sata and USB 2.0, i just want one like that on USB 3.0
     
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    Do laptops have USB 3.0? EDIT: very few do have them (Google is your friend :p)

    once they do, and USB 3.0 becomes more mainstream, then everything will cheapen
     
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    buy yourself one, you no you want to naughty.gif :D
     
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    waiting. i have plans on a 6 core AM3 chip, but i want a mobo with at least 4 USB 3.0 ports - preferably more.
     
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    it looks nice though, i just wonder what type of data errors these might suffer from, if any
    :ohwell: only time will tell
     
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    hmmm, data errors? what makes you think they'll be any different to other drives?
     
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    Finally....

    It's retarded that so much changes in computers and yet the basic stuff that we need the most is either slow and fragile or damn expensive and slow or fast and expensive and not yet available.
     
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