Data transfer rates of up to 5GB per second
Samsung Electronics America, a provider of digital consumer electronics and IT, has launched three new lines of consumer external hard disk drives, including two new portable drives and a new desktop drive.
The company said that three new drives feature SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interfaces, which provide data transfer rates of up to 5GB per second.
The new portable external drives provide up to 1TB capacity and enhanced backup and security software, with an easy-to-use graphical user interface, the company said.
Samsung said that the newly implemented 256-bit Full Disk Encryption provides additional security on a hardware basis.
The auto backup software supports both automatic and continuous data backup, so that users’ files are backed up automatically every time they are changed or newly created.
The company said that the SecretZone allows users to create a secure virtual drive, and SafetyKey software provides encrypted data backup and password-setting.
A USB docking station will be provided by the company separately for both the basic and premium line products, allowing users to connect and transfer data to a PC.
Samsung Electronics America senior vice president of mobile entertainment marketing Reid Sullivan said the new external drives offer wide range of capacities, features and price points for today’s storage-hungry consumers looking for mobile and backup offerings.
The three new external storage lines will be available through US retailers in April, with pricing to be announced at that time, the company said.