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SmartDisk Unveils USB 2.0 Drives

New models to offer 480 Mbit/sec transfer rates By Dave Nagel
SmartDisk today unveiled its new lineup of USB 2.0 external hard drives. The new 3.5-inch mechnaisms are built for portability and support USB 2.0 and USB 1.1. They're expected to be available next month.

SmartDisk's lineup includes two new models in capacities of 80 GB and 120 GB. Both come in an aluminum alloy case and operate without fans to decrease noise. They can be oriented vertically or horizontally. In a USB 2.0 environment, they offer transfer speeds of 480 megabits per second.


The 80 GB model will be available for $219.99. The 120 GB model will sell for $299.99. For more information, visit http://www.smartdisk.com.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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