Samsung has announced that they have updated their S2 Portable Hard Drive that was released earlier this year to a USB 3.0 interface. The upgraded USB 3.0 Version of the Samsung S2 offers a 7200RPM spindle speed, delivering faster performance over preceding versions and an on-board SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. The new 2.5-inch external hard drive also features a preloaded software suite including Samsung Auto Backup, SecretZone and SafetyKey for data encryption and password protection.
The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface offers a maximum transfer rate of 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) compared to the 480 megabits per second (Mbps) of USB 2.0. It is expected to be released at the end of this month in 320GB and 640GB capacities.