External storage is improving with more storage capacity and faster interfaces with new USB 3.0 now becoming more common on computers. Samsung has announced a new version of the S2 portable external HDD that features USB 3.0 connectivity.
The USB 3.0 S2 drives use 2.5-inch HDDs inside the portable cases that spin at 7200rpm. The faster USB 3.0 interface allows users to back up larger amounts of data more quickly than USB 2.0 allows. The external storage solution also has Dynamic Balancing to make the drives quieter.
Samsung uses on-board USB technology allowing it to pack the drives into smaller cases for more portability. The new S2 Portable 3.0 drive will be offered in 320GB and 640GB capacities and will ship in Europe this month at an undisclosed price. No word on US availability at this time.