Plextor Europe recently announced a new range of external
hard disk drives. In addition to a USB interface, the PX-PH120US, PX-PH160US and PX-PH250US feature a eSATA (external Serial ATA)
connection which allows them to reach speeds of 200 Mb a second.
Plextor Europe (www.plextor-europe.com) announces the launch of its new range of
external hard disk drives: PX-PH120US, PX-PH160US and PX-PH250US. The digits in these product models refer to the disk capacity in
gigabytes. In addition to a USB interface, users benefit from an eSATA (external Serial ATA) connection to boost the speed of these
external drives. They are still as small and lightweight as the highly successful range of previous PX-PH08U2, PX-PH12U2 and PX-PH16U2
hard disks. Good news all round.
PCs are generally fitted with a Serial ATA interface to connect their internal hard disk drives
to the motherboard. We are now extending this connection to external hard disks to deliver the same performance as with internal hard
disks. Rudy De Meirsman, Sales & Marketing Manager for Plextor Europe, gives the details: “Hard disks using the USB 2.0 interface
typically operate at 33 Mb a second. With the eSATA interface, we can reach speeds of 200 Mb a second. As users are becoming far more
mobile, they need a larger capacity external disk so they can carry their office without their PC. I’m convinced this is the way
No word on price yet. However, the PX-PH120US, PX-PH160US and PX-PH250US will be available in Europe at the
end of November. Full details can be found here.