The PQI H566 USB 3.0 external hard drive is a looker

PQI was one of the first companies to out a USB 3.0 flash drive back in 2009 and it’s back again with a 2.5-inch USB 3.0 external hard drive. You should know the drill by now. Nearly all of these hard drives are the same. The H566 comes either in 320GB, 500GB, or 640GB flavors and utilizes USB 3.0 to transfer files at speeds that max out at 5.0Gbps while providing backwards compatibility with USB 2.0. The drive dons a rather sexy metallic silver casing and ships with data encryption tools for the aluminium hat-wearing folk.

The company claims over and over again in the official presser that it’s the world’s first 2.5-inch USB 3.0 hard drive. But the Seagate PS-110 that we reviewed months ago disagrees. No word on pricing or target market just yet.

World’s first PQI USB3.0 2.5” HDD ~ H566 officially released 10X Transfer Speed & Higher Energy Savings!

March 26, 2010
PQI’s USB3.0 2.5” portable hard drive H566 has been officially released and it is world’s first USB3.0 2.5” portable hard drive to the market. Since H566 began mass production last week, it has already resulted in a volume of inquiries from domestic and international buyers, making it the first USB3.0 device with significant sales volume. PQI’s H566 not only have spectacular bandwidth of USB3.0, its 2.5” hard drive dimensions is convenient to carry and has aesthetic looks, making it the new IT toy you just got to have!

Digital media these days are geared towards higher resolution and higher definition. USB2.0’s maximum theoretical bandwidth is 480Mbps/sec, which can no longer meet the demands of transferring digital content. H566 uses the latest USB technology to meet these demands. It features a theoretical bandwidth of 5Gbps/sec, which is about 10x that of USB2.0 and is backward compatible with USB2.0. With its faster transfer rate, it means less time required when transferring the same amount of data which translates to less time and electricity used. It provides energy saving and is green, no doubt it will soon become the mainstream peripheral connection interface!

PQI’s 2.5” USB 3.0 external hard drive H566 has a new metallic silver casing that further accentuates its fashion appeal. It is available in 320GB / 500GB / 640GB capacities for users to choose from and all come with the security software, Ur Fortress. It has the complete data encryption function including classified data protection and personal data privacy so users can safely store and manage their data efficiently.

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HDD H566 specifications
Weight: 200g
Dimension: 128×82.5x17mm
Interface: USB 2.0/3.0
Capacity: 320GB /500GB /640GB
Operating system: HDD OS System – Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ Mac 10.X
S/W OS System – Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7
Warranty: 3 years
Free software: Ur-Smart & Ur Fortress