USB 3.0 external drives are getting pretty popular these days, all thanks to their fast, and simple approach of storing data. That said, the world renowned storage giant, Apacer, just announced a new addition to their lineup of  USB3.0 based portable HDD, the AC231.

Don’t let the gunship-ish name fool you. The AC231 is actually a sleek, and great looking portable drive for your eyes to feast on. It has elegant lines, sharp curves, and could be probably mistaken for a stylish mobile phone. Boasting a maximum of 112 MB/s read speeds, and 109 MB/s write speeds, this drive sure does have the looks, and performance to back it up. Check the full PR below:

As hard disk technology continues to advance, USB 3.0 Super Speed transmission and high-capacity terabyte (TB) volumes have become the new standards for portable hard disk drives. Thus, Apacer is proud to introduce the AC231 2.5-inch USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, which features a unique non-skid, anti-shock soft rubber with a stylish diamond-checkered pattern that provides extra protection for all of your data. In addition, with its Super Speed USB 3.0 interface, AC231 can achieve read and write speeds of up to 112MB/s and 109MB/s, respectively. A 4.37 GB movie can be duplicated within 50 seconds. Users can choose from three capacity options, including 1TB, 750GB and 500GB. With the non-skid design, high storage capacity and Super Speed transmission, AC231 is the perfect companion for your mobile life.

USB 3.0 Super Speed transmission to handle large files in seconds
The popularity of HD videos and digital camcorders has resulted in a need for storing larger files, of up to hundreds of gigabytes in size. Traditional USB 2.0 technology, however, can achieve a transmission speed of only 30MB/s, thereby making your transmission tasks require far too much time waiting. AC231 adopts the next-generation USB 3.0 interface, increasing read and writing speeds significantly: up to 112MB/s and 109MB/s, respectively. With more than three times the speed, it saves you a lot of time.

For users who transmit vast amounts of data, AC231 hits the market with a massive 1TB option, as well as its 750GB and 500GB versions. The plug-and-play AC231 is also fully compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems, and has full backward compatibility with USB 2.0 interfaces. Better yet, AC231’s dual-color LED lets you identify whether you’re transmitting via USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 by flashing blue or red , keeping you in control with a simple glance.

Non-skid and anti-shock design, blending function and aesthetics
AC231 practices the main design idea of Apacer, which blends function and aesthetics. Boasting an elegant, simple design, the AC231’s sleek contour and thin enclosure makes it very portable. The black obsidian glossy surface and the gray diamond-checkered soft rubber present a rich visual effect while freeing you from worries of accidental drops or slips. And inside the casing, AC231 also features anti-shock material to add the extra protection from shock.

Smart power management
AC231 comes with a plug-and-play feature and a built-in smart power management that automatically reduces power consumption. AC231 will switch to its power-saving mode when there is no data transmission for 10 minutes, saving power and extending the hard disk’s life.

Specifications          

HDD Interface 2.5” SATA HDD
Capacities 50GB/ 750GB/ 1TB
Interface USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
Max Transfer Speed USB2.0 interface: up to 480 MbpsUSB3.0 interface: up to 5 Gbps
Read/Write Performance Read: up to 112 MB/sWrite: up to 109 MB/s
HDD Rotational Speed/ Cache 5400 RPM/ 8M
LED Dual-color LED light to indicate USB3.0/USB2.0 transmission
Power USB-powered
System Requirements USB3.0: Windows XP/Vista/7 & Linux Kernel 2.6.4 or aboveUSB2.0: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7; Mac OS X 10.4 or above; Linux Kernel 2.6.4 or above
Certifications CE; FCC; BSMI
Dimensions (L) 122 x (W) 79 x (H) 16mm
Weight 161g (with HDD)
Package Contents USB3.0 Cable; Quick Guide

 

About Apacer
Apacer Technology Inc. offers a wide range of industrial SSD, digital consumer products and memory modules. Together with its broad R&D, design, manufacturing, and marketing strengths, it has become a leading global manufacturer in the industry. Since its establishment, Apacer has always followed its promise, “Access the best,” to produce reliable, innovative products and services. Apacer supplies customers with high performance, reliable, high value memory modules and flash memory via a marketing network that stretches across worldwide distributors, product manufacturing facilities, and retail consumers. Apacer provides innovative, state-of-the-art digital storage products to store, record, and share the digital information crucial to their work and essential to their daily lives.

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