The original Samsung S2 has gathered attention in the blogosphere for being the first native USB hard drive on the market. That implies the traditional on-board SATA interface is replaced by USB. This results in a smaller chassis as you no longer have to make room for the SATA-to-USB bridge. At the same time, the drive likely performs faster without going through said controller.
Now, Samsung comes up with USB 3.0 version of the S2 Portable Drives. They only come in 320GB and 640GB with spindle rate at 7200-rpm to leverage the full potential of SuperSpeed USB
. These drives as with other 2.5" internal counterparts are equipped with noise reduction technology. If they break new speed record, we don't mind a little noise. The S2 Portable 3.0 is also loaded with Auto Backup, SecretZone and SafeyKey, the functions of which should be pretty self-explanatory. Expect both models to hit Europe first and then first of the world at a later date.