Philips launches SPD5130 1TB hard drive with fast eSATA interface

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Philips SPD5130 1 terabyte 1 TB eSATA USB external hard drive

Philips has announced the availability of its SPD5130 hard drive, boasting a massive one terabyte of storage and able to connect to a computer using either USB 2.0 or the new eSATA interface.

eSATA is around six times faster than USB 2.0, which obviously means data can be transferred much more quickly between disc and computer. Without wanting to sound like a cliché, in today’s digital world, backing up important photos, videos, music, and other large files is essential. Philips’ hard drive has the capacity and speed to make that relatively pain free.

The drive features an extra-thick outer shell, which minimises noise, and it also comes with a heat control system to regulate the drive’s built-in fan. The aluminium casing protects data from excess temperatures, and it even has suspension to insulate the drive from shocks.

The drive will start and shut down with the computer it’s attached to. It has a one-click backup button to safeguard data, and a safe shutdown button to help prevent data loss.

It’s available now priced £299.99.


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