Seagate Launches Wireless USB Portable External Hard Drive

seagate wireless usb hddMobileMag brings us news that Seagate is set to launch 4 new hard drives at the Intel Developer Forum this week, including a 2.5-inch portable, external version that features Wireless USB as the connection option of choice. Unlike the bandwidth limited Bluetooth technology, Wireless USB features a robust transfer speed of up to 480Mbps (the same as USB2.0) when the connected device is within 10 feet of the computer.

Eventually, the technology will reach speeds of 1Gbps and possibly faster. We can probably expect to see this hard drive in the 3rd quarter, as a recent announcement from the Wireless USB oversight group on Monday indicated that devices will start arriving in September of this year.

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