Samsung S1 and S2 external hard drives

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Electronics giant Samsung has had its fair share of hits over the years, including a fair number of cell phones that have done pretty well internationally by cramming in as many features as possible into a slim and svelte form factor, while their line of LCD TVs have wowed audiences everywhere, not to mention a wide range of electrical appliances that serve millions of homes faithfully worldwide. How about hard drives? Well, Samsung is making a splash this time round with the S2 and S1 mini portable hard drives that is meant to end up with a road warrior and not to sit down idly at the desk in your home.

First off we have the S2 external hard drive that takes in a 2.5″ hard drive, while the S1 mini is much smaller at just 1.8″, so you can tell that the latter won’t be able to store that much data while you’re on the go, although that doesn’t mean it has diminished performance. Using a USB controller inside the conventional hard drive, Samsung has managed to churn out devices with a smaller case footprint compared to its competitors, while the on-board technology will see a reduction in weight as well as power consumption, helping your notebook battery last much longer while you’re out on the road with the S1 mini/S2 connected. Nice to know Samsung has furthered green technology in both models, boasting a power savings intelligence program that monitors the drive’s use. This technology will coerce the drive into a low power “sleep mode” whenever the drive is left idle for 10 minutes or more.

You will be able to pick up the 2.5″ Samsung S2 in 160GB, 250GB, 320GB and 500GB capacities. Just in case you’re interested in a size comparison, the S2 will be 17% smaller in terms of form factor compared to the rest of its competition. As for the 1.8″ S1 mini, that model is available in 80GB, 120GB and 160GB capacities. Look out for both in the US sometime in the fourth quarter.

Source: Tech On!

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