ASUS adds stylish Lamborghini models to external HDD line
By Paul Ridden
February 1, 2011
If the storage capacity on your Lamborghini VX6 or VX7 notebook is getting low or you're looking to back up your data and need a suitably stylish external HDD, ASUS has the answer. The sportscar branding and dangerous curves of the Lamborghini External HDD aren't just for show, the new drives come with the option of USB 3.0 data transfer speeds and up to 7200RPM spin speeds.
The Windows compatible Lamborghini External HDD comes in either a USB 2.0, 500GB or 750GB version, with the 2.5-inch HDD platters spinning at 5400RPM or a 750GB USB 3.0 flavor which spins at 7200RPM. SuperSpeed USB offers data transfer speeds up to ten times faster than its Hi-Speed cousin. Whichever of the configurations you opt for, the stylish storage solution is offered in a choice of either black or white.
The 5.33 x 3.13 x 0.7-inch (135.6 x 79.7 x 18mm) drives also come shipped with the FlexSave file management that's said to offer a clean user interface with a capacity indicator bar, an energy-efficient idle mode and one-click auto backup functionality.
At the time of writing, ASUS told us that pricing information is only available for the USB 2.0 versions of the storage solution – the 500GB capacity carries a suggested retail of US$119 and the 750GB is priced at US$139. As soon as we find out when they'll hit the U.S. market, and when the USB 3.0 flavor gets priced, we'll let you know.