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OCZ releases USB 3.0/SSD external hard drive

OCZ seems to be leading the fight to kill the spinning hard drive as of late. After releasing the first 1TB Solid State Drive, TweakTown reports that OCZ is giving the external hard drive market a huge speed upgrade. Their newly-released Enyo line of hard drives combines the performance of USB 3.0 with the speed and reliability of solid state memory in a trim and sleek aluminum package that has the potential to really shake things up in the external hard drive market.

The Enyo boasts read speeds up to 260 MB/sec and write speeds up to 200 MB/sec. OCZ includes a handy chart on the product website to show how this translates into day-to-day data transfer activities.

No word on pricing yet, but expect it to be steep. This is a combination of two relatively new technologies, what many consumers would call bleeding-edge, and the price will likely reflect that. However, as more USB 3.0/SSD devices roll out, expect prices to behave much like other storage medium markets and drop precipitously once more manufacturers start releasing similar products. 

Images courtesy of OCZ

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