The Good The Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0 has fast throughput speeds, a large capacity, and a portable and sleek design at an affordable price. The bus-powered device is backward compatible with USB 2.0 and comes bundled with backup software and a generous five-year warranty.
The Bad Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0 doesn't have FireWire or eSATA connections, and the included backup software only works with PCs.
The Bottom Line The Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0 is a well-designed external hard drive that is fast, portable, and future-proof.
|Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0||Samsung SSD 850 Evo||Seagate Backup Plus/Slim portable drive||Seagate Expansion Portable Drive||Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim Portable External Hard Drive|
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Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0
The Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 is the first USB 3.0 external hard drive we've reviewed and it proved itself to be an excellent storage device. The drive is bus-powered and works with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connections. Externally, the Black Armor PS110 USB 3.0 looks the same as the USB 2.0-based BlackArmor PS110--that is to say it's very sleek and portable. The only difference is its USB 3.0 Mini-USB port on its back. On the inside, the new BlackArmor PS110 USB 3.0 has a 7,200rpm hard drive (as opposed to a 5,400rpm drive in the USB 2.0 version).
Regardless of whether your computer has USB 3.0 built-in, the Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0 is worth its $180 price tag, which is just slightly more expensive than the USB 2.0 version. As a bonus, it comes with an add-in USB 3.0 PC card for laptop users.
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