Announcing the first USB 3.0 external hard drive, Freecom’s XS 3.0 is backwards-compatible and will work with all USB 2.0 enabled computers and notebooks, as well as forthcoming USB 3.0 models.

Announcing the first USB 3.0 external hard drive, Freecom’s XS 3.0 is backwards-compatible and will work with all USB
2.0 enabled computers and notebooks, as well as forthcoming USB 3.0
models.

Also, Freecom will also launch its USB 3.0 controller to allow
users to take full advantage of the standard’s top speeds today.
As such, USB 3.0 theoretically offers transfer speeds of up to 500 MB/s

Pricing and availability wise, Freecom’s Hard Drive XS 3.0 will be available in Europe from mid-November in
1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB capacities. Prices start at 119 EUR for 1TB.

Controller Card for desktops is 25.95 EUR and the Express Controller Card for notebooks is 29.95 EUR.