Looks like for now its either a buyer gets an option of either grabbing a USB 2.0 with all the softwares (image backup, auto-sync, encryption tool and even portable internet security software) or a basic 3.0 device, unless its a premium price. A-Data guys sent me the following press release.
CHENNAI / BANGALORE / MUMBAI, India – January 19, 2010: Inspan Infotech has announced the availability of Classic Series CH94 2.5″ Portable Hard Disk Drive USP from A-DATA.
The A-Data USB 2.0 CH94 500GB Portable Hard Disk Drive is as sleek as 130.6 x 86.8 x 14.5mm (L x W x H) weighing 172g. The drive is available in colors like black, white, pink and aqua blue. This product is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X 10.4 and Linux KERNEL 2.4.
The drive is also bundled with following features:
- The OStoGO tool assists you by converting your Microsoft Windows 7 Installation DVD to ADATA portable storage devices, providing you the convenience of being able to quickly install Windows 7 via USB Booting without the need for an optical drive.
- The powerful HDDtoGo tool synchronizes data, e-mails and your Favorites, affording you true mobility.
- Norton Internet Security 2010 (60-day trial) safeguards your data from viruses and other harmful processes. Registering you’re a-DATA product online gives you this protection for free.
A-DATA CH94 2.5″ Portable Hard Disk Drive USP is priced at an MRP of Rs. 3990/-. This portable hard disk carries a warranty of 3 years.