Can’t wait to get the faster, theoretical 4.8 Gbps data transfer speeds in your laptop promised by USB 3.0? Seagate is happy to help get you there with the BlackArmor PS 110 Upgrade Kit. The $179.99 package includes a portable Seagate USB drive with 500 GB of storage with included data backup software for Windows computers. A certified USB 3.0 cable tags along as does a unique way to “upgrade” your laptop to USB 3.0. The company estimates the actual throughput to be three times faster than a USB 2.0 solution.
Since we can’t all just rip open our notebooks and swap out USB interfaces, Seagate’s upgrade kit provides a PC Card adapter with a USB 3.0 port. That means this solution is fairly limited since only laptops with PC Card slots can take advantage of it, but if you’ve got one, this upgrade kit will work as advertised. I’d call this one for the early adapter crowd, but ironically I’d estimate that most early adopters have moved beyond PC Card slots by now.