Plextor launches shock-proof portable HDDs with silicon skin and 160GB NAS drive

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Brussels, 29th of March 2006 – Plextor today launches its first shock-proof portable hard disk drives created for the rough and tumble of modern life. In 80 and 120GB capacities, the silver lightweight PX-SP08U & PX-SP12U drives are designed to withstand the inevitable knocks and bumps of normal use that can seriously affect more fragile units. They come with a silicon skin and a handy carrying pouch to protect the chassis from shocks and scratches.


In addition, Plextor is adding a 160GB capacity drive to its popular professional Network-Attached Storage (NAS) unit. The PX-EH16L has all the useful features of its 250/400GB brothers, but is more affordable for small businesses and professional home users.


„Our new shock-proof drives are tough. As they are portable, they have to be robust to withstand the knocks of everyday use. The silicon skin protects the unit. “ comments Rudy de Meirsman, Sales & Marketing Manager of Plextor Europe.

Demand for portable storage is strong and consumers are requiring not just higher capacities, but stylish looks and more practical chassis protection. Plextor’s new unit is designed to tick all these boxes. With it’s high speed USB2.0 bus-powered connectivity, matt silver chassis and compact size (12.5mm high and 170g weight) it is very desirable. Add in the removable silicon skin, black carrying pouch and password protection (via PlexTools Professional HDD software) it becomes even more practical.

PX-EH16L, 160GB professional NAS drive

Plextor has overcome the problem of small business networks requiring extra storage and back up: a convenient 160GB NAS device that comes equipped with extra features. Importantly, the fan-less drive operates silently for minimum intrusion in an office environment. The noise reduction is achieved by the heat-release aluminum case and the convection cooling design which needs no fan installed.

As well as providing instant shared storage across the network, the PX-EH16L includes: a print server that can share a printer over the network when connected to it via USB; and an automated backup scheduler from the NAS to a USB-connected external HDD of the same capacity.
Additionally, the Professional Network HDD is both secure and flexible: it includes a high security feature so that the administrator can limit access to certain folders; and it can be configured as a dedicated FTP server.

Availability and Warranty

The new products will be available from April 2006 from the network of Plextor dealers.

They are covered by Plextor’s Fast Warranty Service (2-year warranty in the EU, Norway and Switzerland (Collect & Return); 1 year in other countries). This market-leading service guarantees to have a fully operational drive back to the customer within five working days – free of charge.