The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas always dazzles with an assortment of cutting-edge products and cool technologies, but one announcement that caught my eye this morning, while not earthshaking, does portend good things for data transfer in insurance and other businesses.

At CES, Seagate unveiled the BlackArmor PS110 USB 3.0 portable external hard drive performance kit for notebook computers. This all-in-one USB 3.0 toolkit packages a 500GB 7200RPM 2.5–inch portable hard drive, power cable and PC express card, to deliver data transfer speeds up to three-times faster than its USB 2.0 predecessor, making it “one of the fastest portable hard drives available,” the company said.

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