500GB Of Storage For Movies And MJ's Swan Song

Michael Jackson fans in Europe who find their online film collections are taking up a bit too much space on their hard drives are in luck.

Samsung Electronics Co. announced today that the new Samsung S2 Portable, a transportable external hard drive, will come pre-loaded with Jackson's swan song, the movie "Michael Jackson's This Is It."

The King of Pop isn't the only extra the S2 will have. It has an increased capacity of 500 GB of storage and its data recording technology has been improved, Samsung officials say. The pre-loaded movie is to show how the drive is just perfect for people who are building digital movie collections. The drive will be available Feb. 22 in Europe. Other locations will be announced later.

Of course, the hard drive isn't only for your movie collections. It has Samsung Auto Backup, which can be scheduled or done while you wait, and a "SecretZone" that encrypts and stores data on a virtual drive. There's also "SafetyKey," which offers password protection.

"We are excited to present this movie starring Michael Jackson, the greatest entertainer of all time, pre-loaded on the Samsung S2 Portable," said H.S. Lee, Samsung Electronics' vice president for storage marketing.

The drive's release is timed to coincide with the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Jackson's film.