usb 3.0

  • iMacompanion Adds An Accessible USB 3.0 Port To Your iMac

    iMacompanion Adds An Accessible USB 3.0 Port To Your iMac

    iMacompanion already ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of their USB extender for iMacs, which brings a port to the front where it’s useful instead of hidden around back where it’s beautiful but not exactly accessible. Now, they’re going back to the crowdfunding well to fund the creation of a USB 3.0 version. This time, the campaign is on Indiegogo, and… Read More

  • Verbatim Outs A New Line Of Colorful, Speedy And Affordable USB 3.0 Flash Drives

    Verbatim Outs A New Line Of Colorful, Speedy And Affordable USB 3.0 Flash Drives

    USB 3.0 is still slowly rolling out but Verbatim has charged forward with a line of flash drives. The new line of Store ‘n’ Go V3 USB 3.0 flash drives utilize the latest USB spec for speedy transfers. Verbatim boasts that they’re twice as fast as USB 2.0 drives. Like other USB 3.0 devices, these models are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 ports although the speeds… Read More

  • The Sony MicroVault Mach Flash Drives Uses USB 3.0 For SuperSpeed Transfers

    The Sony MicroVault Mach Flash Drives Uses USB 3.0 For SuperSpeed Transfers

    Sometimes you just need a file transferred onto a flash drive quickly. Enter The Sony MicroVault Mach. These boys are fast. Some would say SuperSpeed fast. Read More

  • Lenovo Sees 2012 To Be The Year Of USB 3.0

    USB 3.0 devices have been available since late 2009. I tested several first-gen USB 3.0 external hard drives in early 2010 and the spec hit several laptop platforms a bit after that. Still, even though it’s nearly halfway through 2011 now, USB 3.0-equipped computers are rare. One Lenovo product manager expects the spec to hit the big time next year. Read More

  • PQI Takes USB 3.0 And Stuffs It Into A Tiny Flash Drive


    Need a tiny USB 3.0 flash drive? Who doesn’t, right? Well PQI’s latest is the smallest USB 3.0 yet. The Traveling Disk intelligent Drive U819V –lovely name — is fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0, but when plugged into a lovely blue USB 3.0 slot can transfer data at 5Gbps. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it will likely only cost slightly more than its lazy USB… Read More

  • Hitachi Announces First USB 3.0 External Drives, Bundled With Personal Cloud Space

    Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (which was just acquired by Western Digital) has announced the company’s first USB 3.0 external hard drives, the so-called Touro Mobile Pro Portable Drive and the Touro Desk Pro External Drive (the bigger one in the picture). What’s special about these devices is the personal cloud-based back up solution they come with. Read More

  • AMD Adds USB 3.0 To Fusion APUs

    AMD will add USB 3.0 to its AMD Fusion line of APUs. Huzzah! That makes AMD the first chipmaker to support the interface (though it’s been available in higher end motherboards from the likes of Asus and Gigabyte for about a year now). Yes, yes, Intel invented the spec, but its newfangled Thunderbolt interface seems to be getting all the love. Why would you bother with USB 3.0, then? Read More

  • Superspeed USB 3.0 Flash Card Readers Will Transfer Your Pics, Movies Superfast


    USB 3.0 is faster than USB 2.0. That’s a fact, jack. So then you might as well use that huge data pipe for the latest generations of speedy memory cards. This card reader from Brando can read data at 92.2MB/s and sequential write 62.17MB/s. Right now the retailer is only taking pre-orders with an expected April ship date, but the $25 price puts this model right in line with USB 2.0 readers. Read More

  • Super Talent Outs Affordable USB 3.0 Flash Drives

    Most motherboard manufacturers already have USB 3.0 support in their products. And while there are a few good USB 3.0 flash drives out, the majority have been expensive. Super Talent just released some new lower-priced drives that are actually affordable. “Here is a USB 3.0 drive that performs, yet stays on budget. There’s simply really no reason to buy a USB 2.0 flash drive… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 3TB Western Digital USB 3.0 Drive For $150


    I’m pretty satisfied that we live in a world where A) I can order a pizza online and B) 3TB hard drives are only $150. What more could you want? The USB 3.0 Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB drive is on sale for $150 at Best Buy — no coupon code required. Just jump over to the site and order it up with free shipping. The Best Buy price is $30 less than Newegg or Amazon. Best… Read More

  • Renesas Shows Next-Generation USB 3.0 Host Controllers

    USB 3.0 is slowly but surely finding its way into the mainstream. Today, major Japanese chip maker Renesas announced [press release in English] two “next-generation” USB 3.0 host controllers, the µPD720201 and µPD720202. Designed for use in PCs and TVs, the controllers boast “industry-leading” data transfer speeds and low power consumption. Read More

  • AMD Belittles Thunderbolt, Says It's Unnecessary

    AMD certainly would benefit from minimizing Thunderbolt. If Thunderbolt were to catch on, AMD would likely have to purchase components from chief rival, Intel. AMD says that they support USB 3.0 and that Thunderbolt’s speed would be superfluous. Read More

  • Buffalo Busts Out Four USB 3.0 Memory Sticks

    USB 3.0 is slowly but surely making its way into the mainstream. Buffalo in Japan today announced [JP] a total of four memory sticks with USB 3.0, with 8, 16, 32 and 64GB on board. The new devices only support Windows XP/Vista/7 machines though (you’ll get just USB 2.0 speed for Macs). Read More

  • The Toshiba Canvio Portable Hard Drives Does The USB 3.0 Dance


    Slowly, but surely USB 3.0 is finding its way into more portable devices with the Toshiba Canvio being one of the latest. The just-announced Canvio 3.0 line brings USB 3.0 for no additional cost, while still offering the standard pre-loaded backup software and 256-bit data encryption. Available at the standard retail outlets, the line features a 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB drive, that carry the… Read More

  • Sony Integrates USB 3.0 In Its New Flagship Vaio F Notebooks

    Sony has a new line of flagship Vaio notebooks, the F series. Announced [JP] today in Japan, one of the main selling points are the two USB 3.0 ports each of the VAIO F notebook comes with. There will be two models, the VPCF139FJ/BI and the VPCF138FJ/B, and both will hit Japanese stores on October 9. Read More

  • VIA Releases USB 3.0 Thumbdrive Controller, the VL750

    When you absolutely, positively have to have your data onto your hard drive in seconds, look to VIA and their new USB 3.0 thumbdrives. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a normal flash drive. The blue plastic is a dead giveaway but inside is VIA’s new VIA VL750 Flash Controller is backwards compatible with 2.0 ports and offers 100MB/s transfer speeds in 3.0 and 35MB/s in 2.0. Read More

  • The Kingston DT Ultimate Is A USB 3.0 Flash Drive And You Want It

    USB 3.0 is the future, kids. At least that’s what we’re to believe anyway and Kingston apparently believes that as well because the firm just outed a USB 3.0 flash drive. This hard drive on a stick comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB flavors, each capable of seeing 60Mbps write and 80Mbps read speeds. As you’d expect, these flash drives aren’t cheap, but the future rarely is. Read More

  • Samsung S2 External Hard Drives Updated With USB 3.0 Goodness


    The Samsung S2 external hard drive line just got a bit more interesting. Not only are they a bit slimmer, the latest models rock USB 3.0 connectivity and just so that extra bandwidth doesn’t go to waste, 7,200 RPM hard drives as well. The drives come loaded with some random back up and security suites. So far the line is only announced for Euroland, but chances are we’ll see them… Read More

  • iBuyPower Makes USB 3.0 A Given Right, Adds It Across The Entire Desktop Line

    Shopping for a new desktop? You should know that iBuyPower now offers USB 3.0 on all their desktops. Awesome, right? Now, which manufacturer will follow suit first? Dell? HP? Apple? (probably not Apple) At least there’s one now, though. Hopefully it will start becoming standard by year’s end. Read More

  • Thermaltake BlacX 5G is a USB 3.0 HDD docking station

    Thermaltake’s latest hard drive docking station might look like the previous model, but around back is the blue-color USB 3.0 port. That means users can slap a hard drive into the dock and transfer files with speeds up to 5Gpbs. Amazing. Read More