• eSATA is faster than USB 3.0 — at least right now

    Most hardware manufacturers are finally rolling out USB 3.0 devices. We’ve seen motherboards, hubs, hard drives, and notebooks all rocking the new and improved USB standard. It’s clearly the future of USB with backwards compatibility, dramatically faster speeds and full-duplex data transfers. That’s great, but it’s still not faster than eSATA right now. Read More

  • NewerTech announces world's first quad interface SATA dock

    Meet the Voyager from NewerTech, nerds. It’s the first quad interface SATA docking station that supports USB 2.0, eSATA and FireWire 400 and 800. The hot-swappable station takes 2.5- and 3.5-inch drives and plays nice with both Mac and Windows machines. The push button drive eject makes the Voyager even more desirable because solme of you are prone to premature ejection on… Read More

  • USB Superdock: ESATA, 2-port hub, card reader

    Here’s a new multi-function dock from Brando that handles SATA hard drives, has a built-in card reader (SD, MiniSD, CompactFlash, MicroSD, Memory Stick), and functions as a 2-port USB hub. It’s a little on the pricey side at $79.00, but that’s largely due to the $25 shipping charge since it’s coming from Hong Kong. Looks pretty good, especially if you need to swap out… Read More

  • OWC Solves Your USB2+eSATA Portable Drive Problems

    OWC announced the Mercury On-The-Go USB2+eSATA Portable Drive today, so you better line up and grab one. The 2.5-inch drive easily connects to your Mac/PC via USB and USB 2.0 or through the eSATA port connection, which is way faster, but you know that. The drive is ensconced in an impact resistant acrylic enclosure that also incorporates a shock-isolation technology that keeps it… Read More