Items tagged with USB-3.0

When USB flash drives first came to market it was a revolution. They offered much larger storage capacity compared to floppy disks, packaged in something about the size of a person’s thumb. Suddenly, you could just save your papers, presentations, and even a smattering of photos onto a little flash drive and safely take it with you anywhere. Times have changed, obviously, with the advent of cloud-based storage solutions like Dropbox, but portable storage on a physical device is still as necessary as ever, especially when you need a substantial amount of available capacity for backup purposes.... Read more...
When USB flash drives first came to market it was a revolution. They delivered a solution that offered much larger storage capacity compared to floppy disks, packaged in something about the size of a person’s thumb. Suddenly, you could just save your papers, presentations, and even a smattering of photos onto a little flash drive and safely take it with you anywhere. Times have changed, obviously, with the advent of cloud-based storage solutions like Dropbox, but portable storage on a physical device is still as necessary as ever, especially when you need a substantial amount... Read more...
Western Digital added to its My Passport family of external hard drives today with the My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac, a pair of portable drives that sport USB 3.0 interfaces and fast read/write speeds. The devices are slim and sleek, designed to be attractive and portable, and they measure just 4.4x3.37x0.4 inches (LxWxD). WD included security features such as password protection and hardware encryption to ensure that if there’s a theft or loss, user data is safe. Top to bottom: My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac The Mac version ($119.99) ships with Time Machine... Read more...
Without physically getting bigger, the My Passport for Mac from Western Digital now enjoys greater capacity, to the tune of 2TB. Now, users can not only take advantage of the better storage space, they can also transfer files with USB 3.0 speed on the latest My Passport for Mac models. The external drives also feature password protection and hardware encryption for strong security, and the device is compatible with Time Machine, so you can easily configure it for backups. The 500GB model will run you $99.99, while the 1TB and 2TB models cost $129.99 and $199.99, respectively. All the new My Passport... Read more...
Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that make it better. For Sharkoon customers, that little thing is having USB 3.0 on the front panel of some of its desktop cases. The company announced that two of its cases, the Nightfall U3 and Rebel9 Alu U3, will both eschew front panel eSATA ports in favor of USB 3.0. The two cases are distinctly similar and feature a black brushed aluminum finish and detachable drive covers, but they have different facades and drive options. The Nightfall costs 44.90 euros (approximately $58.58 USD), and the Rebel9 chassis runs 54.90 euros (approximately $71.62... Read more...
Twenty dollars doesn’t go far these days, but it can get you an 8GB USB 3.0 flash drive from Verbatim. The company announced its Store ‘n’ Go V3 drives, which feature USB 3.0 speed, retractable connector, and backward compatibility with all previous USB iterations. The drives are compatible with both Macs and PCs and come in capacities ranging from 8GB to 64GB, with seven color options including yellow, gray, blue, red, purple, green, and orange. Buyers also get Verbatim’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. Verbatim’s New Store ‘n’ Go V3 USB 3.0 Drive Transfers... Read more...
You have to love a portable media card reader for its usefulness and portability, but today, Kingston Digital announced that it has improved on its MobileLite G3 by adding USB 3.0 support for the latest iteration. The new MobileLite G3 is of course backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and also supports SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/SDHC/SDXC, and Memory Stick Pro Duo. Although the device is compatible with most Windows and Linux OSes, USB 3.0 functionality apparently won’t work on Macs. For $17, you can take home the MobileLite G3, which is backed by a two-year warranty and free tech support. Kingston... Read more...
It’s something you bump into all the time: You’ll be testing out a nice case only to find that the front I/O panel has just USB 2.0 ports, with no USB 3.0 to be found. It seems like a smallish detail until you plug in a USB 3.0 device and find you’re limited to USB 2.0 performance. BitFenix gets it and is upgrading more of its cases to USB 3.0 (while leaving a couple of USB 2.0 ports for good measure). The BitFenix Shinobi, Shinobi Window, and Colossus Window cases will now all ship with two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. Yes, it’s a slight upgrade, but it’s a welcome... Read more...