Items tagged with USB 2.0

With Apple bringing the USB-C port so definitively into the light back on March 9, there could be no doubt that it would only be a matter of time — and not a lot of time at that — before the inevitable onslaught of USB-C compatible peripherals and accessories. In fact, the very next day in these very pages HotHardware reported on LaCie's new "Porsche Design" portable hard drive, designed for use with systems sporting the new USB-C port...and the race was on! Most computer users remain saddled with legacy non-reversible USB ports. In deference to this reality but determined to... Read more...
Do you hear that noise? That's the sound of Iomega tooting its own horn. Why, you ask? Iomega claims to be moving all of its USB 2.0 portable hard drives over to the new (and much faster) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, starting with the Iomega eGo lineup. But that isn't all. Iomega also promises that these newly spec'd drives won't cost a dime more than their slower USB 2.0 brethren. "As a market leader in external hard drive solutions, Iomega is proud to be the first to move towards an all USB 3.0 portable hard drive lineup – and at no extra price premium to our customers," said Jonathan... Read more...
Super Talent's latest flash drives are designed for USB 3.0. However, even if your computer doesn't support the latest USB standard you can still benefit from these new drives. According to the company, the latest flash drives also offer measurable performance improvements as USB 2.0 drives. The USB 3.0 flash drives are based on a quad-channel design which Super Talent has found offers the best performance the company has seen from a USB 2.0 port. Tomorrow's Technology Provides Measurable Benefits Today Super Talent USB 3.0 flash drives offer outstanding USB 2.0 Performance San Jose, California... Read more...
OCZ Technology Expands its Diverse Flash Lineup with the new Ultra-Portable Spyder USB 2.0 drive Sunnyvale, CA—June 11, 2008 —OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the latest addition to its award-winning lineup of performance flash drives with the all-new Spyder, first debuted at Computex 2008. Undertaking exciting new endeavors in the flash memory market, OCZ is all about affordable, portable, and innovative style with this super-sleek and cap-less design that offers students and professionals highly reliable... Read more...
OCZ Technology Unleashes the VBoost USB 2.0 Flash Drive Family Designed for Windows Vista ReadyBoost Sunnyvale, CA—April 30, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced an exciting new addition to its award-winning lineup of flash drives. VBoost USB 2.0 Flash Drives are optimized for Windows® Vista™ ReadyBoost™. Vista ReadyBoost enables the OCZ VBoost to double as supplemental cache memory for faster retrieval and storage of system data and applications. By providing an instant supply... Read more...
While sifting through the HotHardware mail bin, I came upon a device that I'm sure a lot of you would love to have. The Brando USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Cable, which X-Bit labs currently has for review, will allow you to connect your hard drives and CD/DVD Drives to your computer using the USB port. "If you need to quickly and easily connect a HDD or an optical device to your system, there is no need to open up the case or look for a bulky external chassis. Just get yourself one of those Brando cable adapter sets and you will be in full armor for all occasions. Let's take a closer look... Read more...
Looking to use that spare CD/DVD Rom drive you have laying, but you have no more room in your computer? It's a common problem, with an easy solution. PimpRig takes a look at the Enermax Laureate USB 2.0 Series 5.25" Optical Drive Enclosure, which aims to be a quick problem solver. "The Laureate has to have both the power cord, and the USB plugged in for it to function. The power cord measures close to 10.5', and USB cable is 6.5', which is ample length. The look is very streamlined and clean once all setup. Simply plugging in the USB to my... Read more...
ATi' s TV Wonder USB 2.0 is on the HotHardware.com Test Bench today.  Tom takes us through the ins and outs of this new little PVR nugget from the folks up in the Great White North.  TV Tuning and TiVO-like capabilities driven with ATi's Mutlimedia Center software, all over a USB 2.0 connection, just what the doctor ordered for those long winter nights?    Step inside and find out!  ... Read more...
With the advent of Personal Video Recorders or the "PVR", TV and Multimedia industries have entered a new realm of technology.  The ability to pause, rewind, and record live TV all with the click of a button is not only cool, it is extremely convenient.  Let's be honest, how often do you have the time to catch your favorite TV shows all the time, every time one is on?  The one downfall of owning a PVR up to this point, is the price.  Most PVR's will run you upwards of $300 and while the thought of having one is truly exciting, in most cases, it simply doesn't justify... Read more...
    The Plextor PlexWriter 48/24/48U External Hi-Speed USB 2.0 CD-RW Drive Speedy Burning On The Go Jay Gibson December 29, 2002 Since their debut in 1990, Plextor has been striving to make a name for themselves as one of the top-producing optical storage device manufactures in the market. Their introductions of generations of award-winning devices, has enabled them to generate an annual revenue of approximately $500 million per year, while providing some very stiff competition for their fellow combatants. As we're sure you would agree, Plextor is sort of the bellweather of... Read more...