Items tagged with USB 3.0

Ah, there we go. LaCie is one the big innovators in the hard drive space, which is an area where few companies go out of their way to add style and design to otherwise bland storage solutions. So we figured it was just a matter of time before the company matched offerings by rivals and added USB 3.0 across the board. We're still waiting for the "across the board" part, but at least one of the company's new drives are adding support for the latest generation of USB. The new LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 looks exactly like the older version, with an iconic orange rubber housing protecting it from bumps and drops. Unlike the old one, this drive promises speeds of up to 110MB/sec, and if you need a way to... Read more...
There's no question that USB 3.0 is a godsend for those transferring huge amounts of data on a regular basis, but what about individuals with machines that lack the protocol? Rather than buying a new machine (a notebook, in this case), PhotoFast are giving users a better and more affordable option: the new GM3000EX ExpressCard.For notebook owners who have yet to find a reason to utilize their ExpressCard slot, this is a solid option. Slip in the card, connect a USB 3.0 hard drive with the bundled USB 3.0 cable, and suddenly you've got USB 3.0 transfer rates on your existing laptop. No price or release is given, but it should hit the market soon.Taipei, Taiwan. Apr. 12th 2010 – PhotoFast Global... Read more...
Intel never really has been one to sit in the back while someone else takes charge, and while that has generally only applied to the CPU world, now Intel is getting their feet into all sorts of other ventures. Look at Light Peak: ten years ago, no one would've expected for Intel to develop their own transmission protocol, but now, it's a forthcoming reality.We had heard before that Light Peak, a fiber-based transfer solution that could reach insane speeds, may ship as early as 2010, and now we're beginning to hear what Intel has planned. Kevin Kahn, an Intel senior fellow, stated at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing this week that Light Peak won't ship in partner devices until next year... Read more...
Asus has been a huge fan of USB 3.0, and they have definitely supported the protocol on a few Eee PC machines and motherboards early on. We personally think everyone should be shifting to USB 3.0 as soon as possible, and it's tough to swallow any new PCs with "just" USB 2.0. Now, Asus is making a challenge to every other company out there: shift to USB 3.0, or get left behind. Asus was the first major company to include USB 3.0 on a mainboard, and the company has a huge lineup of USB 3.0 motherboards on the horizon. They are also promising to include it on a number of upcoming Eee PC netbooks (1018, 1015 and 1016), the N Series of notebooks and the Eee Box 1510U and Eee Box 1210U. Having USB... Read more...
Asus has another addition for its Rampage line of high-end motherboards. This time around it's the Rampage III Extreme, otherwise known as the Rampage III "All That + Back Of Chips." It's not as if the company's Rampage II Extreme was exactly lacking in features, but here we have the Rampage III with a few goodies the Rampage II didn't carry. Specifically, the Rampage III carries four PCIe 2.0 slots (configurable in combinations of x16/x16 down to four x8 lanes), a total of nine SATA ports, two of which are 6G-compatible, eight fan headers, two USB 3.0 ports, and it comes with full versions of 3DMark Vantage and Kaspersky antivirus. That's one more PCIe slot, two more SATA ports, and two USB... Read more...
Super Talent introduced a new USB 3.0 SuperCrypt drive that offers AES hardware encryption and high performance. The new drive is available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB and supports USB 3.0 speeds of up to 240MB/s. For encryption, Super Talent offers two options, both of which include the STT encryption utility for password control. The SuperCrypt drive offers 128-bit ECB encryption, while the SuperCrypt Pro features 256-bit XTS encryption. The USB 3.0 SuperCrypt drive will be available sometime this month. Super Talent Introduces Encrypted USB 3.0 SuperCrypt Drive The USB 3.0 Flash Drive that Delivers Secure Performance in Capacities up to 256GB San Jose, California - March... Read more...
USB 3.0 is continuing to flourish in a big way, and while it's not unexpected to see the big names (Seagate, Western Digital, etc.) pick up the protocol, you know things are really starting to heat up when the smaller ones do as well. Walton Chaintech has just introduced what they call the "smallest USB 3.0 device in the world," with that device being the Apogee-branded Astro Drive Series A101. The red and silver pendant is the smallest USB 3.0 thumb drive available for purchase, boasting maximum read speeds of 186MB/sec and write speeds of 130MB/sec. It's available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, and while we aren't quite sure what they mean by it, the company makes clear that this is "more... Read more...
Just a few years ago, tech-related trade shows meant hard drive after hard drive announcement. Today, it's SSD after SSD announcement. OCZ Technology, a mainstay in the flash storage industry, has chosen Germany's CeBIT trade show to reveal their first USB 3.0 portable SSD. The Enyo USB 3.0 is an external drive that houses an SSD and connects to PCs via the new SuperSpeed USB protocol; OCZ promises that this drive will deliver 10x faster transfers than USB 2.0 SSDs, but few other details are being provided. We suspect OCZ is just using CeBIT to tease this drive before it's officially ready for production, but hopefully the transfer rates, prices, capacities and ship dates will follow shortly.OCZ... Read more...
If there were ever an underserved market in the PC industry, it's the HTPC niche. We understand that this market is exceptionally tiny when compared to the desktop or notebook landscape, but it's still one that is becoming all the more important with the shift in content distribution from conventional Pay-TV providers to Internet delivery and OTA broadcasts. One could easily replace their existing cable subscription with a fully-equipped HTPC, and if you toss in a Netflix account, you'd really be set.MSI has today revealed their newest HTPC-centric motherboard, and contrary to what you may expect, it actually supports AMD processors. The new 890GXM-G65 utilizes the AMD 890GX chipset and supports... Read more...
SuperSpeed USB is finally here, and while it's not going anywhere fast, it's also not exploding into the market place at a rapid pace. As with any brand new technology, it takes awhile for companies and consumers to let go of what's familiar and embrace something different, particularly when there are incompatibilities involved.USB 3.0 is a fantastic upgrade to a globally famous standard, and while USB 2.0 products will work with USB 3.0 sockets at the slower speed, users will need actual USB 3.0 ports in order to make the most of any external hard drive or other USB 3.0 peripheral that they may purchase over the next few months and years. Belkin, which knows a thing or two about making accessories,... Read more...
With the announcement that certain configurations of its Envy 15 laptops will come with the new USB 3.0 spec, HP is now one of the first computer companies to offer the fast new technology on its machines. Although USB 3.0 has been talked about for quite some time, it hasn't been a reality for that long. As you may recall, USB 3.0 promises speeds that are more than ten times as fast as USB 2.0. To put this another way, USB 3.0 offers speeds up to 5Gbps, compared to USB 2.0’s 480Mbps. With these types of speed increases, transferring files (especially large video files) will be completed much more quickly—1GB of data can be transferred in 3.3 seconds, compared to at least 33 seconds with USB 2.0.... Read more...
Super Talent actually released its original RAIDDrive nearly a year ago, but with USB 3.0 on the rise, it hasn't waste any time in transforming the popular device into once that can now take advantage of the faster version of the USB protocol. This week, the company said that it had started to ship the USB 3.0 RAIDDrive in volume, with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB versions available. It's fully compatible with USB 2.0, but if you've got a USB 3.0 PCI-Express card or ExpressCard, you'll see transfer rates of around 10x faster. There's not a set price yet, but we bet it'll be released soon as they make their way to retail outlets. Super Talent Announces Volume Shipment of Highly Anticipated USB 3.0 RAIDDriveTM... Read more...
OCZ Technology Showcases Cutting-Edge SSD Technology and other Leading Solutions at CES 2010 San Jose, Calif. - January 6, 2010 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and flash-based storage as an alternative to hard disk drives, plans to unveil an array of next generation solid state drives (SSDs) along with other premium hardware at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. With its finger on the pulse of emerging and booming markets, OCZ’s impending line of SSDs are designed to optimize entire businesses as well as the computing experiences of everyday consumers. “This CES we continue to build... Read more...
If there's one thing that's getting massive amounts of attention here at CES, it's 3D. If there's another, it's USB 3.0. VIA, the company responsible for powering all sorts of lower-end computers, has just launched the world's first USB 3.0 hub controller. What's the big deal? The VL810 SuperSpeed USB hub controller enables a single USB port to be used by up to four high-bandwidth USB 3.0 devices at the same time, which is a huge boon for smaller machines that will eventually need to link up with multiple USB peripherals. One upstream port and four downstream ports support not just SuperSpeed transfer, but are also backwards compatible with previous USB specifications and offer support for Hi-Speed... Read more...
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