LaCie has doubled the storage capacity of its extra-resilient Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series external hard drives. They now offer two terabytes of storage that you can drop or carelessly toss about for $300.
When it comes to prolonging the life of your laptop, there's no easier upgrade than adding an ultra-compact USB flash drive to expand its storage capacity—particularly if it's got a small SSD on board. And a company called PKparis is now laying claim to the title of 'world's smallest USB 3.0 flash drive' with its new
It was inevitable that USB 3 flash drives would eventually catch up to their USB 2 predecessors in terms of shedding excess weight, but it's still nice to see I-O Data introducing what could be the smallest USB 3 flash drive now on the market.
ADATA is touting its new HE720 as the world's thinnest external hard drive. The company has managed to squeeze 500 GB of storage and a speedy USB 3.0 connection into a brushed metal enclosure measuring in at a mere 8.9 millimeters thick—or just over a third of an inch.
We love superlatives—and right now USB 3.0's super speed is a great one. Also nice? Anything world's smallest. That's what PQI is claiming of their newest flashdrive. But is this thing even relevant anymore?
LaCie's got their hands on what they say is the smallest current USB 3.0 flash drive—about the size of a pack of gum. (Clearly not Orbit gum!). Sizes up to 120GB, and speeds up to 260MB/s.
A curious Apple fan decided to email Steve Jobs a note asking about whether there'll be USB 3.0 support in Macs soon. This was the reply:
USB 3.0 is fast. Faster than standard 7200 RPM disks can handle. So how do you make external storage faster to better fill up the transfer pipe? By putting an SSD inside.
USB 3.0 adoption's been slow in a very chicken-and-egg way. Manufacturers don't want to increase costs without consumer interest, and there's little consumer interest without computers being able to use it. Iomega's solving the consumer half of the problem.
Seagate's BlackArmor PS110 USB3 drive kit brings USB3 to laptops without USB3. And your transfer speeds will be 3 times what they were through USB2. If you weren't excited about USB3 before, you should be.
This is so cool: Unitek's new adapter will connect any spare SATA hard drive to a PC using the 5 Gbps USB 3.0 standard. And it only costs $48. There's only one little itty bitty problem:
We have no issues with Linux, other than that vendors often overlook the platform when it comes to drivers. Luckily, The Geekess, also known as Sarah Sharp, has coded the first USB 3.0 driver for Linux. Her efforts will not only make USB 3.0 compatible with Linux when the tech hits later this month, but will also earn…
The USB 3.0 Promoters Group, which includes Intel, Microsoft, HP, TI, NEC and NXP among others, are planning to release a USB 3.0 spec in the first half of 2008. It will increase transfer speeds beyond USB 2.0's 480 Mbps by using a second fiber-optic channel in addition to the standard copper channel. The copper will…