SanDisk’s just announced an updated version of its Ultra Fit USB 3.0 flash drive that now comes with 128GB of storage, somehow hidden inside a tiny form factor that’s barely larger than the USB connector hanging off the other end.
For every ten steps forward that Apple's designers make in terms of improved usability for the company's products, they still always manage to take a couple steps back. The world may never fully know why the USB ports are hidden away out-of-reach on the back of an iMac, but companies like Satechi are working hard to…
Thunderbolt has arrived on the PC after being exclusive to the Macintosh platform for more than a year. With its promise of 10Gb/s‑per‑channel throughput, what self-respecting power user wouldn't opt for a Thunderbolt-based external backup solution? Well, before you get too excited, let's compare T-bolt…
USB data transfer is about to get a hell of a lot faster. The USB Promoter Group is rolling out SuperSpeed USB, a supplement to USB 3.0 due out later this year that should surge your speeds two-fold.
Charging via USB is something we all take increasingly for granted; hell, it's become so ubiquitous you can have USB ports alongside your wall outlets. So it bodes well for a future ruled by USB charging that the powers-that-be have decided that the connection should be able to supply a whole 100 watts of power—enough…
USB thumb drives that are bigger than my hard drive circa 2001 are great. Waiting 5, 10, 15 minutes for the files to move to that USB 2.0 drive isn't so great. Now that USB 3.0 is becoming a common thing in laptops and devices, we can finally get faster flash drives as well.
During his keynote address at IDF this morning, Intel vice president and Kangol enthusiast Mooly Eden confirmed that the revolutionary Thunderbolt I/O technology will be making the jump from Macs to PCs when as-of-yet unidentified Asus and Acer models ship in the first half of 2012.
When Apple added Thunderbolt to their computers, many assumed that Apple's support for USB 3.0 hit the back burner. Not entirely true. According to VR-Zone, Apple's still looking to add USB 3.0 to their products and may even do it before Intel does it.
The thumb drive you see in this video is thicker than the opposable digit of an infant—and yet it can hold up to 2TB of data.
The Seagate GoFlex portable hard drive has the amenities you'd expect for its price range. 500GB. USB 3.0. Support for FireWire and eSATA. But what makes it stand out is that it offers full data recovery right out of the box.
Shocking as this news may be, not everybody uses a Mac (*raises hand*). For those of us not drinking the Cupertino Koolaid, here are 5 solid alternatives to the new products from today's Apple announcement.
Let's face it, Apple's computers are gorgeous. Not many manufacturer's can match them on design, but this new MSI All-in-One looks like it came from the chopping block of Jony Ive's design desk.
AMD can't have expected Intel wouldn't be snapping at its heels soon after announcing yesterday they'd be supporting USB 3.0 in two upcoming chipsets. Though AMD didn't specify a timeframe, Intel has said their Ivy Bridge silicon would debut in 2012—and told developers to work on both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 [CNET]
You may've noticed there are many laptops and PCs out there that support USB 3.0 now, but unfortunately both AMD and Intel haven't added support for the latest version in their chipsets before. This is set to change with AMD's A75 and A70M chipsets, which will be the first to be branded "Superspeed USB." Previously,…
For those of you wondering how Apple is planning on supporting next-generation high-speed data port technology for future (and current) iPads, Pods and Phones, you might have your answer. Patently Apple has unearthed a 2009 Apple patent for a Hybrid DisplayPort/USB 3.0 Adapter. And since Thunderbolt, the zippy new…
According to Digitimes—a sentence often fraught with danger—Intel's Chief River processor platform will be announced at CES in January, arrive in early 2012, and bring with it native support for USB 3.0. The Sandy Bridge successor will be based on 22nm Ivy Bridge processors. That feels so long to wait, given that the…
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.
Those of you looking to speedily dump and access large clumps of data may consider LaCie's new 2big USB 3.0 RAID storage array. The $349 box offers speeds of up to 205 MB per second, and storage up to 4TB. [LaCie]