Posts Tagged ‘USB 3.0’

Seagate Adapter Kit Unleashes the Power of USB 3.0


Seagate has released the new GoFlex drive series, and to make them more appealing, it’s offering you the chance to take full use of the USB 3.0 speeds.

USB 3.0 mighht be the next big thing in data tranfer, with speeds theoretically 3 times highr than USB 2.0, but it’s still such a new technology that Seagate couldn’t incorporate it in the new GoFlex external drives. But it’s done something almost as good. The company is now selling a smart kit that will turn any laptop’s Express Slot into a USB 3.0 port for one of its GoFlex drives.

To experience the unbelieveable speeds of USB 3.0, all you have to do is connect an adapter to the GoFlex drive, and then plug it into one of your laptop’s USB 2.0 slots. It may not be the most comfortable, or good looking solutions, but until something better comes along, it’s totally worth the advantages of the new USB 3.0 technology.


Samsung STORY USB 3.0 External HDD

Samsung Story USB 3.0

The Samsung Story external hard drive has been designed to offer high data transfer speeds using USB 3.0 technology. The device comes with different storage capacities, 1TB and 2TB and it features three energy saving modes : idle, sleep and suspend, allowing you to leave it on without thinking about the energy draw.

The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface is capable of up to 5GBps which is incredibly faster than any device using USB 2.0 that usually has an average transfer speed of 480Mbps. The Samsung Story external hard drives are now available anywhere in the world and come with 3-year warranty.

Via Techchee

PQI Will Be The First To Launch USB 3.0 Portable HDD

PQI H566 Portable HDD

PQI has unveiled the first 2.5-inch USB 3.0 portable hard drive, which can reach transfer speeds of up to 5GBps, 10 times faster than USB 2.0 .

Known as the PQI H566, the drive features Ur-Smart and Ur Fortress security software with encryption functions for classified data protection and personal data privacy. The portable HDD weighs 200g and it will be available with different storage capacities : 320GB, 500GB and 640GB.

There is no information on when it will hit the shelves or about pricing yet.

Via Techchee

Asus To Offer USB 3.0 Across A Variety Of Product Lines

USB 3.0

It is just a matter of time until the USB 3.0 will completely replace the USB 2.0. Asus realize that and they seem to be the first to offer USB 3.0 with a variety of products.

So the guys at Asus are claiming that their future notebooks, netbooks and a variety of mainboards will be equipped with USB 3.0 ports.

This is an important step for Asus in trying to populate the world with USB 3.0 devices and I hope that others will do the same.

MSI GT660 Gaming Notebook to be presented at Next Week’s CeBIT

MSI GT660 Gaming Notebook

Another product that MSI will present at next week’s CeBIT is this gaming notebook, the GT660. It will be MSI’s first device to feature USB 3.0 ports which is an advantage for the company due to the fact that there aren’t many devices that offer support for USB 3.0 on the market.

Designed to offer high-end gaming performance, the GT660 notebook is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and features 12GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M graphics and runs under Windows 7. So far there is no information about pricing or release date, but we should wait until next week’s event.

HP Delivers First USB 3.0 Laptops


USB 3.0 is the next big thing in data transfer technology right now and computer manufacturers are stepping over each other to deliver machines with built in USB 3.0 technology.

HP has apparently won the  race and managed to sell the first laptops with implemented USB 3.0 technology. The HP Envy 15 (if you opt for the ATI 5830 graphics and  quad-core i7 processor version) and the Elitebooks 8540p and 8540w have built in USB 3.0 and allow data transfers 10 times faster than before (provided you connect to another USB 3.0 device).

USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, so you’ll be able to connect to older equipment, only it won’t works as well.

via I4U

Western Digital MyBook USB 3.0

The MyBook 3.0 is an external drive from Western Digital which works up to 10 times faster  ( 5GB/s speed ) than the previous USB 2.0. It is available with two types of drives :  1TB of storage capacity with an optional kit of a USB 3.0 card and the 2TB capacity. The 1TB drive and the optional kit are available for $200, which is not so expensive. The 2TB drive’s price hasn’t been made public yet. The MyBook 3.0 is also compatible with USB 2.0 devices.

Via Gizmodo

MyBook USB 3.0

First USB 3.0 Flash Drive from PQI

The first USB 3.0 flash drive from PQI, Cool Drive U366, features a maximum bandwidth of 5GBps which is ten times faster than the bandwidth from a USB 2.0 flash drive. It also has a reading speed of 97MBps and it comes in an aluminum shell and a plastic lid. The Cool Drive U366 USB 3.0 is available in 16 Gb, 32Gb and 64Gb of storage capacities.

PQI's USB 3.0 Flash Drive

ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard – USB 3.0 Support

I know it’s hard for you to plug in an USB 3.0 device because these days, most of the platforms are using the 2.0 version.But thanks to ASUS’ brand new P6X58D Premium Motherboard,the bad dream can now end.The motherboard features support for Core i7 processor, three PCI-Express 2.0 slots,support for a maximum number of 24 GB of RAM memory,4 slots for USB 2.0 and,the most exciting part, 2 slots for USB 3.0.It is available somewhere around $300.

Via Newegg

ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard