Posts Tagged ‘USB 3.0’
  • Conflicts of interest? Intel delays USB 3.0 chipsets until 2012, giving Light Peak a better chance?
    by Mike
    Posted June 3rd, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    It's no secret that Intel's been dragging their feet with USB 3.0. They're been relatively quiet on the subject, showing very little if any enthusiasm. With that, Intel has pushed back several release dates for USB 3.0 compatible chipsets in the last couple of years, angering many hardware vendors in the process. Without Intel's help in pushing forward a standard, 3rd party vendors are left to come up with their own. But it's not getting any better. Intel announced this week that they are...
  • Apple developing some sort of mini DisplayPort/USB 3.0 hybrid?
    by Mike
    Posted April 8th, 2010 at 11:21 am
    Think the world is chock full of too many adapters, connectors, and proprietary crap already? Fear not, Apple may have another one in the works for us. A recent patent filing showing a new Mac desktop (non-Pro model) featuring a more rounded shape and smaller footprint. But the real interesting part is the hybrid DisplayPort/USB 3.0 connector. Now, I could be misinterpreting this, but if it is in fact a new connector that is unique to Apple -- Why? Why unleash yet another connector that...
  • ASMedia shows off USB 3.0 that actually moves 10x faster than USB 2.0
    by Mike
    Posted April 2nd, 2010 at 11:04 am
    I don't know about you, but when I saw the reviews for the first few USB 3.0 hardware, I was pretty disappointed. Sure, 2-3x faster than current hardware isn't anything to scoff at. But both specs still are falling far short of their claimed maximums. Thankfully, progress is being made. This past week at the Taipei USB Developers Conference, ASMedia smashed through the pack of current "slow" early USB 3.0 hardware with their ASM1051 SATA 3 to USB 3.0 controller. Compared to older USB 2.0 ...
  • USB 3.0 external drive enclosure by Century turns any 2.5″ hard drive/SSD into a “Super Speed” drive on the cheap.
    by Mike
    Posted March 29th, 2010 at 9:15 am
    I'm not exactly a "pack rat" per say. But if you stopped by my house and took a peek inside my desk drawers, you'd final all kinds of miscellaneous computer parts, cords, and adapters. I've amassed quite the collection. Naturally, upgrading a computer here and there will result in a few extra hard drives. In the case of upgrading laptop hard drives more than is usual, I have a couple collecting dust. Why not put them to good use? Normally when I want something off of a hard drive that'...
  • USB 3.0 PCIe upgrade comes in cheap for those who like pure, blinding speed.
    by Mike
    Posted February 11th, 2010 at 4:57 am
    Disappointed that brand new computer you purchased doesn't have the latest and greatest in terms of USB speed? Simple solution: make it fast. The GH-UIPE302 PCIe USB 3.0 card is a rather inexpensive upgrade option for PC enthusiasts who want to get on the USB 3.0 bandwagon a little early. Can't say I blame them though. While USB 2.0 used to seem fast back in the day, things such as lossless music files, 10 megapixel+ images stored in RAW, and HD movies have shown us everything USB 2.0 isn't...
  • WD jumps on the USB 3.0 bandwaggon with MyBook 3.0.
    by Mike
    Posted January 21st, 2010 at 9:08 am
    Tired of waiting around for USB 3.0 external drives to hit the scene? Me too. Well, I was until I stumbled across Western Digital's new MyBook 3.0 external hard drive. The 3.0 addition to the name of course highlights the migration from USB 2.0 to 3.0 internals meaning these new drives will whisk away your precious files at up to 5 Gbps. If you're keeping note, that's roughly 10 times more than your standard USB 2.0 drive. But the drive itself isn't everything as you need the appropriat...
  • Super Talent releases worlds’s first USB 3.0 flash drive
    by Mike
    Posted November 4th, 2009 at 8:09 am
    Speed. Pure blinding speed. That's what Super Talent is dishing out with their "Super Talent RAIDDrive" USB 3.0 flash drive. Instead of crawling along at USB 2.0's pathetic excuse for speed, the RAIDDrive will effectively shuttle your 1's and 0's back and forth before you even know what's happening. According to Super Talent, the drive will run at a brisk 200MB/s (with a legacy driver). If using a newer, A UASP driver (USB Attached SCSI) driver, end users will be able to achieve up to 320...
  • Upcoming 1st gen USB 3.0 hard drives a little lacking in the speed department
    by Mike
    Posted September 28th, 2009 at 7:22 am
    Looking forward to pick up a few of the 1st USB 3.0 compatible hard drives and start living life in the fast lane? If so, you may want to hold off a tad as initial reports on 1st gen USB 3.0 hard drives from Buffalo and Freecom are anything but exciting. In fact it's pretty underwhelming. The new drives in question: the DriveStation HD-HXU3 from Buffalo and the XS 3.0 (pictured above) made by Freecom are anything but "Super Speedy". With the Buffalo and Freecom drives reported to hum along...
  • Dual-Interface 64GB Kanguru Flash drive does the USB/eSATA tango
    by Mike
    Posted September 4th, 2009 at 6:47 am
    Do you have the need for speed? Do you need a flash drive that is small and offers up copious amounts of storage? If so, why not take a gander at Kanguru's 64GB dual-interface flash drive. The nifty feature of this flash drive isn't necessarily the size (as more 64GB flash drives are becoming commonplace) but the dual-interface design with a USB 2.0 and eSATA connection ensuring you have the fastest speeds wherever you decide to hook up. With USB 3.0 around the corner, sadly this drive wil...
  • USB 3.0 capable of more - 25Gbps capable ceiling obtainable!
    by Mike
    Posted May 22nd, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    USB 2.0 while fast in its day is simply no match for the size and quantity of files people are now swapping in the more technology saturated world in which we live in today. USB 3.0 thankfully is their knight in shining armour if you will as it will bring a much greater bandwidth max ushering in true high-speed transfers able to cope with large files such as HD movies and lossless music among other types. At the USB 3.0 Developers Conference that was held May 20 to 21, 2009, in Tokyo, Japan,...
  • NEC announces first USB 3.0 controller
    by Mike
    Posted May 19th, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    Speed demons and multimedia hounds who currently waste vast amounts of time waiting for data to transfer to and fro between USB 2.0 devices will soon have a much faster method. While the USB 3.0 specs were finalized a distant 6 months ago, any actual hardware to support the new specs were still MIA, that was until now. Thanks to NEC and their µPD720200 USB 3.0 controller chip that will support speeds of up to 5Gbps, transfer times will be drastically reduced as it will soon be making its wa...
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