103MB/sec claimed with PQI TurboHDD USB 3.0 portable hard drive

103MB/sec claimed with PQI TurboHDD USB 3.0 portable hard drive

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USB 4.0 anyone? Not just yet, but it seems that Computex is glowing with USB 3.0 gear. And the PQI USB 3.0 HDD H566 is one of them; a portable hard drive with the new standard boosted with TurboHDD USB technology, claiming a 103MB/sec read speed and 92MB/sec write speed.

Platter drives still aren’t quite up to par with USB 3.0 external solid state drives — the Kingston Hyper X external SSD for example pushes a theoretical 200MB/sec — but still a heft improvement over USB 2.0.   PQI says their TurboHDD USB technology is going to give us a 53% performance boost when comparing their USB 3.0 drive to competitors.  Sure PQI, drop us down a unit and we’ll let you know how that pans out.  Until then, we can look forward to an H566 in your flavors of 320GB, 500GB, or 640GB bundled with “UR-Foretress” and UR-Smart software.

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