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.

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Belkin’s USB 3.0 products 3x faster than USB 2.0, 10x more expensive

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If your the guy who has to have the latest, fastest, and most up to date technologies, then Belkin’s SuperSpeed USB 3.0 peripherals may be for you. The price is steep, at $40 for a USB 3.0 cable measuring only 4 feet, but you can expect transfer speeds “three times faster than USB 2.0,” if you have any USB 3.0 devices to begin with.

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USB 3.0 Ports Added to HP Envy Laptops

USB 3.0 Ports Added to HP Envy Laptops

This has been a long time coming, since we have all been using the USB 2.0 standard for a very long while now. It’s about time that we get a suitable bump in speed to go along with our higher quality video and larger file sizes. And so, USB 3.0 is finally making its way […]

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USB 3.0 To Arrive in 2009, Should We Care?

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I don’t know about you, but I’m much more interested in wireless USB technology than I am in the faster throughput promised by USB 3.0. The current word is that the USB 3.0 standard will get pushed into the marketplace sometime in 2009, slowly phasing out the USB 2.0 standard that we are using today. […]

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High-Speed USB 3.0 Spec Expected For First Half 2008

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We’ve been stuck with the USB 2.0 standard for quite some time now, so just as every other standard gets upgrades, so will it. According to the USB 3.0 Promoters Group, the new specification should be ready during the first half of 2008 with USB 3.0 devices getting developed and released shortly thereafter. Among the […]

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Daisy chaining USB 3.0 drives

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Visionaries wait for technology to catch up to them. Such is the case with Memory Infinite, a link drive that has a male plug at one end and a female plug at the other end, allowing you to hook up a presumably infinite number of USB drives and expand your memory in an infinite direction. […]

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This PQI USB Flash Drive Pushes Data at 5Gbps

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I’ve got some good news and some bad news for all the heavy file pushers in the audience. According to the official specs, USB 2.0 was intended to push data as fast as 240Mbps, but they were able to move this to 480Mbps with a little tweaking. Well, the good news is that this barrier […]

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Memdrive USB Memory Stick data speed nearly exhausts USB 2.0 standard

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News from the CeBIT floor is pouring in now, and here’s another tidbit for you to chew on. USB memory sticks have become incredibly popular, not only for their ultra portability, but also their reasonably fast transfer rates. Well, Memory Solutions has unleashed its Memdrive Premium edition thumb drives that are capable of reading data […]

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iRiver H300 Series With USB OTG

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iRiver today announced the H300 series portable photo and music player to the Japanese market. The H300 will be available in a 20GB H320 and 40GB H340 versions with USB 2.0 connectivity. This device seperates itself from many other mass storage devices on the market, iRiver added USB On-The-Go, or USB OTG. This allows USB […]

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USB 802.11b pen drive unveiled

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By Chinmei Sung, DigiTimes.com – “Fi Win, a subsidiary of First International Computer (FIC), recently launched a USB-interface pen drive with 128MB of memory. The device, featuring Intersil’s Prism 3.0 chipset solution, supports USB universal plug & play and interoperability with co-existence and auto-switching between WLAN and flash memory (patent held by Fi-Win), the company […]

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Sotec to Launch Sales of Windows CE 3.0 Pen PC Before 2002

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Sotec Co., Ltd. is exhibiting at the World PCExpo 2001 its new pen-input computer, the “A-1,” installed with the Windows CE 3.0 operating system. It is slated to be on the market by the end of the year. Usage of computers with pens, or styluses, to input data is more usually associated with business users, […]

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Gigabyte Booktop T1125 netvertible tablet-netbook with docking bay

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It’s almost as if Gigabyte has devised a product for the most indecisive person on the planet. Maybe you want the portability of a notebook, the touchscreen of a tablet and the comfort of a desktop. If all of the above apply, maybe you want the Gigabyte Booktop T1125.

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Marvell’s 1.5GHz tri-core processor for tablets and smartphones

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Marvell appears to have made the first tri-core mobile processor. These tri-core system-on-a-chip solutions will be clocked at an astounding 1.5GHz. We’re hearing about dual-core chips from Qualcomm that do that now, but not tri-core. Marvell says these chips are designed for “ultra-low power, long battery life smartphones and tablets.” Really? Adding in another core […]

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Addonics’ five drive redundant RAID enclosure is ultra-compact, uses 2.5″ drives

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Most RAID boxes out there use 3.5-inch drives, the 2.5-inch drive models which are typically used in notebooks, netbooks and portable harddrives don’t get used beyond that. There are some dual 2.5-inch RAID enclosures out there, but none can claim to the five drive capacity that Addonics’ latest Compact RAID enclosure supports

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Asus claims sustainable 100% recyclable bamboo laptops

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We make a lot of electronic waste these days; upgrading our TVs, cell phones, and notebooks every couple of years. That can’t be good for the environment; to help alleviate some of these concerns Asus has announced a new line of laptops that are 100% recyclable.

How did they do this? Well, it seems that the new Asus Ux3 series notebooks (which are based on the Ux5) have been outfitted with a chassis that is completely made of bamboo. The much more sustainable wood is easily sourced and easily recycled.

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