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

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.

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 […]

USB 3.0 To Arrive in 2009, Should We Care?

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. […]

High-Speed USB 3.0 Spec Expected For First Half 2008

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 […]

Daisy chaining USB 3.0 drives

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. […]

Anker to offer Fresh Range of USB-C Cables and Accessories for MacBook!

Be on the territory of your competitor, provide affordable solutions to their users and stand tall with innovation range of products every time – this is the little story of Anker, a company that provides premium-quality backup batteries and accessories for the buyers of MacBook. Anker, the popular accessory maker, is back- and this time, […]

This PQI USB Flash Drive Pushes Data at 5Gbps

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 […]

iRiver H300 Series With USB OTG

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 […]

USB 802.11b pen drive unveiled

By Chinmei Sung, — “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 […]

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

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, […]

Laptop Dell Inspiron 15

Dell is certainly not only the most popular brand for laptops worldwide but has also over the time become the default choice of millions of shoppers. While Dell’s premium laptops like the XPS are amazingly fast and solid performers, the Inspiron 15 7000, on the other hand, is designed for those budget-conscious buyers. Amongst all […]

Lenovo LaVie Z Series Review: Super Light, Heavily Compromised

Lenovo has always been extremely cautious when it’s about laptops. They have always tried to carve out a unique niche for themselves because of which they have experimented heavily on the various forms of laptops. As s result, they were able to introduce the Yoga which is probably one of those earlier devices that could […]

Apple Releases 15-Inch MacBook Pro 2015- Review, Release, and Features!

Weeks before the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple released the latest version of MacBook Pro that is powered with a 15-Inch screen and Retina Display. With super fast flash storage, durable battery backup, Force Touch Trackpad and power packed GPU, the new MacBook Pro is all that you need! The upgraded version of MacBook Pro […]

60% Off Pogoplug Series 4 Backup Cloud Device

When it comes to cloud storage, there are those that fully support the idea and think it’s a great way to store and access files, whereas there are just as many who avoid internet storage for the fears of privacy problems.

Fujitsu Reveals Q702 Hybrid Tablet And Lifebook Convertible Laptop

There seems to be an increasing number of devices in recent times that tout themselves as the perfect tablet experience for those that also want a laptop-like productivity experience, Windows Surface included. That being said, Fujitsu seems to do one better, creating a true hybrid tablet/laptop experience that is targeted at the business crowd, and best of all they are offering two different hybrids, the LifeBook T902 and Stylistic Q702.

Could That New Mini iPhone 5 Port Be a MagSafe Connector?

One of the ‘features’ supposedly in the iPhone 5 has had everyone talking recently, and that is the inclusion of a smaller port. While some believe this could be Apple’s move to the mini-USB standard that almost every other device on Earth uses, others say Apple will stay with a proprietary port.

Sony VAIO E 14P: May The Force Be With You

Gesture control, as you know, is not new, but it’s great when the feature is coming with a new laptop. With the new Sony VAIO 14P, the latest addition into the company’s E Series, you will be able to imagine that you are Obi-Wan Kenobi and flick through web pages, play music and adjust the volume by just waving your hands.

Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook Closest To MacBook Air Killer

This time, Series 9 notebook from Samsung has an amazing Duralumin (aircraft grade aluminum) unibody with a total thickness of just half an inch. That might just fit inside a brown paper envelope.  Samsung is setting the bar for the new ultrabook class, although Samsung doesn’t like the “ultrabook” moniker, we’ll just let it be the Samsung Series 9 notebook to make them happy.

Acer Aspire S5: World’s Thinnest Ultrabook (Hands-On Video)

It appears like CES 2012 is going to be an event mainly intended for the thinnest this and thinnest that, just like last year. The newly-unveiled Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook, which is the successor to the company’s Aspire S3, is the thinnest of its kind and it’s definitely going to turn more than a few heads at Las Vegas.

Sony Adopts XQD Flash Memory Card Format

Sony has a long history of pushing their proprietary formats for many things that otherwise (and outside of Sony) become more or less standardized. A good example of this Sony approach is their Memory Stick format that has irked quite a large number of Sony fans who wished at times that the Japanese company might be a bit more lenient and include SD memory card support in some of their devices. Well, it didn’t happen this time, too. At least, not for SD Card format.