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 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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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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