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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