USB 3.0

Adata unveils SH14 rugged USB 3.0 external HDD

Adata unveils SH14 rugged USB 3.0 external HDD

Adata has unveiled a new portable HDD that uses the fast USB 3.0 interface to allow for much faster data speeds when storing data to the drive. The external storage device is called the SH14 and it comes in black or red colors. It will work with USB 2.0 ports as well and needs no power adapter to operate. The drive certainly looks different from the rugged external storage device I have seen.

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100W USB spec coming to recharge your MacBook

100W USB spec coming to recharge your MacBook

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced [pdf link] a new super-charged power delivery spec for USB 2.0 and 3.0 connections, which could deliver up to 100W to external peripherals. Intended to encourage the adoption of microUSB on more gadgets - which may previously have demanded greater power than the current USB Battery Charging Specification 1.2 allows for - the work-in-progress standard would also allow you to flip the direction of the charging without needing to swap the cables around.

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Seagate GoFlex Turbo packs USB 3.0 and SafetyNet recovery

Seagate GoFlex Turbo packs USB 3.0 and SafetyNet recovery

Seagate has outed its latest GoFlex Turbo external hard-drive range, and as well as promising a high-speed USB 3.0 way of getting your data onto the disk, there's also some reassurance that you'll be able to get it off again should things not go to plan. Seagate is bundling its SafetyNet data recovery service with the new models, a two-year insurance policy that will see the company attempt to remotely or in-lab extract your data should the drive break.

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Buffalo debuts new MiniStation Plus portable storage solution

Buffalo debuts new MiniStation Plus portable storage solution

Buffalo has launched a new portable storage device called the MiniStation Plus. Previously we talked about other MiniStation storage devices and this new offering is similar. The new MiniStation Plus connects to a USB 3.0 port to offer fast storage for whatever the user needs. The storage device is compatible with USB 2.0 ports as well, but using a USB 2.0 port will reduce the performance of the drive.

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Kingston debuts its fastest USB 3.0 flash drive yet

Kingston debuts its fastest USB 3.0 flash drive yet

Kingston has a huge number of flash drives that users can choose from for low cost, high capacity, and fast transfer speeds depending on their needs. The company has rolled out a new flash drive that it reports to be its fastest USB 3.0 flash drive yet. The flash drive is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 as all USB 3.0 gear is. The new flash drive is called the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2 or DTU30G2.

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