USB 3.0

PQI Unveils World’s Smallest USB 3.0 Flash Drive

PQI Unveils World’s Smallest USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Flash drives are pretty small these days, but if they're still not quite small enough for you, then here's one that is just about as small as it can get. Taiwanese peripherals manufacturer PQI has just unveiled what it's claiming to be the world's smallest USB 3.0 flash drive. It measures roughly an inch long, half an inch wide, and a quarter of an inch thick.

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IODATA unveils new 3TB USB 3.0 HDD

IODATA unveils new 3TB USB 3.0 HDD

IODATA has a huge range of external storage solutions and a lot more. The latest offering from the company is a new USB 3.0 HDD that has a lot of storage space inside. The drive is the HDCA-UT3.0K and it reminds me of a Cylon with a blue face. The drive is cool looking with a blocky black case and a blue slit with LEDs inside to show the drive status. The big feature of the drive is that it hooks to your computer via a USB 3.0 port for faster backups and transfers.

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AMD integrates USB 3.0 support into chipsets

AMD integrates USB 3.0 support into chipsets

USB 3.0 can already be found on a lot of computers in the notebook and desktop market today. All of these computers use a third party controller for the USB 3.0 ports though because neither Intel nor AMD offer native support for the USB 3.0 port in their chipsets. AMD has announced that it will be changing that.

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Apple Dock Connector update patent could enable USB 3.0, DisplayPort, maybe Thunderbolt

Apple Dock Connector update patent could enable USB 3.0, DisplayPort, maybe Thunderbolt

Apple has patented what could well be the next generation of Dock Connector for iOS devices, potentially including functionality like USB 3.0, DisplayPort and even ThunderBolt. The patent, "Reduced size multi-pin male plug connector", describes a connector that is either narrower or thinner, thanks to various combinations of chamfered, rearranged or otherwise tweaked contacts, and which are technically capable of carrying the signals required for the latest breed of high-speed data bus.

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Plextor Unveils USB 3.0 Ultra Light Portable Hard Drives

Plextor Unveils USB 3.0 Ultra Light Portable Hard Drives

Plextor has announced its newest portable hard drive that is USB 3.0 compatible and also backwards compatible with USB 2.0. The PX-PH500U3 is super light weight at 162 grams--roughly 1/3 of a pound--and comes with 500 GB of storage. The hard drive will come with a USB 3.0 cable and a leatherette case.

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