USB 3.0

HP ships some Envy 15 notebooks with USB 3.0

HP ships some Envy 15 notebooks with USB 3.0

USB 3.0 gear was everywhere at CES last week with all sorts of gear using the new and much faster interface. USB 3.0 hardware may be getting unveiled in droves, but computers and computer hardware to support the specification are still rather limited. HP has announced that it will include USB 3.0 support on select Envy 15 models.

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Seagate BlackArmor PS110 USB 3.0 hard-drive plus interface kit

Seagate BlackArmor PS110 USB 3.0 hard-drive plus interface kit

Seagate have become the latest hard-drive manufacturer to push out a USB 3.0 external HDD, in the shape of the Seagate BlackArmor PS110, and since they know that most users probably won't have a USB 3.0 port on their existing notebook they've thrown in a "portable external hard drive performance kit" too.  The kit includes the 500GB 7,200rpm PS110 external drive along with a PC Express card to add the requisite USB 3.0 port; once that's slotted into place you can expect sustained data transfer speeds of 100MB/s.

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Intel delays USB 3.0 chipsets until 2011 according to source

Intel delays USB 3.0 chipsets until 2011 according to source

If you are like me and are tired of backing up loads of data via a pokey USB 2.0 connection, you were really looking forward to USB 3.0. Most all of us expected USB 3.0 to show up on computers late this year or in early 2010 and the USB-IF has been sending out USB 3.0 developer's kits for a while now. Despite support from industry associations and other players in the industry, Intel has reportedly decided to delay USB 3.0 support in its key chipsets until 2011.

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Buffalo set to ship HD-HU3 USB 3.0 external HDD this month

Buffalo set to ship HD-HU3 USB 3.0 external HDD this month

One of the things that I hate most about running backups on my computer is that it takes so long to do it. I have lots of files on my machines and my USB drive is too slow. I am really looking forward to USB 3.0 drives and the much higher data speeds that they will offer. My wait is getting near its end and Engadget reports that Buffalo is set to ship the first USB 3.0 external HDD this month.

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