Patriot Memory has announced the launch of a new USB 3.0 drive that is crazy fast and uses a single chip inside. The new flash drive is called the Supersonic and works with the USB 3.0 interface on computers today. The flash drive has a quad channel architecture and is very small and light.
While going into a store and finding a DVD or Blu-ray to rent may not be what's popular anymore, other services like Netflix and Hulu are seeing quite the attraction, thanks to the fact that you don't actually have to go anywhere other than your computer, TV, or maybe as far as your mailbox to watch a movie. Then, there's services like Redbox that allow you to rent a movie for cheap, on a daily rate, and then return it back to the kiosk when your'e finished with it. But, Flix on Stix wants to take that idea, and make it a bit more useful for those who may not want an actual DVD to take home, or have to worry about returning it.
I have a bunch of old HDDs that are crammed into drawers in my desk because I didn't want them in my computer and they are packed with data that I don't want to just throw them away. I could get an external enclosure for them so I can get the data and use the drives, but I don't want another enclosure on my desk.
Here's a few super cute (or super manly, if you like) harddrives coming out from the fine folks at Verbatim. They are the Acclaim, the Wallet Drive, the Store ‘n’ Go® SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compact portable hard drive, and the TUFF-‘N’-TINY™ USB flash drive. The Acclaim is palm sized, sleek, aesthetically nice, and features USB Turbo Speed for super-fast data transfer. Pre loaded with backup software for file, folder, and complete backup and recovery, comes in 320 and 500GB for their Fire Engine Red and Electric Blue versions. For their Piano Black finish version, they offer 320, 500, 640GB and 1TB. From there, they just keep getting smaller.
We're spoiled for choice when it comes to external hard drives, and given a large number of people base their decision primarily on price-per-gigabyte, a manufacturer has to offer something compelling if they want to stand out from the crowd. Iomega's latest eGo drive offers both 1TB and USB 3.0, complete with a semi-ruggedized chassis. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
LaCie has outed its latest external hard-drive, and rather than use regular designer Neil Poulton, they've handed the crayons over to Philippe Starck. The LaCie Starck Mobile USB 3.0 is, as the name suggests, a USB 3.0 drive, with 500GB capacity and a 2mm-thick aluminum shell.
A further five Gigabyte 6 Series motherboards intended for Intel's second-gen "Sandy Bridge" Core processors have emerged, after we showed you the first three models (the P67A-UD3R, P67A-UD3 and H67MA-UD2H) back in October. The Gigabyte P67A-UD7, P67A-UD5, P67A-UD4, P67A-UD3P and H67A-UD3H all get USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps support, together with an Intel 6-series chipset for LGA 1155 processors.
Trendnet has been quietly building up a massive portfolio of USB 3.0 gear over the last few months with all sorts of stuff from enclosures for external storage to USB 3.0 hubs. All of that gear is stuff that USB 3.0 fans will need eventually. The latest gear from Trendnet is the new external HDD enclosures for USB 3.0 including the TU3-S35 and the TU3-S25 enclosures.
LaCie has never shied away from fat external hard-drives, and now they're pumped up the volume with the new LaCie d2 USB 3.0 and LaCie 2big USB 3.0. On offer is a claimed 20-percent speed increase in the dual-drive 2big USB 3.0, together with a new 6TB model pairing two 3TB HDDs in a RAID setup.
iFixit weren't exactly impressed with the new MacBook Air's upgrade potential, with Apple soldering the RAM into place and using a non-standard SSD, but that hasn't stopped PhotoFast from coming out with a new accessory. The GM2 SFV1 offers 256GB for your 11.6-inch Air (for which Apple only offers a 128GB option), as well as bundling a USB 3.0 adapter to make the most of the SSD you've removed.