USB 3.0

Cirago CST6000 USB 3.0 portable HDD lands

Cirago CST6000 USB 3.0 portable HDD lands

The number of external storage solutions that use the USB 3.0 port is growing every day. The latest USB 3.0 storage offering comes from Cirago and is called the CST6000. The drive uses USB 3.0 connectivity and has a small, pocketsize chassis. The device is backwards compatible with older USB ports as well.

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Toshiba Canvio 3.0 portable HDDs get USB 3.0 update

Toshiba Canvio 3.0 portable HDDs get USB 3.0 update

Toshiba is the latest firm to jump into the USB 3.0 external storage market, introducing the Toshiba Canvio 3.0 with capacities ranging from 500GB to 1TB.  As we've seen with rival models, there's not a huge amount differentiating the Canvio 3.0 from previous USB 2.0 versions, beyond the faster, SuperSpeed interface.

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB Review

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB Review

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB portable drive isn't the first of the company's modular external storage we've reviewed, but it's certainly the largest. Proudly billed as the industry's first 1.5TB portable external drive, the new FreeAgent also boasts a speedy USB 3.0 interface for faster data shuffling. Thanks to GoFlex, meanwhile, you can also switch that out for FireWire, eSATA or other connections, or even slap it in one of Seagate's docking stations. Is this the best portable drive out there? Check out our full review after the cut.

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Buffalo debuts Blu-ray USB 3.0 optical drive

Buffalo debuts Blu-ray USB 3.0 optical drive

If you have a computer with a USB 3.0 port and need a Blu-ray drive without having to crack open the case to install one Buffalo has a new product for you. The new product is the Buffalo USB 3.0 Blu-ray drive. The optical drive can play Blu-ray discs and will burn to Blu-ray writable media all from a USB 3.0 port.

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB totes USB 3.0

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB totes USB 3.0

Seagate has updated its FreeAgent GoFlex external HDD range with the industry's first 1.5TB portable external drive.  Entirely bus-powered - and so requiring no dual-USB cable or PSU - the new GoFlex comes as standard with the company's USB 3.0 adapter, which is also backward compatible with USB 2.0.

Of course, it also means owners can snap off that adapter and use Seagate's FireWire version or, indeed, slot the drive into one of the various desk docks and multimedia players.  Seagate offers a range of these, from the GoFlex Home NAS through to the GoFlex TV HD we reviewed a few months back.

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Kingston whips out new USB 3.0 flash drive called DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0

Kingston whips out new USB 3.0 flash drive called DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0

There are a number of USB 3.0 external storage products on the market today. These drives are generally larger external HDDs though that are larger than most of us will want to take with us on the road. Kingston has offered up a new USB 3.0 flash drive called the Ultimate 3.0.

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Sharkoon debuts new compact USB 3.0 HDD enclosures

Sharkoon debuts new compact USB 3.0 HDD enclosures

Sharkoon has some nice gear that I have covered before like that cool Bandit PC case that had the SATA dock on top for HDDs. Sharkoon is also big on enclosures to turn your old HDDs into external storage devices and the company has announced a new product today that is compact and fits into its Rapid Case series.

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DisplayLink USB 3.0 Chip Focusing on Any Device, Any Display Connectivity

DisplayLink USB 3.0 Chip Focusing on Any Device, Any Display Connectivity

At this year's IDF, it looks like one of the main focuses is connectivity. After Intel outlined their own plans to feature "smart devices," with a focus on their connectivity, it looks like it's time for DisplayLink to keep their promise made at the end of the year, last year. And sure enough, the company has just made official their newest USB 3.0 chip platform.

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LaCie unveils world’s smallest mobile and desktop USB 3.0 HDDs

LaCie unveils world’s smallest mobile and desktop USB 3.0 HDDs

LaCie has been making HDDs for a long time and the company has been going small recently with a tiny flash drive called the MosKeyto and the unveiling of two very small USB 3.0 HDDs today. The new USB 3.0 HDDs are the LaCie Rikki and the Minimus. Both of the HDDs promise fast 5Gb/s speeds in small form factors.

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Iomega external drives to get USB 3.0 at no extra cost

Iomega external drives to get USB 3.0 at no extra cost

Iomega has announced plans to shift all of their external hard-drives from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0, with no change in pricing and extra ruggedness thrown in.  Starting with the eGo range - which will all get USB 3.0 connectivity by the end of October - and then looking to the Prestige and other lines in Q1 2011, Iomega will also be adding in 256-bit AES hardware encryption; the eGo drives will be capable of withstanding up to 7ft drops, which the company reckons is twice what rivals can manage.

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Samsung offers up compact S2 portable HDDs with USB 3.0

Samsung offers up compact S2 portable HDDs with USB 3.0

External storage is improving with more storage capacity and faster interfaces with new USB 3.0 now becoming more common on computers. Samsung has announced a new version of the S2 portable external HDD that features USB 3.0 connectivity.

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ioSafe launches new SoloPro external HDD

ioSafe launches new SoloPro external HDD

ioSafe has been making some cool external storage solutions that can protect your data from even the worst disasters like floods and fire. If the drive fails and you can’t get your data, back you can send the faulty drive to ioSafe and they will retrieve the data for you.

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