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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Intel to support USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt in 2012

Intel to support USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt in 2012

Yesterday I mentioned that AMD had announced that it was supporting USB 3.0 on its chipsets that would ship this year. That announcement marked the first major microprocessor firm to throw its weight behind USB 3.0. Intel has been pushing ThunderBolt and has maintained that the fast interface is a complement to USB 3.0, not a replacement.

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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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Asus debuts speedy and cool looking BW-12D1S-U external Blu-ray writer

Asus debuts speedy and cool looking BW-12D1S-U external Blu-ray writer

Asus is well known in the geek world with offerings ranging from computers to tablets and video cards among other things. The company also has a line of accessories and external gear that plugs into the USB port on a computer to add functionality. The latest product for the USB port from Asus is the new BW-12D1S-U external Blu-ray writer and player.

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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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Sunix VGA2788 USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter supports Full HD

Sunix VGA2788 USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter supports Full HD

DisplayLink's USB graphics technology has made adding multiple screens to notebooks straightforward, but there's always a limit on performance thanks to the throughput potential of USB 2.0. Unsurprisingly, then, the latest breed of USB display adapters, such as Sunix's imminent VGA2788, turn to USB 3.0 to allow for Full HD 1080p support.

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ASUS Eee PC 1015B and 1215B AMD Fusion netbooks official

ASUS Eee PC 1015B and 1215B AMD Fusion netbooks official

ASUS has officially confirmed its two new AMD Fusion APU-based netbooks, the 10.1-inch Eee PC 1015B and the 12.1-inch Eee PC 1215B. The 1015B can be spec'd with either AMD's 1.2GHz single-core C30 or 1GHz dual-core C50, along with Radeon HD 6250 graphics, while the 1215B throws the 1.6GHz dual-core E350 into the mixture with a choice of Radeon HD 6310 graphics.

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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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Buffalo adds new USB 3.0 DriveStation Duo and DriveStation Quad solutions

Buffalo adds new USB 3.0 DriveStation Duo and DriveStation Quad solutions

Buffalo has unveiled new USB 3.0 storage solutions that have multiple storage drives inside with RAID capability to protect your data from loss. The new devices include the DriveStation Duo and Quad. Both have speedy USB 3.0 connectivity to make backing up lots of data faster. The devices are plug-and play and come pre-formatted and ready to use out of the box.

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Sony VAIO L Series all-in-one wraps touch-bezel around multitouch screen

Sony VAIO L Series all-in-one wraps touch-bezel around multitouch screen

Sony's third VAIO launch of the day is the new VAIO L Series, all-in-one touchscreen desktops packing 24-inch Full HD displays and a new "edge access" system of touch-sensitive shortcuts integrated into the bezel. Packing a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics and a 1920 x 1080 multitouch display, the L Series also hides a Blu-ray drive and both HDMI input and outputs.

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NewerTech offers eSATA to USB 3.0 adapter

NewerTech offers eSATA to USB 3.0 adapter

NewerTech is all about cool adapters that let you easily connect devices to your computer. Back in November, I mentioned a new adapter that the company had unveiled that connected any internal SATA HDD to a USB 3.0 port. NewerTech has now unveiled another new adapter that turns your eSATA external drives into USB 3.0 gear.

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