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4K-friendly Thunderbolt 2 WILL ship this year, Chipzilla pledges

IDF13 Chip giant Intel has reiterated its pledge to get a faster version of its Thunderbolt connectivity tech out in time for Christmas and its plethora of high-res vid-streaming kit. Speaking at Intel Developer Forum this week, Ben Hacker, who does planning for Intel's Client Connectivity Division, said the firm’s Falcon Crest …
Tony Smith, 12 Sep 2013
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WD touts slimline external HDDs

"Skinny external hard drives for all!" shouted Western Digital today while launching an 11mm-thick USB 3 unit. WD My Passport Edge The WD My Passport Edge, available in separate NTFS format for Windows boxes and Journaled HFS+ for Mac OS X - the latter has an aluminium edge for extra fanboy appeal - offers 500GB of svelte …
Tony Smith, 6 Sep 2012
Freecom Hard Drive Sq 2TB

Freecom Hard Drive Sq 2TB

Geek Treat of the Week Freecom’s Hard Drive Sq is a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hard drive which is clearly pitched at the growing number of us who have smart TVs and want to be able to record programmes without investing in a Freeview or Freesat DVR. Designed by Berlin-based Iranian designer Armam Emami, the aluminium enclosure looks strikingly like Apple’s …
Kenny Hemphill, 14 May 2012
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WTF is... Intel's Ivy Bridge

Feature Reg Hardware PC Week Intel’s latest processor architecture, codenamed Ivy Bridge, is its previous one, Sandy Bridge, shrunk. Sandy Bridge chips, marketed as second-generation Core i CPUs, were produced using a 32nm process. Ivy Bridge is 22nm Actually, there's a little bit more to it than that. Intel Core i7-3770K …
Simon Crisp, 8 May 2012
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Films-on-USB kiosks come to airports

Travelling to the US this summer? Take your Android tablet or Windows laptop with out and you may be able to grab a movie or two on USB stick for the flight home. The oddly named Digiboo this week began rolling out kiosks at US airports which allow travellers to buy or rent one or two films which are copied onto a USB Flash …
Tony Smith, 16 Mar 2012
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Sony goes SuperSpeed with MicroVault Mach

Sony has upgraded its MicroVault line of USB Flash drives to USB 3.0. The aluminium-cased MicroVault Mach family runs from 8GB to 64GB, and Sony promised read speeds of up to 120MBps on all the drives by the 8GB model, which runs to 60MBps. Sony MicroVault Mach USB 3.0 Flash drive Write speeds on the faster drives reach …
Hard Reg, 17 Jan 2012
Kingston DataTraveller Ultimate G2

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G2 USB 3.0 Flash drive

Accessory of the Week If Apple won't go USB 3.0, at least almost every other computer maker has. While eSata, Firewire 800 and Thunderbolt are certainly better for desktop drives, SuperSpeed is the only choice when you want to copy files quickly onto a stick and go. Kingston's DataTraveler Ultimate G2 is its latest USB 3.0 Flash drive, replacing …
Nick Hawkesmoor, 22 Jul 2011
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LaCie reduced Rugged HDD size not capacity

LaCie has shrunk its rubber-wrapped Rugged external hard drive. Well, a little. Despite the word "Mini" being appended to the new drive's handle, it's not radically smaller than the current Rugged. LaCie Rugged Mini It's 135 x 86 x 19mm to the regular Rugged's 145 x 90 x 28mm - 40 per cent smaller by volume, but only a …
Hard Reg, 20 Jul 2011
The Register breaking news

Intel to spotlight optical interconnect tomorrow

Intel is going to announce "a new technology" tomorrow, and the online buzz reckons it will release 'Light Peak', its alternative to USB. Certainly CNet thinks so, citing the usual "unnamed source familiar with the event", who says Intel will indeed put the spotlight on Light Peak tomorrow. And the interweb has been buzzing …
Tony Smith, 23 Feb 2011
Kingston HyperX Max

Kingston HyperX Max USB 3.0 128GB external drive

Review Kingston Technology's HyperX Max is the company's latest SSD offering that will be hitting the shelves next month. Packaged as an external drive, it's available in capacities from 64GB to 256GB. Kingston HyperX Max SuperSpeed storekeeper: Kingston Technology's HyperX Max Entirely bus-powered and measuring in at 74 x 119 x …
Shaun Dormon, 23 Nov 2010
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0

Kingston Technology DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 32GB

Review The DataTraveler Ultimate is the a natural progression in Kingston’s pocketable USB flash drive range. Featuring SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support devices are available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. For something likely to live on a keyring, the Ultimate has an impressive performance, which, according to Kingston Technology, will …
Shaun Dormon, 9 Nov 2010
Kingston USB 3.0

Kingston SuperSpeeds USB Flash drive line

Memory specialist Kingston has brought USB 3.0 to its USB Flash drive family. The DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 doesn't quite deliver the full SuperSpeed 5Gb/s experience, but its claimed 80MB/s (640Mb/s) read speed and 60MB/s (480Mb/s) write speeds put it ahead of what a USB 2.0-based equivalent can deliver. At those speeds, a …
Tony Smith, 14 Sep 2010
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Buffalo charges in with USB 3.0 3D BD drive

Hot on the heels of Sony Optiarc's new external 3D BD drive comes another, this time from Buffalo and featuring USB 3.0. Buffalo's BR3D-12U3 uses SuperSpeed to up the disc burning speed from 6x - over USB 2.0 - to 12x for both single- and dual-layer BD-R media. BD-RE discs are written at a slower, more standard 2x, but DVD …
Tony Smith, 14 Sep 2010
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LaCie intros aluminium-clad USB 3.0 drives

LaCie has introduced two more USB 3.0 external hard drives, one for desktops, the other for portable computers. The latter first: it's the Rikiki USB 3.0, a 500GB 2.5in unit that LaCie's selling for £90. LaCie Rikiki USB 3,0 Rikiki The second drive, the Minimus, comes in at 1TB of 3.5in storage for £100. Like the Rikiki, …
Tony Smith, 9 Sep 2010
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Asus goes all out for SuperSpeed USB

Asus is ramping up the number of device it offers with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 on board, announcing that more than 20 gadgets will feature the high-speed bus. The Taiwanese company has already launched a USB 3.0 motherboard, introduced late last year, and is preparing one of its O!Play set-top boxes with a SuperSpeed port. Asus' …
Tony Smith, 26 Mar 2010
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Buffalo preps SuperSpeed USB 3.0 portable HDD

Buffalo will ship its first portable hard drive to support SuperSpeed USB next month. The MiniStation Lite USB 3.0 HD-PEU3 will come in 500GB and 640GB flavours, both of which will sport a glossy black chassis, Buffalo said. Buffalo MiniStation Lite USB 3.0 Buffalo's MiniStation Lite USB 3.0: SuperSpeed support While the …
Tony Smith, 4 Mar 2010
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Firm punts USB 3 SSD

OK, so you may not have a USB 3.0 equipped PC just yet, but if you do, or you're planning to buy one, you may be after some external storage capable of making the most of the new bus' available bandwidth. External hard disks have a job getting near SuperSpeed USB's full 5Gb/s of available bandwidth, but if Active Media …
Tony Smith, 16 Feb 2010
SuperTalent MasterDrive SX

Super Talent's Superspeed super cheap flash

Flash product supplier Super Talent is putting together a de-featured RAIDdrive to deliver USB 3.0 speed for less than $70. The new USB 3.0 Express Drive will come in 16GB and 32GB capacities and measure 62 x 37 x 7.5 mm, like two USB thumb drives packed side by side in a smaller version of Super Talent's RAIDDrive. The new …
Chris Mellor, 15 Feb 2010

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