Articles about usb 3.0

 GTech GDrive Mobile with Thunderbolt

We dig into the GTech GDrive Mobile ... and watch WORST tear-down vid OF ALL TIME

Review Not so long ago, El Reg was pulling apart, in every sense of the phrase, Elgato’s Thunderbolt Drive+ SSD. A portable 512GB storage device with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfacing. It put in a nifty performance, for sure, but man, it was pricey. GTech GDrive Mobile with Thunderbolt GTech's GDrive Mobile with Thunderbolt: 1TB …
Bob Dormon, 25 Mar 2014
Seagate Wireless Plus

Review: Seagate Wireless Plus Wi-Fi hard drive

In the week Apple finally released an iPad with a storage capacity greater than 64GB - double that; 128GB to be precise - Seagate made its Wireless Plus available. Of course, if Apple’s Flash mark-up wasn’t so colossal, or it had had the wit to either built a Micro SD port into its tablets or allow USB mass storage devices to …
Tony Smith, 7 Feb 2013
AData DashDrive Elite HE720

AData claims 'world's thinnest external HDD' crown

AData has unwrapped what it claims is the thinnest external hard drive to ever make it to market: a USB 3.0 unit that measures 8.9mm front to back. For comparison, one of the slimmest external HDDs we've seen of late is the 11mm-thick WD My Passport Edge for Mac. You have to wonder what practical difference that 2.1mm makes. …
Hard Reg, 27 Sep 2012
Enermax Brick 2.5in

Ten USB 3.0 HDD enclosures

Product Round-up Undoubtedly, an HDD enclosure is always a handy thing to own, especially if you're likely to be tempted to upgrade to SSD storage and need to haul files off the old HDD. With USB 3.0 featuring on a range of enclosures, transfer speeds are pretty nifty. Yet, as I discovered during these tests of ten USB 3.0 enclosures, speed isn' …
Caleb Cox, 15 Sep 2012
WD My Passport Edge

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
Smarter Memory

Choose Smarter: Ten… USB 3.0 External Hard Drives

Product Round-up Hard drives are still the most cost-effective way of adding extra storage capacity to a desktop or laptop. They are cheap to buy, easy to use and remarkably robust in service. Solid-state drives may be quicker, but while the prices of hard drives continue to fall, their capacity goes on climbing, so the overall cost per …
Simon Crisp, 22 Jun 2012
LG Xnote Z330 Ultrabook

Third-gen Ultrabooks must offer USB 3.0, anti-theft tech

"Ultrabook", you'll recall, is an Intel trademark. If you want to use the name in association with your laptop, you need to follow the chip giant's rules. Those edicts have been extended for third-generation machines, which, Intel hopes, will spearhead the platform's entry into the mainstream. There are three new requirements …
Tony Smith, 31 May 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
Core i7 logo

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
Sony MicroVault Mach USB 3.0 Flash drive

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
Inside Apple's Thunderbolt cable

Apple Thunderbolt Macs have chips for optical links

Got a new Mac with a Thunderbolt port? Then it is compatible with upcoming optical cables, Intel has revealed. According to a spokesman from the chip giant, which devised Thunderbolt, a technology originally codenamed 'Light Peak', the circuitry in the latest Macs will support optical connections, Macworld reports. But, we …
Tony Smith, 27 Sep 2011
Seagate GoFlex Satellite wireless hard drive

Seagate GoFlex Satellite 500GB wireless hard drive

Review Tablets being generally pricey, buyers tend to opt for the least expensive, lower capacity models. It has to be said, 16GB isn't a paucity, especially if you're happy juggling files back and forth. Seagate GoFlex Satellite wireless hard drive The GoFlex doesn't just connect wirelessly, but also by USB and - optionally - …
Tony Smith, 7 Sep 2011
Ten... USB 3.0 Desktop HDDs

Ten... Desktop USB 3.0 HDDs

Product Round-up Despite somewhat lacklustre adoption of the interface in the last 18 months, USB 3.0 is starting to gain a foothold in the consumer market as availability increases and prices fall down to more reasonable levels. The current offerings of USB 3.0 portable hard drives in our recent round-up turned out to be a pleasant surprise …
Shaun Dormon, 11 Aug 2011
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
Ten... USB 3.0 Portable HDDs

Ten... Portable USB 3.0 HDDs

Product Round-up USB 3.0 has been with us for nearly two years now, not that you’d notice, as adoption and availability of peripherals has been somewhat slow. However, things are looking up now as more and more portable HDDs are coming to market featuring the not-so-new interface. Here at Reg Hardware, we've put together a round up of the …
Shaun Dormon, 20 Jul 2011
LaCie Rugged Mini

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
fingers pointing at man

Samsung SuperSpeed drives out next month

Out next month: Samsung's latest USB 3.0 external hard drives, both 2.5in portable and 3.5in desktop units among them. The desktops fit into the M3 Station series, with capacities of 1, 1.5 and 2TB on offer. Samsung USB 3.0 HDDs Chav drive - the beige ones are a bit... Burberry The portables include the M2 and the C2, the …
Hard Reg, 14 Apr 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

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