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October 1, 2010  7:27 PM

USB Storage & Windows 7 ReadyBoost



Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, paging file, RAM, ReadyBoost, usb 2.0, Windows 7

Windows 7 has a performance feature called ReadyBoost. This feature enables the use of a USB storage device instead of the slow paging file on your hard disk when you're low on physical memory (RAM). The logic is simple - the USB storage device is faster than your hard disk drive. In order for...

August 25, 2010  1:40 AM

Seagate’s Huge 3TB Drive



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Anandtech, external drive, Firewire 800, GoFlex, seagate, usb 2.0, usb 3.0

Want all the space you can get? Don't care about the speed that much? Well Seagate has released the 3TB GoFlex USB Drive, with 5 platters at 600GB per platter, and 32MB of cache, half of the 2TB model, then go for this drive. Some sources say that after hours of use it tend to heat up quite a bit,...


August 13, 2010  12:06 PM

Patriot Xporter XT Rage 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive



Posted by: Nathan Simon
64GB, newegg.ca, Patriot Xporter XT Rage 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, USB, usb 2.0, Xporter Rage

I just started looking for a new USB drive, and stumbled upon this and think you all should check it out!

"The Xporter Rage USB Flash Drives are exceptionally fast and provide an outstanding value to users," states Meng Jay Choo, Product Manager at Patriot. "Designed around the...


January 27, 2010  5:42 AM

USB Raid Flash Drive



Posted by: Nathan Simon
64GB, flash, RaidDrive USB 3.0, SuperTalent, USB, USB 1.0, usb 2.0, usb 3.0, Windows 7

Well I don't know if any of you have seen this yet, but there is a new SuperTalent USB flash drive out in the wild, called "RaidDrive USB 3.0" Apparently this thing is supposed to sustain transfer speeds up to 200MB/sec using a USB 3.0 port. It is also fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and...


June 11, 2009  12:33 AM

USB 3.0 Where are you?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
backwards compatibility, Intel, micrsoft, SuperSpeed, USB, usb 2.0, usb 3.0

USB 3.0 has been in the IT News world for years now... but when is it going to officially be released? From what I just read, soon! The webpage here (i know its old!) states that you can...


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