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usb 3.0


January 8, 2013  4:16 PM

10Gbit USB 3.0, no not USB 4…



Posted by: Nathan Simon
usb 3.0

As the above title states, USB 3.0 is getting a boost, I would gather a software boost, where throughput will be increased to 10Gbit/second, which blows away current SATA 6G speeds.

"SuperSpeed USB (that's USB 3.0, if you're curious) enhancement that will "add a much higher data rate,...

April 25, 2012  1:32 AM

Intel 22nm Ivy Bridge to Utilize 3D Transistors



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Core i5 3570K, Core i7 3770K, dual core, HD3000, HD4000, Intel, Intel Z77, Ivy Bridge, less consumption, more power, quad-core, Sandy Bridge, usb 3.0

More Power while taking less power... up to 20% both ways! That's awesome!

The main performance gain of the Ivy Bridge will be with the integrated GPU, which will be substantially quicker than with the Sandy Bridge series. The GPU will be able to handle the next generation 4K video...


October 31, 2011  12:08 PM

MacBook Air Competitors



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, ASUS, core i5, core i7, MacBook Air, Samsung, SATA 3, Series 9, SSD, ultrabook, usb 3.0, Zenbook

Here are a couple of MacBook Air Laptops that I am keeping an eye on... The Samsung Series 9 Laptop Core i5 2537M Processor, 4GB Ram, 128 GB SSD Drive, and 7 Hour Battery, check out the full specs

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August 28, 2011  10:39 PM

Windows 8 – USB 3.0 and improved file copy management.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, transfer rate, trending, UI, usb 3.0, user interface, vendor, Windows 8

We have a little ways to go before Windows 8 is released to the masses, but as weeks pass more and more information flows through the Microsoft doors. First off is the built in support for USB 3.0, currently vendor drivers are utilized and can cause sometimes not work as well as they could,...


June 9, 2011  1:35 AM

New! QNAP TS-459/559/659 Pro II



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Citrix, hyper-v, iSCSI, microsoft, NAS, QNAP, usb 3.0, vmware, Xen

Awesome news, the new QNAP's have arrived!

The new models ship with new V3.4 of QNAP’s renowned NAS management software, supporting all-in-one server applications such as file sharing, FTP server, printer sharing (LAN and Internet), web server, and even video surveillance. Other...


May 23, 2011  8:33 PM

GoFlex Satellite (500GB/WiFi/USB 3.0)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
GoFlex Satellite, portable hdd, seagate, usb 3.0, WiFi

Now here is something interesting... a HDD that is WiFi connected, any web capable device can use it, if the media is native to the device, or you can use apps to convert media.

"This shiny, streamlined black box is about the size of a couple of decks of cards. Plug it into a Mac or PC...


February 28, 2011  1:21 AM

Intel’s new Thunderbolt Technology



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, daisy chain, Intel, LaCie, Little Big Disk, Mac Book Pro, PCI-Express, Thunderbolt, usb 3.0

A new technology that is said to complement USB 3.0 not replace it. Currently available in the new Mac Book Pro. LaCie has also released its


November 23, 2010  4:15 AM

Western Digital 3TB USB HDD



Posted by: Nathan Simon
750GB/Platter, I/O Benchmark, low power, Serial ATA-2, USB, usb 3.0, WD Caviar Green, Western Digital

Western Digital has released the first boot-able 3TB USB HDD. With 64MB Cache and a 7200RPM spindle speed, and USB 3.0 support, his drive should perform quite well. The WD Caviar Green 3TB drive was able to reach 128MBps on the read test and 107MBps on the write test in the Overlapped I/O...


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,...


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...


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