USB 3.0

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  • USB 3.0: Five Things You Need to Know

    USB-perhaps the most successful, versatile computer interface yet-is getting a major overhaul. The third version brings big improvements, including higher speeds and better power management. The first devices began hitting stores this year, and a flo...

  • First USB 3.0 portable drives hit market

    A majority of laptops come with USB 2.0 ports, but that will change as its successor, USB 3.0, begins to take hold. HP has said it will bring USB 3.0 to a majority of its high-performance and business laptops later this year.

  • LaCie debuts USB 3.0 mobile hard drive

    LaCie has announced the latest addition to its Rugged family of mobile hard drives: the LaCie Rugged USB 3.0; combining the fast speeds of USB 3.0 and the company's rugged design. LaCie says that the Rugged USB 3.0 is one the most power-efficient and...

  • HP's first USB 3.0 laptop ships; others on the way

    HP announced today that certain configurations of its Envy 15 laptops will come equipped with the new USB 3.0 spec. This makes HP one of the first computer companies to offer the incredibly fast technology on their machines.

  • Seagate releases USB SuperSpeed 3.0 hard drive

    Seagate Ltd. today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas released its first USB SuperSpeed 3.0-enabled external hard disk drive, the BlackArmor PS110, which has up to three times the performance of its previous USB 2.0 products.

  • HP puts USB 3.0 ports in new laptops

    Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday said it has added USB 3.0 ports to its latest laptops that could boost data transfers between computers and devices such as storage drives and digital cameras.

  • WD releases its fastest external hard drive

    Western Digital Corp. (WD) today introduced its fastest My Book external hard drive, which uses the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface that's up to 10 times faster than previous-generation USB 2.0 drives.

  • USB 3.0 motherboard with USB-IF certification debuts

    It feels great to be first--just ask Gigabyte, who's latest USB 3.0-equipped motherboard has become first motherboard in the world to receive USB-IF certification. Having received USB-IF certification, the GA-P55A-UD3 motherboard assures users that t...

  • PQI bring the speed with 64GB USB 3.0 flash drives

    It's no secret that the capacities of portable hard drives are on the up, but what about those portable flash drives? Fear not, as flash memory maker Power Quotient International (PQI) announced this Tuesday a new sizable addition to their "Cool Driv...

  • CES: DisplayLink says USB 3.0 video coming soon

    DisplayLink Inc. has disclosed plans to ship a chip that enables video to run in "SuperSpeed" USB 3.0 standard devices in the second half of 2010, which would allow its use in consumer products as early as next Christmas.

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

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Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

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HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

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Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

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