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MSI's latest gaming laptop, the GX660

MSI has launched its latest performance gaming laptop, the MSI GX660. This laptop is designed with high performance and ease of use in mind. It features MSI’s TDE (Turbo Drive Engine) technology and Dynaudio sound. It also comes with dual 500GB SATA hard drives, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 discrete graphics card and has three DDR3 RAM slots which allows up to 12GB of RAM. MSI has built two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports into the machine as well as an eSATA port.  Read More

TRENDnet TU3-H2PIE USB 3.0 adapter

If your PC is more than a few months old, it's unlikely that you have USB 3.0. An alternative way to get the benefits of the up to 4.8Gbps speeds on offer is to add a USB 3.0 adapter to your existing machine and TRENDnet has now entered this sector by offering a 2 port Express Card Module (TU3-H2EC) for laptops and a 2 port PCI-Express adaptor (TU3-H2PIE) for desktops.  Read More

Seagate releases world's first 3TB external hard drive

What's a terabyte? It's not all that long ago when you could have been forgiven for asking this question, but with in these days of DVRs and pocket-sized HD camcorders we've become more than familiar with the term. Now Seagate has thrown data storage-hungry consumers another tasty bone with the release of the world's first 3TB external hard drive, the FreeAgent GoFlex Desk.  Read More

Able to transfer a HD movie in around three minutes, the LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 hard drive

LaCie has added the super fast speed of USB 3.0 to its Rugged 2.5-inch portable hard drive design. The company says the Rugged USB 3.0 is one of its most power-efficient and fastest mobile hard drives, providing speeds up to 110MB/s – three times the speed of USB 2.0 – which translates to the transfer of a HD movie in less than three minutes.  Read More

The OCZ Enyo portable SSD with USB 3.0 makes light work of backing up your data and transf...

OCZ Technology Group, known for its high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory devices has released the Enyo Portable SSD that utilizes the next generation USB 3.0 interface. For consumers who want the flexibility of a portable drive with the robust durability and performance advantages of an SSD, coupled with super fast USB 3.0, this device ticks all the boxes.  Read More

Belkin's USB 3.0 ExpressCard adapter gives laptop users two SuperSpeed USB ports which cou...

Blisteringly fast USB 3.0 data transfer speeds are slowly becoming a reality for consumers as products supporting the specification filter into the market. Belkin is now on board with the announcement of four new SuperSpeed USB devices to help users enjoy up to ten times faster transfer rates over its older sibling USB 2.0.  Read More

Symwave's John O'Neil explains the speed and CPU load advantages of USB 3.0 at CES 2010

With its promise of data transfer rates 10x greater than current USB 2.0 devices USB 3.0 is a technology much anticipated by those of us regularly dealing with the transfer of huge files. Symwave’s VP of Marketing, John O’Neil, provided Gizmag with a first-hand demonstration of some of the USB drives utilizing the company’s technology starting to appear on store shelves from the likes of LaCie, OCZ and Super Talent. The peripherals impressed with not only their transfer speeds, but also their low demands on a PCs CPU.  Read More

Seagate's ultra-slim BlackArmor PS110 Performance Kit achieves true sustained data transfe...

Seagate has raised the bar for portable external hard drives at the CES 2010 with its BlackArmor PS110 Performance kit for portable computers. Comprising a 500GB/7,200rpm half-inch thick external hard drive, power cable and a USB 3.0 PC ExpressCard, this kit promises transfer performance up to three times a typical USB 2.0-based device and doesn't need latest-generation USB support on your laptop to work at full speed.  Read More

The StarTech.com two-port ExpressCard USB 3.0 adapter makes upgrading to USB 3.0 cheap and...

SuperSpeed USB devices may have started to trickle onto the market, but it will still be a while before their use becomes widespread. That's simply because most people won't have the USB 3.0 ports required to take advantage of the speed boost the next generation offers. But StarTek.com come up with a low cost way to ensure your current laptop can enjoy the latest and greatest USB 3.0 devices - provided it has a spare ExpressCard 34 slot.  Read More

Buffalo's HD-HXU3 offers super-fast USB3.0 transfer speeds

Following the release of the first USB 3.0 Flash drive, full-sized external HDDs are now starting to appear with Buffalo just announced its first foray into this market. The DriveStation HD-HXU3 sports the latest high-speed interface, capable of transferring data at up to 625 MB per second - though Buffalo’s model can only hit 130 MB per second of this theoretical maximum - and likely to be a big hit with those that deal in large files such as HD video and images.  Read More

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