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10 Gbps USB specification finalized as USB 3.1

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced today that the next generation of the USB specification is ready, and they've named it USB 3.1. The update brings double the bandwidth of standard USB 3.0, pulling it up to 10 Gbps…

Early Haswell processors will reportedly have a USB 3.0 bug

If you're planning on upgrading to Intel's Haswell platform later this year, you may want to wait for the first round of chips to clear shelves before taking the plunge. Hardware.info claims to have spoken with a "reliable source" who says the next-generation processors have a small issue with USB 3.0...

Lacie's XtremKey USB 3.0 touts 230MB/s transfers, rugged design

Lacie has expanded its rugged storage line with a new portable flash drive that offers more strength and speed than the company's previous offerings. Constructed out of Zamak (zinc alloyed with aluminum, magnesium and copper), the XtremKey USB 3.0 can…

LaCie introduces Porsche Design USB 3.0 HDDs

LaCie and Porsche Design Group have announced the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile (P'9220) and LaCie Porsche Design Desktop (P'9230) hard disk drives (HDDs) with USB 3.0 support. They are being advertised as having a sleek aluminum frame with a purist…

In-Stat: 80 million USB 3.0 devices to ship in 2011

USB 3.0 adoption is set to rocket this year, according to market research group In-Stat, which forecasts that close to 80 million devices shipped in 2011 will support the technology. Although price is not really a barrier at this point,…

Hitachi announces first USB 3.0 external drives

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) has announced a new line of Hitachi Touro Pro desktop and mobile external hard drives, which offer both local backup and cloud storage functionality. The Touro Pro line is an all-in-one solution to help…

AMD announces Fusion chipsets with USB 3.0 support

Although plenty of USB 3.0 devices have launched since the specification was finalized in late 2008, Intel and AMD have been slow to deliver embedded support. To date, neither chipmaker provides native USB 3.0 support, forcing motherboard manufacturers to purchase…

USB 3.0 64GB Flash Drive Round-up

Dubbed SuperSpeed USB, USB 3.0 offers full-duplex communication and a tenfold boost in transfer speeds as well as improved capabilities, all while maintaining compatibility with USB 2.0 devices.

Several memory manufacturers are offering flash drives claiming to utilize the extra performance offered by the revamped interface. Today we are looking at three 64GB flash drives: the AData Nobility Series N005, Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 and Patriot SuperSonic.