The rise of USB 3.0 as a high speed interface for PCs and the increasing affordability of flash memory has led to some very interesting products. USB flash drives are a dime a dozen, but there is scope for manufacturers to differentiate themselves. Corsair's Flash Voyager GTX series brings SSD controllers to the flash drive market. Coupling it with a SATA - USB 3.0 bridge allows them to set benchmark records for their product line. More importantly, it brings some unique features. The rest of the review will present the DAS (direct-attached storage) benchmark numbers from our evaluation of the 256GB version, along with a few observations. Benchmarking with HD Tune Pro The unit was benchmarked in our DAS testbed (running Windows 8.1 Pro x64) after...

Corsair Flash Voyager GTX Promises SSD-Level Performance

When you need an easy way to carry around a bunch of data you generally have two options: for fast storage you need an SSD with some sort of...

16 by Jarred Walton on 6/2/2014

Mushkin CES 2014: Ventura Ultra 480GB SF-2281 and Atom USB Sticks

One of the first products we saw at Mushkin’s suite is their final USB 3.0 USB stick with a SandForce SF-2281 controller. Not everyone needs ultra-high performance from a...

8 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2014

USB-IF Announces USB 3.0 10 Gbps Development, Demos Power Delivery and Display Driving

I stopped by the USB Implementers Forum booth, where they had both an interesting non-final demonstration of the new USB Power Delivery specification and some news about the new...

26 by Brian Klug on 1/12/2013

Mushkin's High Performance Ventura Ultra SF-2281 USB 3.0 Stick

All of the memory makers seem to have embraced the selling of flash memory devices--be they USB sticks, SSDs, SD flash for cameras, etc. Typically, USB sticks have settled...

10 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2013

Diamond Multimedia Launches DV100 USB3.0/2.0 Dual Head Display Adapter

In recent years Diamond Multimedia has been carving out their niche in the world with an increasingly vast array of video periphials, including video capture devices, Android based media...

12 by Ryan Smith on 10/16/2012

Mediasonic Probox 8-bay 3.5" USB 3.0 / eSATA DAS Review

Prior to the rapid rise in popularity of Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, consumers used to store large amounts of data on Direct Attached Storage (DAS) units. While USB...

48 by Ganesh T S on 8/4/2012

Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt Review - An External with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Back when Thunderbolt (then Intel Lightpeak) was optical, I was actively involved in covering the interface, partly out of professional curiosity due to my optical background, partly because I...

61 by Brian Klug on 8/1/2012

StarTech.com USB 3.0 to SATA IDE HDD Docking Station Review

StarTech.com specializes in gadgets performing niche, yet handy functions. We reviewed their portable SATA duplicator last year, and this time around we have another interesting gadget from their stables...

17 by Ganesh T S on 6/18/2012

HighPoint Aggressively Pursuing Consumer Market

HighPoint Technologies is going to be a pretty familiar name to users who have heard of their RocketRAID expansion cards, but at CES their booth was surprisingly devoid of...

0 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/10/2012

PogoPlug Series 4 Introduced; USB3.0 Meets The Cloud

PogoPlug has been making appearances in a number of products for a few years now. The premise is simple: take a low-power ARM computer, give it a NAS optimized...

24 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/14/2011

Antec Responds to Buyer Concerns, Offering P280 and Eleven Hundred Buyers USB 3.0 to 2.0 Internal Adapter

In an e-mail announcement, Antec has decided that buyers of their latest cases who don't have USB 3.0 built-in to their rigs shouldn't lose the use of two USB...

23 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/6/2011

DisplayLink Shows Off USB 3.0 Video Adapters

Although IDF 2011 ended two weeks ago, not everything has been covered yet. One thing we missed was DisplayLink's announcement of their first USB 3.0 video adapters. There will...

8 by Kristian Vättö on 9/29/2011

HighPoint's RocketU 1144A PCIe x4 USB 3.0 Controller: A Big Back-end

Most USB 3.0 controller cards available on the market today utilize the PCIe x1 interface. With a maximum theoretical bandwidth of 5Gbps, it is possible that these controllers...

40 by Zach Throckmorton on 8/30/2011

HighPoint Brings 4-port USB 3.0 to Mac Pro

Earlier this week HighPoint introduced its first 4-port USB 3.0 HBA for Apple's Mac Pro. The RocketU Quad USB 3.0 features four independent USB 3.0 controllers, allowing each port...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/25/2011

Native USB 3.0 Support Coming to Windows 8

Windows 8 will be bringing with it native support for USB 3.0 controllers, writes Microsoft's Dennis Flanagan, Director of Program Management for the Devices and Networking Group. This is...

19 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/22/2011

USB 3.0 Flash Drive Roundup

Given the rise in prevalence of USB 3.0-enabled computer systems and maturation of the USB 3.0 flash drive market, we provide here benchmarks and real-world performance tests of USB...

41 by Zach Throckmorton on 7/29/2011

Computex 2011: SuperTalent Introduces SandForce Powered USB3 Stick

The very first enthusiast SSDs had their roots in USB drives. Memory vendors that were making USB sticks thought to put a bunch of NAND in parallel behind a...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2011

SuperTalent Introduces USB 3.0 Virtual PC Flash Drives

On the move, or in the groove, SuperTalent reckons they have the product for you. What we have here is a press release for a combination product - a...

23 by Ian Cutress & Rajinder Gill on 12/1/2010

ADATA N004 - SATA & USB 3.0 SSD Reviewed

OCZ and Kingston have already shown us what solid state technology can do for external drive transfer speeds when given the headroom provided by USB 3.0 technology. Now, ADATA...

18 by Rajinder Gill on 11/29/2010

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