It’s always great news that more manufacturers are launching new products with support for USB 3.0. Here’s Plextor’s latest USB 3.0 portable hard drive called the PX-PH500U3. Coming in 500GB capacity only, this 2.5-inch hard drive features an aircraft grade aluminium enclosure, something which will look good when paired with your new MacBook Pro, except that your MacBook Pro comes with Thunderbolt port instead of USB3.0. Too bad, but the PX-PH500U3 is also backward compatible with USB2.0 thought. It also comes with the FNet PC Clone EX software for data backup and restore, which should add superb value to its price of €99 ($138).
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These days external storage manufacturers really love to mix solid state drive with USB 3.0 interface, and that’s a cool thing really. It makes them fast, and less noisy. Probably lighter and smaller to carry around too. Kingston has unveiled the Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 portable solid state drive, which is actually a Kingston SSDNow V+ solid-state drive repackaged in an aluminium enclosure with USB 3.0 connectivity. The storage device provides a fast 195MB/s read speed and 160MB/s write speed. Available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB of storage capacities, the Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 external SSD are priced at £125 ($199), £220 ($351) and £440 ($702), respectively.
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USB handy drives have come a long way ever since the evolutional USB 2.0 was launched. Since then we’ve seen so many cute and funky designs, but they just never stop! This is a good thing actually. Now this new USB flash drive from Elecom is trying to mimic your home’s wall plug. Easy to get in and get out. Great idea isn’t it, to incorporate a ‘tail’ for you to pull. Just be careful not to pull your whole notebook along.
The 4GB model will be available from GeekStuff4U sometime in August. Yours for ¥3,200, which is about $37, and they come in 4 colors too! You can choose among black, blue, green or pink. There’s even some data encryption software that’s downloadable from Elecom’s site.
[Elecom Wall Plug Handy Drive via Akihabaranews]
Transcend has released a new storage capacity to its JetFlash V90C Classic USB flash drive series. They have the 16GB model now. JetFlash V90C Classic USB flash drive comes with a capless design, keychain-friendly, laser-etched casing, swivel USB 2.0 connector and a transfer speed up to 15MB/s. No words on pricing at the moment.
These USB Flash Drive Cufflinks is designed by Ravi Ratan. It comes in 2GB storage, which means you got 4GB in a pair. The USB drive can be engraved with up to 8 characters, available in gunmental and gold finishes at $195 per pair. Read more…
Team Group Incorporation is introducing its new x101 USB 3.0 memory drive. It measures 90mm x 23mm x 13mm and weighs 8 grams. This USB 3.0 device provides a transfer speed of 5Gbps which is ten times faster than the old USB 2.0. The X101 USB drive is available in 32GB, 64Gb and 128GB of storage and support multiple operating systems. No word on pricing and availability.
Transcend has announced its Transcend JetFlash 530 USB Flash Drive. It is a glossy retractable USB 2.0 drive that provides read and write speeds of up to 32MB/s and 18MB/s, respectively. Available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB.
Here is the Limited Edition Lady Gaga: The Fame Monster USB drive. In the drive, you will have songs from The Fame Monster album, videos, remixes, and even bonus content. Hmm… bonus content. The drive will be available at $49.
A-Data has announced a new 2.5-inch portable drive named SH02. It has three different colors for you to choose from, they are the white, pink and black. Each of them comes with a 3-dimensional imprint pattern made using the IMF (In-Mold Foil) technology. It features a scratch resistant casing, USB 2.0 and available in two different capacities, the 320GB and 500GB. For the pricing and release date, they have not announced.
Turtle + USB Drive = Intelligent Turtle. A concept by designer Emir Rifat ISIK. [via Yanko Design]