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Even though shipping Macs have sported USB 3.0 ports for more than half a year, compatible USB 3.0 hubs have been thin on the ground. Expanding those 4.8 Gbps ports would make better use of all that bandwidth, and the increased bus power (900mA vs. 500mA for the older USB 2.0 standard) is perfe...

February 1st 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Though DisplayLink has been Mac-friendly for a number of years now, the company has finally made good on their promise of speedier USB 3.0 drivers for the latest Macs (except for the barely-updated Mac Pro). If you don't recall, DisplayLink technology essentially turns a single USB port into an ar...

January 8th 2013 at 4:05pm 0 Comments
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Encountered much violence lately? Then consider yourself a target for Lacie's new ruggedized USB 3.0 stick, which is now available at the company's online store. Yes, it's as fat as it looks in the SanDisk Extreme comparison photo after the break, but most of that girth comes from the rubbery oran...

August 2nd 2012 at 10:57am 0 Comments
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Paris-based peripherals maker LaCie is known for its compact portable storage and Mac-friendly design, which is probably why drive manufacturer Seagate snapped it up earlier this year. As the Mac portable line transitions toward USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt, that's driving interface changes in the per...

August 2nd 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Call us jaded, but most USB flash drives just don't get the juices flowing like a new tablet or smartphone. Nonetheless, they've become a critical component of many a workflow, and for a device where speed is key, a USB 3.0 boost is certainly welcome. And Corsair did just that with its Flash Voyage...

September 9th 2011 at 10:05pm 0 Comments
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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Patrick, who can't wait another day to start taking advantage of his newfangled blue USB port. If you're looking to send in an i...

August 13th 2011 at 10:29pm 0 Comments
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LaCie, a company that's no stranger to employing aluminum and high profile designers on its external storage drives, is back at it today with the announcement of a pair of new HDDs. The P9220 Mobile and P9230 Desktop drives -- one's thin and portable, the other's chunkier and stores more data, gu...

June 27th 2011 at 1:13pm 0 Comments