Friday, January 8, 2010

USB 3.0 Devices Showcased at CES

It appears that adoption of USB 3.0 has been fast and will continue at a rapid pace. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has been buzzing with all the many announcements for new devices that support USB 3.0.

GIGABYTE has been busy testing 3rd party devices and those that have passed our testing can be found on the GIGABYTE USB 3.0 microsite from the following links: and If you know of a USB 3.0 device manufacturer that would like to participate in our program and have a device they would like GIGABYTE to test, please have them contact us through their GIGABYTE representative.


“Using MLC flash memory, the anodized aluminum cased drives will come in sizes of 64, 128 and 256GB and uses a Micro B USB connector. There will be two LEDs on the drive to indication power and access activity.”

A-DATA Shows Off Two SuperSpeed 3.0 Flash Devices
Legit Reviews

“As the world’s leading memory provider, A-DATA will showcase memory products integrated with the latest USB 3.0 technology, namely the NH01 portable hard drive and the N002 dual-interfaced combo flash drive. The transfer speed of NH01 is 300% faster than current portable HDDs equipped with USB 2.0 interface; while N002 is the industry’s first USB 3.0 and SATA II dual-interfaced flash drive with up to 200 MB/s and 170 MB/s read/write performance. Visitors will be able to witness the next-generation ultra-fast data transfer in person.”

Super Talent Does USB 3.0 Flash Drive

“The RAIDDrive measures 95 x 34 x 15.4 mm, and will hit the market in three capacities: 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB. Super Talent said in a recent press release that despite the USB 3.0 compatibility, consumers can plug the device into the slower USB 2.0 port, making it backwards compatible. This is ideal for consumers who haven't upgraded with a USB 3.0 motherboard, or have not installed a USB 3.0 PCI-e card.”

PQI Cool Drive U366

“The product is currently known as the Cool Drive U366, although that name could change before launch day. It is set to come in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions. These drives are tiny, and will initially launch with only two color options; blue and gray. PQI brags that their drives can provide speeds of up to 97 MB/s”

Western Digital My Book 3.0
Press Release

“Western Digital's kicking off the expected flood of USB 3.0 announcements here at CES with the new My Book 3.0 series. The 1TB version of the SuperSpeed drive is actually available now for $179, or $199 in a kit with a USB 3.0 adapter card, while a 2TB version will hit next week.”

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