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  • New chip said to boost thumb drive performance up to 50%

    Posted October 8, 2013 - 11:40 am

    Silicon Motion says new crystal IC should drop USB flash temps by 30%.
  • If you own or use technology, you may be owed cash, a thumb drive or pizza

    Posted June 6, 2013 - 6:00 am

    Settlements from technology-related class action lawsuits offer a bounty of (sometimes not so) good rewards
  • Turn your flash drive into a portable PC survival kit

    Posted January 19, 2013 - 8:45 am

    If you're using your flash drive as a vehicle for simple file transfers, you're missing out on one of the single-best roles one of these wee data buckets can fulfill. Indeed, hardcore enthusiasts know that simple flash drives are perfect portable repositories for all the software that can breathe life into an otherwise ailing PC.
  • 1 terabyte SSD: Your hard drive is irrelevant

    Posted October 20, 2011 - 1:34 pm

    It's embarrassing suffer gadget lust for a storage product rather than an iPHone. But an SSD big enough to fit all your daily data that boots instantly and brings glacial apps back to life again will get any geek's data flowing.
  • i-FlashDrive transfers files between iOS and Mac or PC

    Posted June 14, 2011 - 4:34 pm

    PhotoFast has come up with the first two-way file transfer accessory for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and any Mac or PC.
  • 8 strange places to find USB ports

    Posted April 6, 2011 - 10:32 am

    In the bad old days, device connectivity involved hassling with PS/2 ports, serial ports, parallel ports, IDE ports, and other primitive technologies. Now there are USB ports everywhere, and here are eight of the strangest places we have seen them.
  • Review

    Universal USB installer

    Posted March 30, 2011 - 12:58 pm

    "Live" distributions of Linux offer a wonderful convenience for those not quite ready to commit to the open-source operating system. By booting Linux directly from a CD (which you burn from a downloaded .iso file), you can try it out without first installing it onto your hard drive. But live Linux CDs have their problems. Optical media is slow. It's also read-only, limiting your ability to configure the operating system. Finally, many of today's netbooks and ultraportable laptops don't have an optical drive. The Universal USB Installer (free) offers a simple and elegant solution to those problems.
  • Toshiba rolls out slimmer form factor for SSDs

    Posted November 8, 2010 - 6:55 pm

    Toshiba introduced its new blade-type SSD modules with capacities of up to 256GB and with a thickness one-third that of solid-state disk drives that typically come in a hard-drive form factor.
  • Super Talent introduces 8GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $14

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 9:25 pm

    Memory maker Super Talent Technology introduced its lowest-priced USB 3.0 flash drive, the Express Duo, which sells for $14 for 8GB of capacity and $29 for a 16GB model.
  • Flash Drive 101: Recovering Lost Drives

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    A while back I lost a flash drive during a road trip. Amazingly, someone found it, contacted me, and offered to return it--even going so far as to cover the cost of postage. (Who says there are no good Samaritans?)
  • Flash Drive 101: Protecting Your Drive from Viruses

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 11:24 am

    Flash drives are virus magnets. This is a generally accepted truth, but today I learned it firsthand.
  • Corsair releases its fastest USB flash drives yet

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    Corsair today announced it's shipping a new family of USB flash drives that it says are faster than anything it has sold to date, with read/write rates of 34MB/sec. and 28MB/sec., respectively.
  • Review

    Kanguru eSATA flash drive provides speed

    Posted December 25, 2008 - 7:45 pm

    Last month, Kanguru Solutions announced the first USB flash drive that also offers External Serial ATA (eSATA) connectivity. This month, OCZ Technology Inc. also announced an eSATA-enabled flash drive with up to 32GB capacity, as did Advanced Media Inc.'s Ridata-brand.

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