Today we’re taking a look at some USB-C to USB-A 3.0 cables from ICZI. They boast a rugged nylon braided design and are available at a reasonable price — let’s see how they perform.Specs & Features Length 1 metre (3.3 feet) Protection Nylon braided Strengthened stress points Warranty 12 months Supported devices MacBook (2015), MacBook Pro (2016) Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X Sony Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, LG G5, HTC 10 …and many more devices released since 2015Design
As you’d expect, these cables have a USB-C plug on one end and a USB-A 3.0 plug on the other. Both plugs [...]
M.2 solid state drives are normally used in laptops, but they’re also small enough that you can also use them as really incredibly fast and spacious USB drives. Most USB drives use slower eMMC memory, so moving to a proper SSD provides a big step up in terms of transfer and access speeds. Startech.com have produced a M.2 enclosure, letting you take an M.2 SSD on the go. Let’s see how well it works!
Today we’re looking at the Samsung T1, a business-class SSD designed for portability. The T1 brings SSD speeds to a form factor somewhere between a USB flash drive and a full-size SSD, with USB 3.0 allowing that speed advantage to actually be realised. Let’s take a look at how it performs.
USB 3.0 is here to stay folks. It leapfrogged eSATA and is reay to hold off SATA 3 for a little while at least. However, unless you want to fork out for a brand new motherboard, you’re out of luck if you want to take advantage of this new speedy platform. However one way to go is to grab yourself an add-in card like this one from Silverstone, the EC03 which also comes with a front panel 3.5″ connector.FeaturesUSB 3.0 front I/O bay included Supports standard USB 3.0 internal connector PCI Express gen 2.0 with single lane(x1) throughput 5Gbit/s Supports simultaneous operation of multiple USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 devices Offers up to two external USB 3.0 super [...]
While little pen/flash drives have increased in capacity in recent years, those that want a bit more storage space are still forced with going with portable hard drives, or SSDs. However, if you don’t want to utilise a drive of your own, or sort out hard drive cages or covers, the pre-built option is also available. Today we look at such a device from Kingston, the HyperX 64GB Max 3.0 device that utilises USB 3 technology to give it incredibly quick transfer rates with a reasonable capacity behind it too.Features and SpecificationsPerformance — USB-IF SuperSpeed-Certified Standardized — complies with USB 3.0 specification [...]