Faster Hard Drives With USB 3.0

PCWorld: Faster Hard Drives With USB 3.0

Reviews of new USB hard drives from Buffalo, Iomega, Seagate and Western Digital that use the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology that transfers data from a computer at up to 5 gigabytes per second.

“When you’re in front of your PC, waiting for something to transfer to removable media, seconds can feel like minutes, and minutes like hours. And backups to USB 2.0 appear to crawl along at a snail’s pace–so much so that users often become reluctant to perform that essential chore.

Such data-transfer scenarios are where the new Super Speed USB 3.0 standard and its theoretical, blazing-fast through put of 5 gigabits per second–as promised by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF)–will change your life for the better. And if our tests of four new USB 3.0 hard drives from Buffalo Technology, Iomega, Seagate, and Western Digital are indicative, the change will be dramatic.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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