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USB flash drive has played an important part in our modern life in recent years. We need to store and backup our personal information and files, photos or transfer them to our mobile gadgets, laptops cell phones etc..

Let’s take a look at it for the best 8 hot selling USB flash drives this 2016 summer.

No.1 SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDCZ36-032G-AFFP

Price: $9.99

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No.2 SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ43-128G-GAM46) [Newest Version]

Price: $28.99

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No.3 Samsung 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (MUF-32BA/AM)

Price: $8.99

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No.4 Samsung 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Fit (MUF-128BB/AM)

Price:$32.99

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No.5 PNY Metal Attaché 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive – P-FDU64G/APPMT2-GE

Price:$9.99

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No.6 PNY Attaché 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive – P-FD32GATT03-GE

Price: $7.99

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No.7 Samsung 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (MUF-64BA/AM)

Price: $17.99

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No.8 SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive- SDCZ36-128G-B35

Price $27.99

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We can see that there are 4 pieces of USB 2.0 and 4 pieces of USB 3.0. And we all know USB 2.0 is the most widely used USBs and USB 3.0 is the new high-speed standard ones with new interface for devices having USB c-type interface.

Among 8 besthe sellers, SandDisk And Samsung are the biggest winners, followed by PNY.

Before buying an ideal USB flash drives you can search for the reviews and look for some buying guides. The best way is to check the reviews of actual using experiences and stories.

USB flash drive is crucial for your personal data and data security. You can share with me what type of USB you want to use in this summer. Shop one that suits you.

What is USB 3.1 and Faster USB 3.1 Features
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 | Author: Elaine

What is USB 3.1 and when it was released

USB Technology develops fast as the modern technology is blooming in data transmitting. We have already known well about USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is widely used for data transfer among popular devices, such as PCs, tablets, hybrids, and mobile phones.USB 3.0 was first announced by USB Promoter Group in 2008. The new standard offers 10 times of the data transfer speed vs. USB 2.0 and is high efficiency that is 5.0Gbps.

When is the USB 3.1 release date?

The USB 3.1 is released on Dec. 23th, 2013 by USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which is the highest level of USB standards until now with the fastest data transfer speed.

Why do we need faster data transfer speed?

This picture from Kingston.com can interpret our needs for data transferring clearly.

why we need that speed of USB

Faster USB 3.1 Specification

USB 3.1 has a 10gbps speed. And deliver twice the effective data performance than USB 3.0. It is fully compatible backward with USB cables and connectors.

The specification is as the following:

• Delivers 10 Gbps USB data rate

* 2x improvement over current USB3.0 5 Gbps data rate

• Improved data encoding for more efficient data transfer leading to higher through-put and improved I/O power efficiency

• Compatible with existing USB 3.0 software stacks and device protocols

• Works with both existing 5 Gbps USB 3.0 hubs and devices, as well as USB 2.0 products

In common words, USB 3.1 is faster and more powerful than before, but it also consumes more power. With its release, the new Type-C 3.1 as a new cable and connectors is also introduced.

There are three connector of interfaces for USB 3.0(Superspeed+), Type-A(standard-A), Type-B(Micro-B) and Type-C.

typeA and type C

TypeA and type C USB 3.1 Port

Type B of USB 3.1 Port

Type B of USB 3.1 Port

Type-A(standard-A) is the most widely used interface for connecting. Micro-B is mainly used in Smartphone and tablets. And the newly introduced Type-C 3.1 is used for lighter and thinner, and slimmer devices.

The Type-C 3.1 interface Pin

Type C interface

Supply better power Charge

USB 3.0 Promoter Group has said that the USB 3.1 connector and port are designed to accommodate future updates, making them future-proof.

Also, the Type-C 3.1cable can charge your tablets, smartphones and other devices faster with its up to 100 watts.

The test by Asus of USB 3.1

According to the technology reports from Asus Z97A usb 3.1, when the speed testing software continuously reading and writing, the reading speed comes up to 781.2MB/S, and the writing speed 797.8MB/S. The same environment of USB 3.0 test result is separately 446.5 MB/S and 448.6 MB/S. We can see the efficiency of USB 3.1 clearly.

The Competition from Intel

The only rival is Intel’s Thunderbolt technology, which is found primarily in Apple’s laptops and desktops. While as to the cost, USB have great advantage. Acer, as one of the world’s largest computer manufacturers, announced that it would favor USB 3.1 over Thunderbolt in all future devices.

Pamper Imagination of the Future.

Look forward to more USB 3.1 devices blooming in our daily life. The usb 3.1 is the most powerful USB interface with type-c. There will be more and more devices like computers, tablets, and computer calculating interface to apply the USB 3.1 interface. And the future advanced devices with the most efficient USB port will supply us faster speed for data transferring. We will have better experience in multimedia data applications. Let’s wait for more USB 3.1 devices.

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Toshiba is a major player in the NAND flash memory market. Recently, they announced a new line of TransMemory® drives that boasts some serious speeds.

With read speeds of 222 MB/s and write speeds of 205 MB/s, the TransMemory drives take full advantage of USB 3.0?s incredible transfer speeds. At this rate, copying large files such as games, music, photos, and system backups will take a lot less time than ever before.

But there’s more to the TransMemory 3.0 drives than just speed – they also offer large capacities for storing huge volumes of data. Available in 64GB and 128GB capacities, this family of drives offers big storage in addition to speedy performance.

These drives have a durable, highly functional design that includes an oversize keyloop for attaching to a keyring or lanyard. In addition to their exterior protection, the drives also keep your data secure with built-in security software and encrypted password protection. This will protect your important files in case the drive should fall into the wrong hands.

Maciek Brzeski, VP of Product Marketing and Development for Toshiba, had this to say about the new TransMemory 3.0 drives:

“Featuring the best performance, highest speed, and largest capacity of any Toshiba USB flash drive to date, this storage device offers blazing fast data transfers while ensuring that all digital information is securely protected.”

64GB drives retail for $129.99 MSRP while the larger 128GB drive goes for $199.99 MSRP. Each drive is compatible with both PC and Mac and is backed by Toshiba’s impressive 5-Year Standard Limited Warranty!

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The history of USB and other portable storage
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 | Author: Elaine

I came across an interesting infographic from the web. Anyone know something about the history of the portable storage?  I still remember the old days when I was in high school listening the tape. Let us look into the details of someon’s conclusion.

The history of usb and other portable storages

The history of usb and other portable storages

Western Digital My Passport Slim HDD is a new type of portable hard drive developed by Western Digital Company. Both 2TB and 1TB My Passport Slim HDD is available. And the new emerging 2TB capacity HDD is made to satisfy the larger capacity of data storage needs than ever before.

The Western Digital My Passport Slim is featured with a slim metal enclosure and hardware-based encryption. It is a good choice for for protecting, storing, and enjoying digital content on the go.

It is said that My Passport Slim included WD SmartWare Pro data protection software allows users to back up their data to their My Passport Slim and keep an extra copy in their Dropbox account for peace-of-mind. The software lets users back up their Dropbox account to the My Passport Slim.

Appearance

1TB 4.33 x 3.14 x 0.48-inches, 2TB measures 4.33 x 3.14 x 0.7-inches

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Westernal Digital - My Passport Slim

USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility

The Western Digital My Passport Slim supports super-fast USB 3.0 connectivity for quick transfer speeds of high resolution digital files. As a leading famous HDD brand, the settings and the technology are on the Enge for the industry standards.

The drive is covered by a 3-year limited warranty. The 1TB is available for $99.99 from and the 2TB is $149.99 as Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. After checking on the site, the WD My Passport Slim 2TB is not available from the official website now. You can check more here : wdstore.com.

SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps – Ready
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 | Author: Elaine

SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps – Ready for Development
USB 3.0 Promoter Group announced availability of the USB 3.1 Specification to increase SuperSpeed USB to 10 Gbps HILLSBORO, Ore. – July 31, 2013 – The USB 3.0 Promoter Group today announced the
completion of the USB 3.1 Specification which adds enhancements to enable SuperSpeed USB to operate at up to 10 Gbps. This latest release of the specification will be available today for download from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) website. SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps uses a more efficient data encoding and will deliver more than twice the effective data through-put performance of existing SuperSpeed USB over
enhanced, fully backward compatible USB connectors and cables. Compatibility is assured with existing USB 3.0 software stacks and device class protocols as well as with existing 5 Gbps hubs and devices and USB 2.0 products. Developers interested in implementing the new USB 3.1 Specification have the opportunity to learn technical details during three developer conferences currently being planned. The
international conferences planned in Europe and Asia will offer more advanced system design training as breakout sessions on the second day. For more details and conference
registration instructions, please visit the USB-IF website.
1. USB 3.1 Developers Day US – August 21, 2013 in Hillsboro, Ore.
2. USB 3.1 Developers Days Europe – October 1-2, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland
3. USB 3.1 Developers Days Asia – Two day conference scheduled for early December
2013, more details to follow
“The USB 3.1 specification primarily extends existing USB 3.0 protocol and hub operation for speed scaling along with defining the next higher physical layer speed as 10 Gbps,” said Brad Saunders, USB 3.0 Promoter Group Chairman. “The specification team worked hard to make sure that the changes made to support higher speeds were limited and remained consistent with existing USB 3.0 architecture to ease product development.”
“We recognize this advancement in USB technology is an important development for our customers,” said Tom Bonola, Chief Technology Officer, Business PC Solutions, HP. “The USB 3.1 Specification enables us to meet the growing needs of our customers for faster data transfer while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing devices.”
“The industry has affirmed the strong demand for higher through-put, for user-connected peripherals and docks, by coming together to produce a quality SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps specification,” said Alex Peleg, Vice President, Intel Architecture Group. “Intel is fully committed to deliver on this request.”
“While maintaining backward compatibility, USB continues to advance to meet customer’s growing need for higher speed data” said Roland Sperlich, TI Consumer and Computing Interface Product Line Manager. “The 10 Gbps data rate allows designers across many industries to do more with a universal standard.”
“In this multi-device world, the USB 3.1 updates will enable end-users to move content across devices quickly, conveniently and without worrying about compatibility,” said Emile Ianni, Corporate Vice President of Platform Solutions Engineering, AMD. “AMD thanks our engineers as well as the other technology contributors for bringing to market robust innovation that is designed to work seamlessly with new and existing solutions.”
About the USB 3.0 Promoter Group
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, comprised of Hewlett-Packard Company, Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Renesas Electronics, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments, developed the USB 3.0 Specification that was released in November 2008. In addition to maintaining and enhancing this specification, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group develops specification addendums to extend or adapt its specifications to support more platform types or use cases where adopting USB 3.0 technology will be beneficial in delivering a more ubiquitous, richer user experience.
About the USB-IF
The non-profit USB Implementers Forum, Inc. was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of USB technology. The USB-IF facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB devices through its logo and compliance program, and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing. Further information, including postings of the most recent product and technology announcements, is available by visiting the USB-IF website at www.usb.org.
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Victorinox 1TB Swiss Army knife SSD storage
Friday, March 01st, 2013 | Author: Elaine

Victorinox proclaimed 2 new Swiss Army knives which has a SSD (solid state drive) and Victorinox Slim three.0 USB, that ought to provide you with many choices and protection if you wish to hold around digital knowledge on an everyday basis.The company, that has been going for a hundred twenty five years, has been manufacturing USB drives on its knives for a few time currently, however with this launch Victorinox has extremely upped the Associate in Nursingte because it launches an SSD into its innovative storage solutions.

The knives pack anyplace from 16GB to 1TB of storage, area unit equipped to resist a variety of environmental and daily use factors, and “remain faithful Swiss Army bequest of cleanly designed product that endure”.The two Swiss Army knives embody the Slim three.0 USB and therefore the SSD; the previous providing up fast browse/write speeds and obtainable in offers quicker read and write speeds than a a pair of.0 USB flash drive and can be obtainable in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. The SSD are going to be offered in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 1TB capacities.

Each SSD comes equipped with 2 knife bodies, between that the drive will simply be interchanged, one being flight-friendly and therefore the alternative as well as ancient Swiss Army knife implements like blade, scissors, nail file, etc.However, along side this innovation comes some pretty sharp claims. Apparently this is often the world’s smallest high-capacity SSD drive on the market and one which has eSATA II/III and USB a pair of.0/3.0 connectors.

SIIG Released USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 | Author: Grace

As we may know, all Windows 8 tablets and majority of Ultrabooks do not accompany intrinsic local area network, including one supporting Gigabit. this might not vex you initially since we tend to ar therefore wont to local area network however this annoying omission can return to haunt you once checking into a chamber solely to seek out out net property is provided by local area network solely.Now there are adapters though they’re restricted to USB  2 .0, going away Gigabit out of the question. it is a long term coming back however SIIG finally ships a USB 3.0 Gigabit Adapter – for each Windows and Macs. The external local area network electronic device – power-driven by ASIX AX88179 – wants 900mA from a USB 3.0 port; although it isn’t sure if it wants all that power to show on the Gigabit mode extra options embrace Wake-on-LAN; power saving mode once cable is unplugged; and diagnostic LEDs.

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Incidentally, SIIG claims the electronic device comes with waterproof support (10.6.x or later). If you own a recently discharged MacBook, then there is continually the Thunderbolt to Gigabit local area network Adapter. The SIIG USB 3.0 to Gigabit local area network Adapter – backed by a 5-year assurance – is currently obtainable for around $33, considerably under it’s $49.99 MSRP.

The 2013 CES is held from Jan 8th, 2013 to Jan 11th 2013. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group announced to the Media that they will add a much higher data rate and much larger Capabilities.

The data transfer speed will doubles and the new USB 3.0 will be fully backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB connectors and USB cables. It is said that the specification will be released in the middle of this year.

Let’s have a overview of the USB 3.0 hightlights.

  • New 10 Gbps USB data rate
  • Compatibility with existing cables and connectors
  • Improved data encoding for more efficient data transfer leading to higher through-put and improved I/O power efficiency
  • Compatible with existing USB 3.0 software stacks and device class protocols
  • Compatible with both existing 5 Gbps and new 10 Gbps USB 3.0 hubs and devices, as well as USB 2.0 products

The USB 3.0 is called SuperSpeed USB. The Chairman of the USB group hopes to best improve user experience and connectivity performance. The SuperSpeed USB will be more efficient for the more emerging USB applications and hardware.

Let us expect the 10 Gbps USB. And we will embrace the convenience that it brings to us.

IronKey Meets Windows To Go
Tuesday, January 01st, 2013 | Author: Elaine

Since IronKey hardware was sold to Imation, we heard little about the new owner. Now we know that the company is trying to put its security enhanced flash drive on the market the mobile workspace.

The Imation IronKey workspace is added to the short list of certified flash drives forWindows To Go, which most geeks are aware that Redmond own PC-on-a-stick solution. This allows a more consistent work available to enhance productivity for mobile users, provided of course that they have access to at least a 64-bit PC with USB boot is enabled. Although you will also need a copy of Windows 8 Enterprise, which is the only version that allows companies to legally prepare these windows To Go devices.

To be certified as Windows To Go USB 3.0 flash drive must reach a level of speed random access to files backed 4k. In the case of concurrent solution of Kingston, the performance is rated at 3750 and 9800 IOPS read and write respectively. IronKey workspace, said beyond the minimum requirement of 5 times. Although Imation has not disclosed figures for operations 4k, the average read and write is about 300MB / s and 200MB / s respectively. Safety training is provided by 256-bit AES full disk, in addition to password protection BitLocker. Those interested can get one for $ 129 (32GB) to $ 389 (128 GB).