With speeds boasting upto 4.8 Gb/s USB 3.0 is almost 10 times faster than its predecessor USB 2.0 devices. Based on Superspeed technology that allows multiple streams of data transfer USB 3.0 is now available for you to experience the next generation of connected peripheral devices. Being backward compatible with USB 2.0 this cool technology is sure to rock the stage.
The features of USB 3.0 technology are :
- USB 3.0 will be backwards-compatible with USB 2.0
- The maximum speed of USB 3.0 is 4.8Gbps
- Uploads and downloads are kept on separate data lines.
- USB 3.0 will charge more devices quickly.
List of cool USB 3.0 devices available now :
Here are some of the hot USB 3.0 gadgets available in store now.
1) Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Flash Drive
Kingston’s DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 flash drive is the smallest USB 3.0 device that can fit your pockets. It is now available in 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB capacities that are priced at between $90 and $270. Available in white color it houses a blue LED light that notifies connectivity and show data activity.
Iomega eGo is a very small external hard drives that are fast. eGo is available in red, blue, and black, in 500 GB and 1 TB capacities. There is a LED that indicates the status and data transfer. With Iomega’s Protection Suite installed you can back-up software as well as protect your hard drive from virus. It also has built-in AES 256-bit encryption.
3) Buffalo MiniStation Lite
Buffalo MiniStation Lite is a USB 3.0 based portable hard disk drive. Available in 500 GB and 640 GB capacities can store large files. With plug and feature MiniStation Lite has 25% faster transfer rate. Being backward compatible it supports legacy USB 2.0 and SuperSpeed 3.0. It comes with a Backup Utility software solution for Windows PCs.
4) Transcend USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter
If you already own a laptop and want to use USB 3.o devices with it then this is hardware for you. Transcend USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter fits into your laptops ExpressCard slot. Once installed you will have two USB 3.0 high-speed ports to connect USB 3.0 SuperSpeed devices. This way you can super charge you old laptops to get high speed USB 3.0 for data backups and quick transfer of files.
5) Seagate GoFlex Ultra-portable
The Seagate GoFlex Ultra-portable includes a USB 3.0 adapter which when used can be connected to high-speed USB 3.o hubs and ports. The drive is available in 1.5TB size which is the largest single volume storage available now. The FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable costs around $250.