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USB 3.0 that much closer to standard on Intel PCs

The USB Implementers Forum announced this week that the upcoming "Ivy Bridge" 7 Series Chipset and other Intel chipsets have achieved USB 3.0 certification. Chipsets are support silicon that work in tandem with the main processor.
USB 3.0, aka SuperSpeed USB, delivers up to 10 times the data transfer rate of USB 2.0, as well as improved power efficiency.
Intel's Ivy Bridge silicon, due to ship in Windows PCs in the April-June time frame, will have USB 3.0 as a standard feature for the first time. So far, it has been available on select laptops and desktops only and requires chips from Advanced Micro Devices or additional chips from NEC, among others.


Transcend introduces the 80 X miniSD memory card

Transcend released a 2 GB storage capacity miniSD memory card. The 80 X high-speed miniSD card joins the ranks of the hig hest capacity miniSD memory cards in the world. Transcend provides an adapter, which allows the miniSD memory card t o be used in SD Memory Card slots.
For being able in achieving transfer speeds of 80 X, Transcend has used the SLC, Single-Level-Cell, flash technology in its miniSD memory card. This makes the memory card also more durable and reliable. It also saves valuable battery time for the electronic devise in which it is being used since it consumes less power.



Cirago CDD2000 USB 3.0 SATA Docking Station

we have examined a number of devices to allow you to attach external hard drives to your computer, this is the
first one we’ve examined that uses the new higher speed USB 3.01 interface. Supporting both 2.5” and 3.5” SATA2 hard drives, the Cirago CDD2000 USB 3.0 SATA Docking Station from Cirago International Ltd (http://www.cirago.com/) provides a maximum data transfer rate of 5 Gbits/second. Note that while it is designed for use with USB 3, it is backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 interfaces. While the data transfer speed of USB 3 is nominally ten times that of USB 2, it is incorrect to assume that USB 3 devices will be able to transfer the same files in a tenth of the time. This is due to a variety of reasons, including significantly



Nyko unveils a memory card reader for the Xbox 360 game console

Nyko introduced the Multi-Reader 360 that supports the SmartMedia Card, CompactFlash, Memory Stick
and SD Memory Card formats. This allows you to view pictures and listen to music stored on memory cards.
t also has a 3 USB ports that plugs into the front of the Xbox 360 allowing to connect up to four wired controllers at once or attach
multiple devices simultaneously such as USB Flash Drives, iPods, MP3 Players or a PSP.