Transcend ESD200 Portable SSD (256GB) - Flash in Your Pocket

Transcend ESD200 Portable SSD (256GB) - Flash in Your Pocket

7.5

The Transcend ESD200 is unlike other portable external hard drives because it packs an SSD as opposed to a traditional mechanical hard disk. However, can its USB 3.0 interface take full advantage of the SSD's performance benefits? We find out.

The Great 1TB USB 3.0 Portable HDD Shootout

The Great 1TB USB 3.0 Portable HDD Shootout

USB 3.0 has become commonplace now, and so has 1TB portable hard drives. We take a look at six of the more recent USB 3.0 1TB portable units using 2.5-inch drives to find out which is the best.

Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt (500GB) - Dual-Interface Portable HDD

Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt (500GB) - Dual-Interface Portable HDD

6.5

The Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt has brought a breath of fresh air for portable hard disk drives with its option for USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces. Read on to find out if Thunderbolt can deliver better than USB 3.0 for a typical HDD based external drive.

Effective Charging of the Apple iPad (2012)

Effective Charging of the Apple iPad (2012)

Ever wondered why the 3rd generation iPad takes longer to charge than its predecessor? Or are you confused about why it charges over the USB port on your Mac at home, but not over the USB port on your work PC? Fret not, this article will explain to you on the finer details of USB charging.

First Looks: Buffalo MiniStation Plus – Head Of The Herd

First Looks: Buffalo MiniStation Plus – Head Of The Herd

Buffalo, one of the pioneers of USB 3.0 external storage, now offers the MiniStation Plus portable hard drive. It features a blazing fast USB 3.0 interface and a suite of performance enhancers, making it the head of Buffalo's herd.

ASRock P55 Extreme4 - Four for the Future

ASRock P55 Extreme4 - Four for the Future

8.5

Being the first motherboard to have front USB 3.0 ports may seem like a dubious honor, but that's exactly what ASRock touts for its new P55 board. We test drove ASRock's new premium motherboard to find out if it has anything more to offer.

First Looks: MSI P55-GD85

First Looks: MSI P55-GD85

MSI gets into the SATA 6Gbit/s and USB 3.0 game with the P55-GD85, an upgrade to the P55-based GD-80. Besides its auto-overclocking OC Genie feature, what else can you expect from this board?

Return of the X58 - The Best from ASUS and Gigabyte

Return of the X58 - The Best from ASUS and Gigabyte

With the launch of the first 6-core processor, the Intel Core i7-980X, the spotlight is back on Intel's X58 Express chipset. What's different this time round is that vendors have updated the chipset with features comparable to newer ones like that on the Intel P55. We return to the X58 scene with two top boards from ASUS and Gigabyte and the Core i7-980X.

The Next Gen. P55 Motherboards (SATA 6Gbit/s and USB 3.0)

The Next Gen. P55 Motherboards (SATA 6Gbit/s and USB 3.0)

The next evolution in storage technologies and interfaces are upon us! SATA has now reached 6Gbit/s transfer rate while USB 3.0 brings a tenfold increase in speed. These two new features are the highlights of a new breed of P55 motherboards, including the two from ASUS and Gigabyte that we'll be looking at.

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