Deal Alert: 22nd February 2016

Deal Alert: 22nd February 2016

Didn't win last week's lottery? Not to worry, here's some deals to help you get over your disappointment.
USB 3.1 Performance Preview: ASUS Z97-A/USB 3.1 motherboard

USB 3.1 Performance Preview: ASUS Z97-A/USB 3.1 motherboard

Move over USB 3.0! We bring you a performance preview of what to expect with the latest USB 3.1 standard by way of the ASUS Z97-A/USB 3.1 motherboard. While mainstream adoption is likely still some way off, it's good to see USB 3.1 ports and add-on cards making their way onto motherboards now.
Transcend ESD200 Portable SSD (256GB) review

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

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.
A feature on Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt (1TB)

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 (HA-PATU3) review

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

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.
Buffalo MiniStation 500GB USB 3.0 review

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.
Sandy Bridge Motherboards May Not Have Native USB 3.0

Sandy Bridge Motherboards May Not Have Native USB 3.0

This Christmas is going to be pretty interesting for everyone with a whole slew of new products in every tech segment. Of particular interest in this blog update is the state of USB 3.0 on new generation motherboards on the horizon. Is Intel even interested in USB 3.0? Judging by new P67 and H67 boards pictured, perhaps not as much as we hoped.
ASRock P55 Extreme4 review

ASRock P55 Extreme4 - Four for the Future

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.
MSI P55-GD85 review

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?