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Thunderbolt 1 Flash Drive, Thunderbolt 2 with Enterprise SSD

Thunderbolt 1 Flash Drive PCWorld reported the demonstration of a Thunderbolt 1 Flash Drive at Computex 2013.  The drive is a prototype.  The prototype is 128GB in size, made by SanDisk, and is considered an SSD, and apparently operates at Thunderbolt 1 speeds.    The PCWorld article shows a picture of the drive (shown above), but does not show […]

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Posted in NAND Flash, SSD, Storage, Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 |


Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, and 10G USB – Who wins?

Thunderlbolt 2, USB 3.0 and 10G USB – Who will Win?  Apple announced MacPro, circular cone shaped Apple PC with 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports.   That’s right, 6 ports.  What is Thunderbolt 2? Why would you possibly need 6 ports of anything, on any PC? Well, this is the PC that will make all other PCs feel […]

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Posted in DisplayLink, Storage, Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 |


NAND Flash Prices to drop to 17 cents per Gigabyte

Just to support the argument that Video Camera Makers should integrate flash( because a 4 part article isn’t enough) and we can expect Smartphones and Tablets to integrate more memory. The primary drivers to greater NAND flash are the increasing demands of Smart Phone and Tablet users to run more apps, store more high resolution pictures (like the 13MP camera […]

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Posted in Digital Video, DSC, DVC, NAND Flash, Smartphone, SSD, Storage, Tablets, USB 3.0 |


World’s First WiFi-AC Dongle with USB 3.0 Hits the Market

  TrendNet started making the world’s first WiFi-AC Dongle with USB 3.0.   It says it supports speeds up to 867 Mbps.  This is important because the USB 2.0 dongles can’t even come close to this at effective speeds of 320-350 Mbps.  USB 3.0 can deliver 3000-3500 Mbps. So this dongle actually delivers the speeds WiFi […]

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Posted in Storage, USB 3.0 |