Posts Tagged: USB 3.1

CES 2018: Mushkin Announces M.2 Drives and More

Today at CES 2018 Mushkin unveiled a large expansion of their product line. The products range from super fast M.2 PCIe storage and 3D SSDs to external SSD storage solutions and flash drives. In all, they have announced seven new products that will be rolling out in 2018. Read More

ASUS X99-A II Motherboard Review

ASUS has released a new motherboard based on the LGA 2011v3 platform as a little brother to the recently reviewed X99 Deluxe II. This newest board is the X99-A II. While the specification and feature lists aren’t as long as the Deluxe II, like its big brother the X99-A II features extensive RGB LED control, a VRM which is more than adequate, and much more. Grab a drink, pull up a seat, and we’ll get going! Read More

ASUS X99 Deluxe II Motherboard Review

With all the refreshed X99 based motherboards releasing due to the Broadwell-E launch we see a new contender from ASUS, their X99 Deluxe II. The original X99 Deluxe, then X99 Deluxe/U3.1, were range-topping motherboards for the ASUS Signature series and the new board is as well. Let’s take a look at all the features, both new and old, of the X99 Deluxe II before checking out the performance! Read More

Patriot Supersonic Magnum 2 USB 3.1 256GB Flash Drive Review

Following up Dino’s review of the Supersonic Rage 2 is a newer Supersonic flash drive from Patriot. Today we will be looking at the Supersonic Magnum 2, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 flash drive available in either 256GB or 512GB with blazing fast transfer speeds. This review is covering the 256GB flavor. Personally, I think it’s incredible knowing flash drives with this level of specifications exist. Let’s put this thing through the paces and see how it performs! Read More

ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ Motherboard Review

Is anyone else ready to take a look at another motherboard on the Z170 platform? I know I am. Today’s review is for the ASRock Z170 Extreme7+, the top motherboard in the Z170 Extreme lineup from ASRock. Being part of the Extreme series, this motherboard will have plenty of overclocking features for all but the craziest of sub-ambient users. Let’s take a look at everything the board has to offer!
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Kingston 32GB DataTraveler microDuo 3C Flash Drive Review

Many of you are aware by now that USB 3.1 drives are becoming available in two connection types – Type-C and the standard Type-A that has been around since the beginning of USB connectivity. Kingston sent us a USB 3.1 flash drive that offers both connection types, which ensures compatibility with all USB 3.1 capable devices. Read More

USB 3.1 Specification Brings 10Gb/s Transfer Rates

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced that the new specification for the USB 3.1 standard is now complete and ready for development. The new standard builds on current USB 3.0 SuperSpeed standard and adds enhancement to allow for transfer rates of up to 10Gb/s. Read More