USB 3.0 Portable Drive Roundup
Devices offer a range of features, functions, styles and designs
By Keith Shaw | Network World US | Published: 16:07, 11 April 2011
In our recent roundup of USB 3.0 testing, we tested six portable hard drives to see how much faster USB 3.0 was compared with USB 2.0. However, beyond speeds the drives offer up different features and functions, as well as style and designs.
Buffalo Technology MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0
Best USB 3.0 speeds: 95.83 MB/sec. read, 57.96 MB/sec. write Best USB 2.0 speeds: 30.10 MB/sec. read, 21.68 MB/sec. write Other features: TurboPC (speeds transfers even more); TurboCopy, backup utility, RAMDISK Utility, SecureLock, optional software includes ecoManager and DiskFormatter. Works with PC and Mac systems. Price: $96 (£58) (buy.com)