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Build your own super-speedy portable storage with these USB4 SSD enclosures

This week ADATA launched what it called an “industry first” portable SSD capable of read/write speeds up to 3,800MB/s and 3,700MB/s thanks to a combination of a fast SSD, a fan for active cooling, and a USB4 port with support for 40 Gbps data transfer speeds. But it turns out “first” is debatable, because there […]

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Differences between Thunderbolt 5, Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, and USB4

Intel has unveiled its new Thunderbolt 5 technology and says the first computers and accessories using the new high-speed connectors should be available in 2024. As expected, Thunderbolt 5 incorporates the USB4 v2 specification that was launched nearly a year ago, so there aren’t a lot of surprises in the new announcement. But Intel confirms […]

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Razer Blade 14 (2022) gaming laptops gets USB4 certification via a firmware update (Microsoft Pluton security too)

The Razer Blade 14 (2022) is a compact gaming laptop that weighs less than four pounds, but packs premium specs including an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor, NVIDIA RTX 30-series graphics, and up to a 165 Hz display. When Razer first launched the laptop earlier this year, the company noted that its two USB Type-C […]

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Framework Laptop’s latest add-on is Thunderbolt 4 certification

The Framework Laptop is designed to be modular, repairable, and upgradeable. The battery, ports, display, and even the motherboard are user replaceable. And thanks to a modular port system, you can not only choose the ports you want, but you can swap them out at any time. That modular port system is designed around a […]

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USB4 v2 could be faster than we thought, with speeds up to 120 Gbps

This month the USB Promoter Group announced that an update to the USB4 specification is on the way, and that it will double the top data transfer speeds from 40 Gbps to 80 Gbps. But it turns out that some USB4 v2 devices may go even faster than that, with support for speeds up to […]

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ADATA’s new external SSD support speeds up to 4,000 MB/s over USB4

This week ADATA is introducing a bunch of upcoming products, including DDR5 memory, an SDXC card capable of speeds as high as 800 MB/s, and new PCIe Gen 4 storage. But one new product that stands out is the ADATA SE920 external SSD, which the company says will use a USB4 2×2 interface to deliver speeds […]

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Differences between Thunderbolt 4, USB 4, Thunderbolt 3, and USB 3

Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 are next-gen technologies that are similar in a lot of ways. But there are also some key differences. Both use the same USB-C connector. Both are capable of data transfer speeds up to 40GB/s. Both can deliver enough power to charge a laptop, and both can drive an external display. But […]

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USB4 specification released (with support for speeds up to 40 Gbps)

The next version of the USB protocol has been released, and as promised, it’ll support data transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps when using supported cables. That’s twice the theoretical max of USB 3.2. Now that the USB Implementers Forum has released the USB4 specification, we could start to see the first computers, tablets, phones, […]

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USB4 will support speeds up to 40 Gbps (incorporates Thunderbolt 3 tech)

The first USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 devices are expected to ship this year, offering data transfer speeds up to 20 Gbps. But less than a week after announcing the impending arrival of the new technology (and a confusing re-naming of previous-gen USB standards), the USB Promoter Group has announced that USB4 is on the way… […]