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USB, Or Not USB

USB devices will work with just about anything. You could call them "loose" or "easy," but that's in poor taste. We'd prefer to call them "harlots," or "cads" (if they're male devices). The point is, these devices don't descriminate when it comes to plug-and-playing. The saucy little tarts. 



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thomasa1980


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satyenshah


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Perfect for when your life falls apart and you're living out of your 1993 Chevy Nova.



Pshaw! Chevy stopped making Nova's in the 1980's when they renamed them "Prizm's".

tommoore86


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If this is the same "partner" selling these that was selling the USB dart launchers, I will not be buying. I ordered mine Dec 3 and it still hasn't shipped. The discussion header looks very similar.

Go here and read the discussion for it.
http://pop.woot.com/offers/thunder-missile-launcher

computiac


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Iomega 34948 USB 3.0 PCI Express Card Adapter
Anyone have one of these ?

Thank's,

COMPUTIAC

dmmutti


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You can get a USB thumb-drive for the same price and capacity as these, and it is a hell of a lot smaller...

ericlala


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dmmutti wrote:You can get a USB thumb-drive for the same price and capacity as these, and it is a hell of a lot smaller...



...except they aren't fast.

quidnunc


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Iomega 34948 USB 3.0


camelcamelcamel :
http://camelcamelcamel.com/Iomega-Express-Card-Adapter-34948/product/B003HIXOPU?active=details


$41. + $6 S&H at newegg:
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815186003



$35 - $75 with froogle search
http://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=Iomega+34948+USB+3.0


two thin, but positive, reviews at B&H (discontinued) from 2011
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/687716-REG/Iomega_34948_2_Port_USB_3_0_PCI.html#costumerReview

Unable to find any spec data on Iomega site. But a duckduckgo search result pointed to this March 2010 product sheet for portable and desktop drives showing this card as an option.
http://download.iomega.com/com/resources/usb3_datasheet.pdf



less spec info at newegg than here.



Anyone know whose chip is in this? For $15 +, I'm guessing it's not NEC or Broadcom or LSI. Some of the adapter card reviews for other USB3 cards indicate that there can be significant issues with no-name chips.

If it's going to take up a slot, power line and possibly require a power supply upgrade, it may pay to wait for a similarly inexpensive, reliable card with more ports. But for what it is, if this works for you, it seems to be reasonable .

nleksan


quality posts: 2 Private Messages nleksan
quidnunc wrote:Iomega 34948 USB 3.0


camelcamelcamel :
http://camelcamelcamel.com/Iomega-Express-Card-Adapter-34948/product/B003HIXOPU?active=details


$41. + $6 S&H at newegg:
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815186003



$35 - $75 with froogle search
http://www.google.com/search?tbm=shop&q=Iomega+34948+USB+3.0


two thin, but positive, reviews at B&H (discontinued) from 2011
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/687716-REG/Iomega_34948_2_Port_USB_3_0_PCI.html#costumerReview

Unable to find any spec data on Iomega site. But a duckduckgo search result pointed to this March 2010 product sheet for portable and desktop drives showing this card as an option.
http://download.iomega.com/com/resources/usb3_datasheet.pdf



less spec info at newegg than here.



Anyone know whose chip is in this? For $15 +, I'm guessing it's not NEC or Broadcom or LSI. Some of the adapter card reviews for other USB3 cards indicate that there can be significant issues with no-name chips.

If it's going to take up a slot, power line and possibly require a power supply upgrade, it may pay to wait for a similarly inexpensive, reliable card with more ports. But for what it is, if this works for you, it seems to be reasonable .



I am not 100% certain, but based on the MSRP, I'm guessing Marvell.

Pyst


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Here's a thorough review on the Iomega 128GB USB 3.0 SSD. They recommend it.

http://www.storagereview.com/iomega_ssd_flash_external_drive_review_128gb_35142

animegirl


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I own one and it has a mini cold plate on the bottom, but since the soda cans themselves are curved on the bottom, the cans don't stay very cold since not much of the base of the cans touch the cold plate. Also, the shell of the unit is just thin plastic, so your soda still goes flat while you are in a 1/2 hour meeting.

ReverendJynxed


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Wouldn't it be possible to just do away with the usb enclosure and throw the drive into your system directly or are there proprietary connectors within?

golncor


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dmmutti wrote:You can get a USB thumb-drive for the same price and capacity as these, and it is a hell of a lot smaller...



you don't seem to know much about SSDs so make sure you buy three...

hak426


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ReverendJynxed wrote:Wouldn't it be possible to just do away with the usb enclosure and throw the drive into your system directly or are there proprietary connectors within?



Looks like it uses a 1.8" Micron SATA SSD if the link provided earlier is anything to go by:

http://www.storagereview.com/iomega_ssd_flash_external_drive_review_128gb_35142

(So yes, you could just install the SSD in your computer, but 1.8" drives can be hard to mount unless you use double-sided tape or something goofy like that.)

togamoos


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*discriminate

nemosomen


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To anyone who bought the USB 3.0 PCIe card, if you have Windows 7 64-bit, you're going to actually need the CD to install it. The packaging says Win7 32 bit is required, and when you install it Windows will fail to find a driver, but if you install with the CD, it's fine.