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Archos Technology - QDisk
by Stephen Jones (November 20, 2002)


 

Remember when floppies began to seem slow? USB drives are starting to supplant floppies in the "portable means pokey" category. Definitely convenient, but slow.

Archos Technology has a no-compromise solution for anyone who requires large off-site backups or needs to transport data in bulk such as digital audio or video. The 60 GB Qdisk bypasses first-generation USB bottlenecks by moving data at USB 2.0 speeds. That's 480 MB/sec or 40 times the speed of USB 1.1. and even 80 MB/sec faster than FireWire drives.

Features:

  • 60 GB (up to 160 GB models coming)
  • hot-swappable
  • Works on Mac or PC
  • USB 2.0 (480 MB/sec)
  • 6.6" x 4.5" x 1.7" (168 mm x 115 mm x 45 mm)
  • 27.5oz (780g)
  • $180

    Copyright 2006 Stephen Jones All rights reserved.

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