LaCie Rikiki 1TB 2.5 inch Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive / Black £109.99 @ Play - HotUKDeals
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1tb USB 3.0
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Not many of these portable USB 3.0 drives around so seems a reasonable price
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plus cashback
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I know this is USB 3.0 but is it actually fast? The reason I ask is that many USB 2.0 portable drives have pants performance compared to those with external power supplies.

I couldn't find any performance figures or reviews of the USB 3.0 version, I found some reviews at Cnet and thinkcomputers which rated the 2.0 500Gb version quite highly so this shouldn't be a tortoise...

USB 3.0 can deliver more power than USB 2.0 so in theory portable drives could be significantly faster but I've no idea whether these drives take advantage of that...

Edited By: wombat6025 on Sep 24, 2010 01:17: correction
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good question - it might be better to wait for a proper review, i havent seen any yet.

there are some test results for some usb 3.0 portable drives here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3.0-superspeed-external-drive,2703-14.html
but not for the lacie. it does say
All USB 3.0-equipped products we’ve tested so far are capable of stomping USB 2.0 products on performance, but not all products take maximum advantage of the available bandwidth. In other words, some USB 3.0 products underperform. Storage vendors need to focus on utilizing the fastest hard drives available now that they're riding an interface with plenty of headroom.
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Good price.

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