Friday, February 23, 2018
All NewsHardware News

USB Type-C Storage Devices Coming Soon

With Apple’s brand new Macbook, the newest Chromebook and even some motherboards featuring the new USB Type-C connector there will be many different peripherals coming out that work with the connector. The first type of devices that we will be seeing are storage devices.

Porsche-Mobile_3-4-CTYPE

LaCie drives are very well known among Mac users, and they have just announced a brand new Porsche Design mobile drive that uses the USB-C connector. The drive comes in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities and is designed to work with Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook and is also compatible with the Mac OS Time Machine back-up software. This drive is set to ship next quarter. We also expect to see drives like this from WD, Seagate, Samsung and Toshiba.

Dual-Drive-Type-C

Moving on to flash storage SanDisk announced their Dual USB Drive Type-C flash drive. Like other dual drives we have seen with a USB and microUSB connector this drive has both a USB Type-A and USB Type-C connector on it. Currently the only capacity available for this drive is 32GB. This drive will start shipping in the second half of the year.

EMTEC-Duo-USB-C-product-32-GB-e1427203011335

EMTEC is also getting in the USB Type-C game with their DUO Type C 2-in-1 flash drive. This drive is designed to work with Apple’s new MacBook, Nokia N1, Chromebook Pixel and other devices that have a USB Type-C connection. This 2-in-one device has a typical USB 3.0 Type-A connector on one end and a USB Type-C connector on the other end. These drivers will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities and should ship in Q2 of this year.

Source: PCWorld | News Archive

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
Advertisment ad adsense adlogger