USB 3.1 have you confused? Here’s everything you need to know about the standard

Need a quick primer on USB 3.1 and its various flavors? This guide will teach you the difference between Gen 1, Gen 2, and Type-C, and give you the scoop on Thunderbolt 3 compatibility.

Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C might be a match made in heaven

Intel has announced Thunderbolt 3. In addition to a blister 40 gigabytes per second of bandwidth it offers compatibility with the USB 3.1 standard and USB Type-C connector. Will it become the only cord to rule them all?

Seagate says goodbye to Thunderbolt drives, LaCie will now carry the torch

Seagate will no longer sell Thunderbolt drives directly, but will still carry them through its high-end brand LaCie, a firm Seagate purchased in 2012.

USB 3.1 puts the pedal to the metal in early speed tests

Early speed tests from Anandtech show that USB 3.1 is significantly quicker than 3.0, pushing almost 700 megabits per second in sustained read/write tests.

LaCie’s new d2 Thunderbolt 2 external drive is SSD-upgradeable, but expensive

LaCie's new external hard drive is big, expensive, and upgradeable. Learn more here.

LaCie claims its new Rugged drive with Thunderbolt can sustain drops up to four feet

That's no kid's toy! LaCie's Rugged drive now sports an integrated Thunderbolt cable, and wears what looks like an orange bumper guard all the way around its sides.

WD casts down the first Thunderbolt bus-powered portable dual hard drive

Western Digital has just released new external hard drives that employ Thunderbolt and pack a pair of disks that can be configured in RAID as well. Learn more here.

The new Mac Pro changes the game for creative pros – will they keep playing with it?

Apple's forthcoming Mac Pro is a radical redesign, but will it meet the needs of professionals who rely on Apple's top-of-the-line Macs?

Intel unveils ‘world’s fastest’ Thunderbolt thumb drive at Computex

Intel released a prototype of its latest creation, a Thunderbolt thumb drive, at this year's Computex. The small drive promises data transfers of 10Gbps and comes with a capacity of 128GB.

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock finally available for $300

Belkin finally released its much delayed Thunderbolt Express Dock. It comes with a bunch of ports, including two Thunderbolt connections that you can use to daisy-chain up to five Thunderbolt devices.

Intel’s next-gen Thunderbolt doubles in speed, supports 4K

Although Thunderbolt ports have been a standard on Macs since 2011, the high-speed ports are going to be incorporated into more PCs and motherboards this year. Intel showed off its new Thunderbolt technology, codenamed "Falcon Ridge," which…

G-Tech launches G-Drive Thunderbolt-powered external hard drives and docks

Storage size isn't everything when it comes to dealing with 4K content; read-write speed is. G-Technology just announced a slew of fast and scalable storage solutions for consumers and professionals.