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Chip advance could boost thumb drive speed by 50%

Silicon Motion announced it is sending samples of a new USB 3.0 controller chip that will boost performance in flash drives by up to 50%.

Malwarebytes puts antivirus cleanup program on a USB stick

Malwarebytes has invented a USB stick that can plug into any PC to automate the process of finding, logging, and cleaning up a range of malware.

Linux users cope with vampire mice, zombie hard drives

A Linux kernel developer described the problem posed by vampire mice at a LinuxCon North America presentation.

On-the-fly office: Transform your hotel room into a productive workspace with these essential tools

With this monitor, modem, and more, you'll have everything you need to take care of business.

How to safely remove a USB drive even when Windows says it isn't safe to do so

Windows doesn't always allow you to safely remove a flash drive or external hard drive. Klaatu asked the Answer Line forum for advice.

How to upgrade your external hard drive to USB 3.0

If your PC has USB 3.0 ports, you can get a big speed boost by relocating your external drive to a faster enclosure.

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Toshiba external hard drive doubles as an online file server

Toshiba is set to launch a portable USB hard drive that comes with PC or Mac software that can turn it into an Internet-accessible file server.

Top 10 tech upgrades to make your small business run faster

Here are 10 ways to give your small business an impressive return on your IT investment.

IronKey Workspace, a Windows 8 PC on a stick: Hands-on

This new IronKey USB drive lets you boot up an encryption-secured Windows 8 PC on any computer.

Turn your flash drive into a portable PC survival kit

When web utilities won't work and all hope fails, a properly loaded thumb drive can fix PC hassles in a flash.