“What prompted this article was the announcement this week that the FirmTek miniSwap/U3 is shipping,” rob-ART morgan reports for Bare Feats. “You might recall our review of it back in January where it impressed us with new found USB 3.0 speed. How does a USB 3.0 bus powered notebook size storage like the miniSwap/U3 compare to Thunderbolt bus powered notebook size storage devices?”
“Other than performance, what features distinguish them? But since we at Bare Feats Test Lab are all about performance, that’s where we will start,” morgan reports. “To squeeze the most out of each device, each was equipped with an SSD — and where possible, one or more 6Gbps ‘pro’ synchronous SSDs.”
morgan reports, “There’s something for everyone in this shootout of USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt notebook size storage devices. Most are compact and bus powered. It’s good to know that the newest USB 3.0 storage units are as fast as comparable Thunderbolt units.”
Check out all of the benchmarks in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]