Looking to get up to Superspeed on the latest USB standard? USB 3.0 is here, and while it's not widely supported yet, products are slowly trickling out to support the new standard. You have a chance to instantly become a USB 3.0 user by entering our latest contest in conjunction with Newegg.
Our sister site Tom's Guide got its hands on the Asus N61Jq-X1, a multimedia entertainment laptop from with the distinction of having a single USB 3.0 port. To test how fast USB 3.0 really is, the N61Jq-X1 was paired with two USB 3.0-equipped external hard drives: a 500 GB BlackArmor PS 110 from Seagate and a 1 TB MyBook 3.0 from Western Digital. The former uses a 2.5-inch drive, while the MyBook is a 3.5-inch drive. Both drives spin at 7200 rpm. Check out the feature here.
Fancy getting your hands on the same kit that we did? If you're at least 18 years of age and a resident of the United States (excluding RI), you have a chance of winning the USB 3.0 package consisting of:
1. One Asus N61JQ-X1 Notebook Computer with an Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor and 4 GB of Memory
2. One Western Digital 1 TB MyBook 3.0 External Disk Drive
3. One Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 500 GB External Drive