USB 3.0

Nec USB 3.0 chip rakes in dough

Cebit 2010: First come first served

While walking around Cebit looking for the latest and greatest in innovations, we couldn’t help but notice that all the motherboards supporting USB 3.0 derive support from NEC’s D720200F1 chip.

It seems that the company has once again profited from being the first one to deliver a product on the market, as the company has been the first to deliver the world's first USB 2.0-compliant host controller chip as well.

The absence of Intel’s solution has caused many a frown, but most frowns should currently come from Intel as NEC seems to sell these babies

Addonics USB 3.0 and eSATA 3.0 Controller

SAN JOSE, CA, (March 3, 2010) -- Addonics Technologies ( today announced a family of high-speed USB 3.0 and eSATA 3.0 controllers that increase data transfer rates 2 to10 times faster than prior standards.

The Addonics USB 3.0 PCIe controller, for example, can handle up to 4.8Gbps on the PCI Express 2.0 slot, which means users should be able to download Blu-ray movies in less than a minute.

GIGABYTE SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Motherboards

City of Industry, CA, March 2, 2010 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today proudly announced that the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has certified the GA-P55A-UD7 and GA-P55A-UD5 motherboards as compliant with the USB 3.0 specification, and has listed these motherboards on the SuperSpeed USB Compliance Web page.

MSI Star USB 3.0 SSD performance

"Typically with USB 2.0 you'd limit yourself to roughly 30MB/sec so it will be very interesting to see what MSI's latest USB 3.0 Star add-on controllers have in store and what kind of performance they bring to the table opposed to that old interface.

Therefore we test USB 3.0 (tagged SuperSpeed) with the USB 3.0 ready N002 SSD from ADATA, this device is able to deliver up to very fast 200 MB/s and 170 MB/s sequential read/write performance. But how will it perform on USB 3.0?"

Active Media Aviator-2 USB 3.0 External SSDs

Fremont, California – February 16, 2010 – Active Media Products, manufacturer of SSDs and innovative USB drives, today launched the new Aviator-2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external 2.5-inch SSDs, which offer a 400% performance gain compared to USB 2.0 external HDDs.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 supports transfer speeds up to 4.8Gbits/sec -- ten times faster than USB 2.0. Aviator-2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external SSDs take advantage of USB 3.0's massive bandwidth, delivering unprecedented performance in a mobile flash storage device.

Super Talent USB 3.0 Express Drive

San Jose, California - February 11, 2010 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced the new USB 3.0 ExpressTM Drive. Available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, this new drive supports USB 3.0 speeds of up to 125MB/s. Downloading a 600MB movie takes only a mere 12 seconds with this new drive. And the company expects to improve this performance even further in coming weeks by applying their advanced driver technology.

Gigabyte GA-H57M-USB3 motherboard

"In the wake of the Intel Clarkdale series of processors (Core i3 500 & Core i5 600 series) we have seen a lot of H55 chipset based motherboards out there. H55 is a chipset for your average mainstream entry level motherboards series, there is in fact a small step up .. it's based on the H57 chipset and will bring some more features to the table. Gigabyte was one of the first out there to ship out one of their H57 based motherboards. The Gigabyte H57 series offers a little more in the form of RAID support while it also packs a little more punch which we'll look at in this review of course.

Sunbeamtech USB3.0 Products

Sunbeamtech is releasing a series of USB3.0 products by the end of this February, 2010. Products to be introduced are: 2-Port SuperSpeed expansion card, HDDPAL, Airbox. The transmission speed of USB3.0 is more than 10 times faster than USB2.0. For actual big files transmission demand, USB3.0 products will be able to save users much time. Moreover, Airbox also includes an 8 centimeter LED ventilator that reduces the heat from the hard disk and lengthens its life. Above works are designed & presented by Sunbeamtech Research Team.

GIGABYTE Launches H55 & H57 Series Motherboards

City of Industry, January 12, 2010 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions is pleased to announce their latest generation H55/H57 series motherboards, based on the Intel® H55 and Intel® H57 chipset and leveraging the success of the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 3 design featuring 2x copper PCB and delivering a host of cutting-edge features including innovative Smart6™ PC management tools, Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2 power saving utilities, DualBIOS™ and support for Energy Using Products Directive (EuP), for a powerful,

Super Talent Announces Volume Shipment of Highly Anticipated USB 3.0 RAIDDrive

San Jose, California - January 6, 2010 - Super Talent Technology, an inventor of USB 3.0 flash drives, today announced volume shipment of its newly announced USB 3.0 RAIDDrive. The new drive, available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, is fully backward compatible with USB 2.0 standard and operates at 10x speeds when used in conjunction with a USB 3.0 port.

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