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For those who don't want a new mobo

Technology enthusiasts have been eagerly awaited products supporting the 5Gbps bandwidth of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 since NEC announced its first chips using the interface. Amongst the first products are Super Talent's USB 3.0 flash drive capable of 320MB/s using a UAS protocol driver. It began shipping to the channel this week and should be available to consumers soon.

The first motherboards supporting USB 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA hit the market last month, but there are many who don't want to upgrade just for those features. ASUS is making a PCIe X4 adapter with two 6Gbps SATA ports and two USB 3.0 ports for around $40.

Other manufacturers want to get into the mix. Vantec has announced a PCIe adapter of its own, as well as an adapter for the ExpressCard format used in most laptops. The company is known for its external hard drive enclosures, and will be introducing 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch enclosures supporting USB 3.0 as well. Expect to see these hit stores in January.

Buffalo recently began shipping the DriveStation HD-HXU3, sporting a USB 3.0 external hard drive. They have also announced PCIe and ExpressCard adapters of their own.

Unfortunately, there have been delays in Intel's chipset roadmap,and there won't be any USB 3.0 chipsets from the blue team until 2011. AMD is planning support for USB 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA, but details have been light.

Ultimately, several motherboard makers have decided to got ahead and put these features on the motherboard themselves or provide adapter cards. In the competitive enthusiast motherboard market, these features are increasingly a must have, and will move to more mainstream boards as economies of scale kick in and chip prices drop.



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USB 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA
By wwwcd on 12/11/2009 1:59:25 PM , Rating: -1
Come on, that I grew the beard of waiting! As will all started even whitening, while provide native support new ports and controllers in chipsets of the major manufacturers! I write, of course, not just those in the title of my post, but for all the innovations that are already supposed to happen!




RE: USB 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA
By orgy08 on 12/11/2009 4:44:51 PM , Rating: 1
I think your referring to the final N spec for wifi.


RE: USB 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA
By LRonaldHubbs on 12/11/2009 7:16:41 PM , Rating: 2
In English, please.


RE: USB 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA
By blowfish on 12/11/2009 10:56:48 PM , Rating: 2
Here you go - I ran it thru BabelFish!

Concerned that j' raised the beard of l' offer! How completely started will become even white, during new natives of the ports and - control panels in lesquel chipsets the principal manufacturer you place at the disposal! I n' obviously precisely do not write however that in the title of my station, for all the innovations which must already arrive!


RE: USB 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA
By wwwcd on 12/12/2009 7:30:23 PM , Rating: 2
FireWire S1600 and/or S3200! 10GbE controller! New audio controller with more channels! Those still gone!


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