Wednesday, December 2nd 2009

Vantec Announces a Comprehensive Line of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Products

Vantec Thermal Technologies, a worldwide leader specializing in computer accessories announces four new products utilizing the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface including two hard drive enclosures—one for each form factor, a PCI-Express card and an ExpressCard/34 adapter.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is the next generation bus interface offering transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps (625Mbps) and it is fully backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1. The new 2.5" and 3.5" enclosures will be based off of Vantec's popular NexStar 3 Hard Drive Enclosures and will be initially available in Onyx Black and boast a mirror finish.

Being the pioneer in the Built-Your-Own-Drive market, Vantec has continued to expand their popular NexStar 3 line with support for more interfaces along with the support for newer hard drives. By integrating SuperSpeed USB 3.0, Vantec has now updated the extensive line of external hard drive enclosures allowing the support for the latest interface. The two new add-on cards directly complement the interface upgrade and will be released with the enclosures.

The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 products will be available at major retailers early next year. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit this page.
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4 Comments on Vantec Announces a Comprehensive Line of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Products

#1
Mussels
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another one with external power to the PCI-E 1x device.
still havent heard why they'd need that, i figured 1x slots could still push out decent power.
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#2
Jizzler
Yes, with x1 video cards drawing upwards of 40w and not needing a separate power source, I question it as well.

Without an explanation from Vantec or any of the other manufacturers, I won't be buything these devices any time soon.
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#3
PP Mguire
If its 3.5" drives i can understand. But 2.5" shouldnt need it. I wish i could have a dual 3.5" USB 3.0 drive set. Id get an expansion card for USB 3.0 and skip eSATA.
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#4
Mussels
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oh that might be it actually, voltage.

what voltage do PCI-E slots offer? 5V and 12V?
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