Wednesday, January 20th 2010

ECS Introduces Flexible USB 3.0 / SATA 6 Gbps Solutions

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), a leading motherboard, graphics card, barebone system and notebook manufacturer, today announced the launch of the ECS U3N2 and S6M2 expansion cards as the most flexible solution for many upcoming USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps external devices.

The ECS U3N2 USB 3.0 expansion card which is powered by NEC USB 3.0 controller chip delivers a brand new standard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance up to 5Gbps data-transfer rate which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 and at least 900mA current output for each port to easily access SuperSpeed external devices, also, the ECS U3N2 USB 3.0 expansion card provides a great flexibility with its backward compatibility to USB 2.0 and earlier devices.

Level up Your Platform Performance with ECS S6M2
The ECS S6M2 SATA 6Gbps expansion card which is powered by Marvell SATA 6Gbps controller chip can precise access the new generation SATA 6Gbps system storage that will bring amazing performance boost than SATA 3.0Gbps storage for performance-hungry users; an eSATA 6Gbps port is also necessary to provide for users saving their time in frequently accessing big files.

The Best Solution to Upgrade
The ECS U3N2 / S6M2 PCI-E x1 expansion cards are both compatible with PCI-E x4, x8, and x16 slot, which means that is the easiest way to upgrade the existing motherboards; different than onboard chip solution which has to occupy the PCI-E bandwidth, the ECS U3N2 / S6M2 expansion cards provide the best flexibility of PCI-E bandwidth for users to put to use.

The ECS U3N2 / S6M2 expansion cards come with high class quality, best flexibility and competitive pricing, also will be bundled with several high-end segment motherboards to provide the best performance for users.
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10 Comments on ECS Introduces Flexible USB 3.0 / SATA 6 Gbps Solutions

#1
cyriene
I'd rather have one card with both USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps than to have two separate cards
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#2
DaveK
This would be really handy for me if I actually had devices that used USB 3.0 lol.
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#3
simlariver
You can get a similar card with the same NEC controler at a mere 30$, shiped to your door from DealExtreme.

There is the Expresscard version too.
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#4
TheLostSwede
The only problem is, they're x1 cards...
SATA 6Gbit/s will eat the bandwidth available for breakfast and then have none left for lunch or dinner...
USB 3.0 might not be quite as greedy, but is still not going to have much left for dinner...
I'm also curious, how come ECS doesn't have a power connector on their USB 3.0 card when very other USB 3.0 card has it?
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#5
Jizzler
Because I told them I wasn't going to buy one with a power connector on it :)
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#6
PP Mguire
by: TheLostSwede
The only problem is, they're x1 cards...
SATA 6Gbit/s will eat the bandwidth available for breakfast and then have none left for lunch or dinner...
USB 3.0 might not be quite as greedy, but is still not going to have much left for dinner...
I'm also curious, how come ECS doesn't have a power connector on their USB 3.0 card when very other USB 3.0 card has it?
Nothing takes advantage of sata3 yet though, but i see external USB3 drives taking advantage of the extra speed now.
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#7
simlariver
by: PP Mguire
Nothing takes advantage of sata3 yet though, but i see external USB3 drives taking advantage of the extra speed now.
Those are definitely needed. I hope this will take the place eSATA was unable to take.
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#8
Mussels
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USB 3.0 and SATA II can max out a PCI-E 1.1 connection (which most 1x slots use)

(250MB/s per 1x of bandwidth, with SATA II and USB 3.0 being 300MB/s)

it'll work fine if you have 2.0 slots and 2.0 cards , but thats not that common yet (most boards have 1.0/1.1 1x slots, only using 2.0 for the 'graphics card' slots
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#9
zithe
I bet SSD's will exceed SATA2 within this year. This may be needed.
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#10
jmcslob
$20 and $30 delivered Hopefully

The usb 3.0 seems worth it
i originally said something stupid about RAID..LOL
then I realized that is for ESATA3
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