Friday, June 18th 2010

TRENDnet Launches Two High Speed USB 3.0 Adapters

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the 2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter, model TU3-H2EC, and 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Adapter, model TU3-H2PIE. The adapters add two super speed 5Gbps USB 3.0 ports to a laptop or desktop computer. Transfer content from USB 3.0 storage enclosures, flash drives, and camcorders at 5Gbps speeds-10 times faster than USB 2.0.

TRENDnet's 2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter, model TU3-H2EC, plugs into any available ExpressCard port on a Window's based laptop computer to provide two USB 3.0 ports. A power adapter provides full power to all connected USB 3.0 devices. Backward compatibility allows users to connect USB 2.0 devices to the USB 3.0 ports.

The 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Adapter, model TU3-H2PIE, connects to an available PCI Express port on a Window's based tower computer. A 4-pin power port connects to an internal power supply in order to provide full power to all connected USB 3.0 devices. Backward compatibility allows users to connect USB 2.0 devices to the USB 3.0 ports.

"USB 3.0 is like HD television-once you experience it, you won't go back," stated Zak Wood, Director of Global Marketing for TRENDnet. "The tremendous speed advantage of USB 3.0 (5Gbps) versus USB 2.0 (480Mbps) is driving strong consumer adoption. TRENDnet's user friendly adapters upgrade existing computers to high speed 5Gbps USB 3.0."

TRENDnet's 2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter, model TU3-H2EC, will be available from online and retail partners shortly.

The MSRP for the TU3-H2EC is U.S. $59.00.

TRENDnet's 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Adapter, model TU3-H2PIE, will be available from online and retail partners shortly.

The MSRP for the TU3-H2PIE is U.S. $49.00.
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7 Comments on TRENDnet Launches Two High Speed USB 3.0 Adapters

#1
caleb
Is this normal PCMCIA or some new thing ?
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Chomes
by: Fourstaff
Should be the normal PCMCIA
by: caleb
Is this normal PCMCIA or some new thing ?
It's a new standard , well it's an evolution, an improved version of the PCMCIA, mainly with more bandwith and some other features.

you can find more info on:

http://www.expresscard.org/web/site/about.jsp
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#4
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
ExpressCard 34mm is the interface.
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#5
Fourstaff
Opps, I have always thought that Express Card is PCMCIA :o
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#6

Kinda expensive, considering you can get a Gigabyte board with USB 3.0 for $109.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Taskforce
Kinda expensive, considering you can get a Gigabyte board with USB 3.0 for $109.
true. but for those of us with older systems that need really fast extrernal drive transfer speed it is worth it. obviously this costs less than upgrading an entire system.
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