Thursday, September 16th 2010

VLI Designs New Performance USB 3.0 Flash Drive Controller

VIA's subsidiary that deals with cutting-edge technology devices (while its parent company works on proven/stable technologies) VLI, is out with a new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 flash drive controller, the VLI VL750, that lets manufacturers design flash drives with transfer speeds of over 100 MB/s at cost-effective price points. The controller connects USB 3.0 to a 30 nm class or 20 nm class NAND flash chip. In USB 2.0 mode, the controller still supports transfer rates of up to 35 MB/s. Other notable features of this controller include support for USB-attached SCSI Protocol (UASP), Bulk-only Transport (BOT), wear-leveling that minimizes reduction in stability over time, and ECC to minimize data errors caused by hardware faults. The new chip is currently sampling, with the company designing a reference-design flash drive driven by it. Flash drives based on this shouldn't be too far away.
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3 Comments on VLI Designs New Performance USB 3.0 Flash Drive Controller

#1
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Very cool, my next USB flash drive will be USB 3.0.
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Mussels
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by: newtekie1
Very cool, my next USB flash drive will be USB 3.0.
same.


i'm waiting on ones that arent too big and chunky however, i have no USB 3.0 front ports so i need something that can nestle in amongst all the other cable crap at the back of the case.
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Wile E
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by: newtekie1
Very cool, my next USB flash drive will be USB 3.0.
Worth it, even with USB 2.0 ports. In a 2.0 port, mine writes twice as fast as my fastest USB 2.0 drive.
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