Monday, July 27th 2009

LucidPort Starts Shipping First USB 3.0 to SATA Bridge Chip

LucidPort Technology commenced shipping of the industry's first USB 3.0 to SATA bridge chip, the LucidPort USB300. The chip connects a SATA II hard drive, or solid state drive to a USB Full-speed 1.1, Hi-speed 2.0, and Super-speed 3.0 port. It supports native command queuing (NCQ), AES 128/256-bit encryption, and transfer-rates as high as 210 MB/s when used with Windows Mass Storage driver. It offers even higher transfer-rates when used with the new USB-attached SCSI (UAS) driver. The most prominent applications of this chip includes external hard-drives, and external drive enclosures. Competitors such as PLX, Fujitsu, and Faraday Electronics, etc., are expected to release similar chips later this year.
Source: TechConnect Magazine
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23 Comments on LucidPort Starts Shipping First USB 3.0 to SATA Bridge Chip

#1
crazy pyro
btarunrUSB Full-speed 1.1, Hi-speed 2.0, and Super-speed 3.0 port.
What the heck are they going to call USB 4.0 if they ever come up with it?
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#2
Meecrob
I think by that time USB and SATA will merge into some kinda unholy chimera thats got the flaws of both but lacks at least some of the strengths of each.
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
crazy pyroWhat the heck are they going to call USB 4.0 if they ever come up with it?
USB 10.0 will be called warp-speed. :rolleyes:
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#4
crazy pyro
I'm guessing I'd need to bolt the USB device to the wall (none specific as I'm damned happy with what I have in terms of USB devices).
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#5
jamesrt2004
MeecrobI think by that time USB and SATA will merge into some kinda unholy chimera thats got the flaws of both but lacks at least some of the strengths of each.
e-sata :)

i think it will come the new standard maybe?
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#6
Meecrob
Its what Im voting for, after reading about it, esata/sata can support the same kind of devices as USB, but at higher bandwidth, sounds win/win to me.
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#7
Easo
btarunrUSB 10.0 will be called warp-speed. :rolleyes:
Warp? You heretic!
Just joking...
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#8
erocker
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Is this the same company that makes the "Lucid" chip for multiple graphics card scaling? When is that coming out?
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#9
john625
I cant wait to try it out I, will it be an expensive luxury at first I wonder
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#10
Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
yay, USB 3.0 external cages - we kinda need em
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#11
hat
Enthusiast
crazy pyroWhat the heck are they going to call USB 4.0 if they ever come up with it?
ULTRA SPEED... and then... M-M-M-MONSTER SPEED... speed... speed... speed...
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#12
Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
MEGA SPEED. ULTRA SPEED. MONSTER SPEED. GODLIKE SPEED!


What, i'm sure these guys play unreal tournament still.
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#13
hat
Enthusiast
My post was actually a UT99 reference... it goes double kill, multi kill, ultra kill, M-M-M-MONSTER KILL... kill... kill... later UT's added the somewhat tasteless "HOLY SHIT!!" after monster kill

Godlike was a title given if you got either 20 or 25 kills without dying, I forgot which
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#14
Wile E
Power User
You guys forgot Ultra-mega Chicken Speed.
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#15
Wile E
Power User
odameyerCan't wait for this, my USB Hard drive only does 29mb/s :shadedshu
Just buy an eSATA cage.
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#16
Wile E
Power User
odameyerIt uses a proprietary case, so I can't do so. I might do that for my 160GB HDD.
What do you mean? What brand is it? It's still just a hard drive in a box. Take the hard drive out of it, throw the case in the junk bin, and put the hard drive in an eSATA case.
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#17
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
erockerIs this the same company that makes the "Lucid" chip for multiple graphics card scaling? When is that coming out?
LocidLogix is a different company.
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#18
Nemesis881
Just make all wires fiber optics for god sakes...:banghead:
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#19
Papahyooie
crazy pyroWhat the heck are they going to call USB 4.0 if they ever come up with it?
OMG nobody??? LUDACRIS SPEEEEEED!!!
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#20
Static~Charge
btarunrUSB 10.0 will be called warp-speed. :rolleyes:
And USB 11.0 will be called "Trans-warp Speed".
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#21
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PapahyooieOMG nobody??? LUDACRIS SPEEEEEED!!!
First that came to my mind :D

One of my fav movies.
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#22
Meecrob
what about "we going to plad"
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#23
Wile E
Power User
PapahyooieOMG nobody??? LUDACRIS SPEEEEEED!!!
I can't believe I didn't think of it. I just watched it less than a week ago, too. I feel ashamed. :o
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