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LucidPort Starts Shipping First USB 3.0 to SATA Bridge Chip

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    What the heck are they going to call USB 4.0 if they ever come up with it?
     
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    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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    USB 10.0 will be called warp-speed. :rolleyes:
     
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    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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    e-sata :)

    i think it will come the new standard maybe?
     
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    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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    Warp? You heretic!
    Just joking...
     
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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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    I cant wait to try it out I, will it be an expensive luxury at first I wonder
     
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    yay, USB 3.0 external cages - we kinda need em
     
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    ULTRA SPEED... and then... M-M-M-MONSTER SPEED... speed... speed... speed...
     
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    MEGA SPEED. ULTRA SPEED. MONSTER SPEED. GODLIKE SPEED!


    What, i'm sure these guys play unreal tournament still.
     
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    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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    You guys forgot Ultra-mega Chicken Speed.
     
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    Just buy an eSATA cage.
     
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    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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    LocidLogix is a different company.
     
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    Just make all wires fiber optics for god sakes...:banghead:
     
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    OMG nobody??? LUDACRIS SPEEEEEED!!!
     
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    And USB 11.0 will be called "Trans-warp Speed".
     
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    First that came to my mind :D

    One of my fav movies.
     
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    what about "we going to plad"
     
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    I can't believe I didn't think of it. I just watched it less than a week ago, too. I feel ashamed. :eek:
     
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