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LucidPort Starts Shipping First USB 3.0 to SATA Bridge Chip

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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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USB 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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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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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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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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Is this the same company that makes the "Lucid" chip for multiple graphics card scaling? When is that coming out?
 

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yay, USB 3.0 external cages - we kinda need em
 

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What 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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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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It 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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Just make all wires fiber optics for god sakes...:banghead:
 
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OMG 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. :eek: