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Vantec Announces a Comprehensive Line of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Products

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Vantec Thermal Technologies, a worldwide leader specializing in computer accessories announces four new products utilizing the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface including two hard drive enclosures—one for each form factor, a PCI-Express card and an ExpressCard/34 adapter.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is the next generation bus interface offering transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps (625Mbps) and it is fully backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1. The new 2.5" and 3.5" enclosures will be based off of Vantec's popular NexStar 3 Hard Drive Enclosures and will be initially available in Onyx Black and boast a mirror finish.

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another one with external power to the PCI-E 1x device.
still havent heard why they'd need that, i figured 1x slots could still push out decent power.
 
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Yes, with x1 video cards drawing upwards of 40w and not needing a separate power source, I question it as well.

Without an explanation from Vantec or any of the other manufacturers, I won't be buything these devices any time soon.
 
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If its 3.5" drives i can understand. But 2.5" shouldnt need it. I wish i could have a dual 3.5" USB 3.0 drive set. Id get an expansion card for USB 3.0 and skip eSATA.
 

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oh that might be it actually, voltage.

what voltage do PCI-E slots offer? 5V and 12V?