If you read our USB 3.0 host controller roundup you might've noticed the Renesas µD720201 as one of the contestants. Back then we had to rely on a reference card, but now Buffalo has launched a retail card based on Renesas latest generation of USB 3.0 host controllers.
So far we've only seen performance boosting software for USB 3.0 data transfer from ASRock, but now Asus has launched its own take, alongside a set of new drivers for ASMedia's USB 3.0 host controllers which adds UASP support. We did a quick and dirty speed test with the new drivers to see if there
Although we're not entirely surprised, Renesas has passed the USB-IF certification for its most recent USB 3.0 host controllers, the µPD720201 and the µPD720202. We're most likely looking at the last host controllers to get certification this year, although we know that both Etron and ASMedia are looking at the four port market.
We've already written about HighPoint's peculiar RocketU 1144A USB 3.0 card and now the company has gone and made things even more confusing with the introduction of the RocketU 1144AR. The R on the end of the model name stands for RAID and no, we have no idea why you'd need a four port USB 3.0 controller
Need some extra storage space? How about a lot of extra storage space? Well, it looks like Seagate has decided to push external storage up a notch with the announcement of its new GoFlex Desk drive with a capacity of 4TB. It's not clear if we're looking at a single 4TB drive, of if Seagate
Today we're kicking off something new here at VR-Zone with the introduction of the first feature written by a guest writer. If this proves to be popular we'll be doing more of these kinds of stories about various topics written by industry insiders from a wide range of technology companies. So please click on through
A lot of people have been disappointed over Apple's lack of interest in the USB 3.0 standard, but thanks to a little bird, VR-Zone has heard that the company is still looking at USB 3.0 as a potential feature to add on future products. As to when and how this might happen is not something
Judging by today's announcement, Renesas has realised that it only has so much time left in the so far for the company, very profitable USB 3.0 host controller market and it's now branching into other USB 3.0 markets. As such the company has announced its first USB 3.0 peripheral chip, the µPD720230 which is a
Believe us when we say that this is one of the most epic reviews we've ever put together. Not because it was the hardest roundup we've ever done, but it's by far the most time consuming one and it doesn't even have anything to do with the benchmarks we ran. We thought it'd be a
Now that USB 3.0 has started making its way into mainstream consumer electronics devices such as notebooks and certain media players, it is only expected that peripherals utilizing the new high-speed interface will eventually start popping up all over the market. And from the looks of it, Planex is no exception in the migration to
Renesas has gone from being the sole USB 3.0 host controller maker to a company that's in a very competitive market with a handful of competitors, most of which offer far more affordable solutions. As such the company is now looking at lowering its pricing, but apparently this won't come into effect until early next
This one has been a long time coming, but VLI (VIA Labs Inc.) has finally gained the much needed certification from the USB-IF for its VL800 and VL801 USB 3.0 host controllers. The good news for consumers are that finally you can buy any USB 3.0 host controller and know that it has received
Beyond being a data interface, one of the best and possibly most well used features of the USB interface these days is as a charging standard for a wide range of devices, least not for phones. The USB-IF has already provisioned a couple of USB charging standards under the USB Battery Charging specification which is
If you're one of those people who's always on the lookout for something strange or peculiar to fit in your computer, then HighPoint might just have what you're after, well, at least as long as a rather unusual USB 3.0 card will satisfy your needs. The card in question is the RocketU 1144A and
Silicon Power is launching its latest USB 3.0 flash drive, M60, which has a capacity of up to 64GB and weighs just 15g.
VLI's NAND Flash controller has been long time coming and the company has finally announced the VL751 today. It's an affordable single-chip NAND Flash controller for USB 3.0 Flash drives. Not only should it allow for more affordable USB 3.0 Flash drives, but we should also see improved performance compared to many solutions currently in
Cisco Linksys has announced their new range of switches – 5-Port SE1500 Fast Ethernet switch, SE2500 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch and SE2800 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch – and AE1000 high performance wireless-N USB adapter for home office and entertainment use.
AREA introduces USB powered Micron2 microscope which allows 200x electronic magnification. More details inside.
In today's day and age where the need for ready access to data on the move via portable storage devices is something most people cannot afford to go without, it would make sense that such devices will need to be able to offer more in terms of storage capacity and user confort. And leave it
With external storage devices such as portable hard disks now being neccessities for keeping one's data portable, it would make sense that users will crave products which allow them to show off their individuality in a sea of similar-looking devices. And as far as Seagate is concerned, the best way to fulfill such a need