VIA Labs Inc. or VLI had a few new USB 3.0 solutions to show off as well at Computex, some rather interesting solutions and some other ones that have a lot more practical usage. VLI has as yet to pass USB-IF certification for its host controllers, but is expecting to do so later this month,
During Computex we tried to meet up with as many of the USB 3.0 host controller makers as we had a chance to do. Etron has proven to be a popular choice with several motherboard manufacturers and although its host controller is the largest of the ones available, Etron was also one of the first
During Computex we took the opportunity to talk to ASMedia, a local Taiwanese company that is known for its USB 3.0 host controllers, but makes so much more. So don’t be afraid, click on through for a visit to the world of USB 3.0, SATA 6Gbps and much more.
Computex 2011 starts tomorrow, but that hasn't stopped Team VR from getting inside Nangang Exhibition Hall ahead of time. Read on to see what we managed to find!
Good news for everyone with a Gigabyte or ASRock motherboard (or any other motherboard for that matter) with an Etron EJ168 USB 3.0 host controller, as it has finally passed the USB-IF certification. This controller was first demoed at Computex last year, but it's taken this long to gain the stamp of approval needed to
It seems like hell froze over and pigs flew today, at least at the USB-IF as ASMedia has as the first Taiwanese USB 3.0 host controller manufacturer gained certification. So what's all the fuss about? Well, for one, ASMedia is the first Taiwanese USB 3.0 host controller maker to pass the certification process, which is
So far the only product that we've been aware of that features VLI's four-port USB 3.0 host controller has been a mini-ITX motherboard from Zotac, but now add-on card manufacturers have started to release products based on the VL800 USB 3.0 host controller. The advantage here is that there's no need for multiple host controllers
Akasa is a company with a very wide products range, with most of them focus around computer cases, accessories, power and cooling products. Today we are going to have a look at one of their case accessories, the Baymaster S, which promises to make the 3.5” bay of your computer case useful again.
With the need to be mobile being greater than ever before, most of us have taken to storing our important data on removable storage devices such as external hard disks and flash drives, and for good reason. However, what happens what users start demanding even greater speeds in the process of transfering data from one's
It seems like this week is a good week for getting certified by the USB-IF, as following AMD's and Fresco Logic's announcements earlier this week, it's now Texas Instruments time to get no less than two USB 3.0 host controllers certified. TI is also the first company to get a four port USB 3.0 host
It's been a slow progress, but we're finally starting to get some alternatives to Renesas USB 3.0 chips and today the USB-IF also announced the first USB 3.0 certified chipsets courtesy of AMD. Fresco Logic also got its FL1009 USB 3.0 host controller certified today which is a viable alternative to Renesas two port solution
Remember how we posted news about various hardware reportedly in short supply as a result of factories either shutting down or operating at less than optimal productivity? Well, the latest information we have seems to suggest that DRAMs are not the only products facing shortages: USB 3.0 controllers have also been affected as well.
How much hard disk space is enough for a typical content creator's needs? 1TB? 1.5TB? Or perhaps even 2TB? Well, Western Digital thinks that even that amount is insufficient today considering how the digital landscape has evolved. And its solution? Why, a new external strorage which boasts an astronomical 6TB of data storage capacity. Are
Today might be only the second day of CeBIT, but it seems that ASUS is not about to sit down and take it easy in this particular exhibition. Unveiled today at ASUS's booth in the exhibit are three new consumer electronics device, and they come in the form of a new Blu-ray player, a Blu-ray
So what's all the fuss about? Well, Intel and Apple has announced the launch and availability (at least in Apple's products) of a new co-developed I/O interface previously known as Light Peak, but it now goes under the name of Thunderbolt. The new interface uses the same physical connector as the mini DisplayPort interface and
Various hardware vendors have already adopted USB 3.0 as the choice for the next-generation high speed connection. Nowadays, USB 3.0 peripherals and computers have started popping up but Apple has yet to adapt it? A report is now pointing that Apple will adopt Light Peak instead of USB 3.0 for its products "in the near future".
Sharkoon has announced the DriveLink USB 3.0, a nifty contraption designed to connect any SATA devices to your PC via an USB 3.0 interface.
Wouldn't it be nice if our thumbdrives could be made disposable like sheets of paper on a notepad so that users don't have to keep hunting for their tiny flash storage devices that always seems to have a knack for mysteriously disappearing ? Well, it appears that a design company known as Art Lebedev Studio has
With rated speeds of up to 195MB/sec read and 160MB/sec write, the Kingston HyperX MAX 3.0 is one of the fastest 2.5" external USB 3.0 storage devices around. Is it hardy enough to entice mobile road warriors and fast enough for speed demons?
Card readers don't tend to be all that exciting these days, mostly because they all do the same job and perform about the same. Not so with the new CR-8600 from PhotoFast which is one of the first multi-format USB 3.0 card readers to hit the market. It offers three to four times the performance