LucidPort on a way to launch SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Storage Devices

LucidPort Technology will demonstrate fully functional SuperSpeed
USB 3.0 storage devices during the Intel Developers Forum from
September 22nd to 24th. This demo highlights SuperSpeed USB drives from
Netac, MacPower, Good Way Technology, and SSI Computer Corp. Many of
these SuperSpeed USB drives will be available in stores this year.

Designed with LucidPort’s USB300 USB 3.0 to SATA bridge
chip, these SuperSpeed USB drives can transfer up to 250 Mbytes/sec.
Existing USB 2.0 drives run between 25 to 35 Mbytes/sec. These drives
are fully backwards compatible to legacy USB 2.0/1.1 hosts and can
operate with the standard USB mass storage drivers found in Windows,
MacOS, and Linux PCs today.

SuperSpeed USB delivers ten times the performance of
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 while offering backward compatibility with the
billions of USB-enabled PCs and peripheral devices in use today. "The
market expects USB 3.0 to be fast," said Reid Augustin, VP, Product
Development at LucidPort. "The USB300 meets that challenge by making
the full SATA bandwidth accessible from USB."

USB300 samples and development boards are available now.


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