Renesas is the spin off company from NEC who’s already making waves with their newest announcement of a USB 3.0 host controller which supports four downstream ports.
This means the chip will provide more USB 3.0 ports to a motherboard, PCI card or embedded system applications.Â In addition the new controller reduces it’s power consumption and increases performance.
Renesas claims a 40% increase with this new controller, and I hate to say it, but that is a big jump from previous controllers – so I’m not totally convinced.Â So it’ll need to be one of those “guilty until proven innocent” situations.
USB 3.0 hard drives and flash drives will be gaining popularity in 2011.Â As with any commodity product, if you have a lot, you need something to manage them.Â The new Nexcopy USB Duplicator SSUSB160PC is designed for the job – can manage any number of bulk flash drive up-loads or off-loads.
The SSUSB160PC is the first SuperSpeed USB duplicator we’ve seen in the market.Â We read it can duplicate 32GBs of data in about 6 minutes…just imagine how much time that will save for the promotional guys or the corporate IT guys who need to deploy loads of data on USB.
Granted you’ll need to pony up for some expensive 3.0 drives, but if you’ve got the money for that, you’ve got the money for the $1,499 USB duplicator as well.
The USB copier by Nexcopy Inc. can also perform some other tasks, like unique data streaming to each port, or data collecting information OFF the flash drive.Â So whether it be duplication, copying or streaming, the Nexcopy unit appears to be the ticket.
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