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Intel: two more Thunderbolt controllers this year

January 7, 2013 - 05:36 AM

Fudzilla reports that Intel is currently working on two more Thunderbolt controllers. The current controllers feature the Port Ridge 2210 chip, which, with a TDP of 0.7 watts, is the most efficient chip available. Unfortunately, its performance is li...

PCI-Express 3.0 raid controllers by Adaptec

September 7, 2012 - 10:06 AM

Adaptec has launched a new line of raid controllers based on the PCI-Express 3.0 interface. The cards are part of the Series 7 family and have (dependent on the model) 8, 16, or 25 SATA/SAS 6 Gbps connectors. Thanks to a new controller chip, the perf...

More information on ASUS' Thunderbolt expansion card

June 16, 2012 - 10:07 AM

Last week, during the Computex conference, ASUS demonstrated a Thunderbolt expansion card, which receives sufficient bandwidth from its PCI-Express x4 connector to power a single Thunderbolt connector at full speed (10 Gbps). The card also has a Di...

NEC updates firmware USB 3.0 controller

February 9, 2010 - 03:44 PM

NEC is one of the few manufacturers currently capable of shipping large quantities of USB 3.0 controllers, resulting in the chip's implementation in several motherboards and seperate PCI-Express x1 expansion cards. Apparently, the USB 3.0 interface s...

ECS introduces new USB3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps expansion cards

January 21, 2010 - 04:59 PM

The coming of the new USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps standards allows the speeds of both internal and external storage devices to be increased significantly. Shamefully, only few motherboards feature support for the standards at this point. Integrating addi...

More ports with Addonics SATA-multiplier

September 17, 2009 - 03:52 PM

Addonics has presented a new controller which allows up to five devices to be connected to a single SATA port. The so-called SATA-port multiplier is called HPM XA and is compatible with the traditional hard disks, solid-state drives and optical drive...

OCZ presents new Z-Drive SSD

September 3, 2009 - 04:12 PM

In April, OCZ launched the Z-Drive, a combination of a fast PCI-Express raidcontroller and multiple SSD drives in a single chassis. By using the raidcontroller with a PCI-Express 4x interface and 256MB cahce memory, the Z-Drive was capable of beating...

New ASUS SATA 6 Gbps controller

September 1, 2009 - 05:56 PM

During the Computex conference, several motherboards equipped with a SATA 6 Gbps controller were already shown. This third-generation SATA interface has twice the bandwidth of its predecessor, a feature that should certainly come in handy with the ne...

Intel introduces new SAS 6 Gbps RAID-controller

July 30, 2009 - 04:36 PM

Intel has introduced a new raidcontroller that is compatible with the latest generation of 6G SAS harddisks with a 6 Gbps interface. The controller is branded RS2BL080 and is based on the LSI's SAS2108 6 Gb/s RAID chip. This chip is designed to work...

SIS working on SSD controllers

February 26, 2009 - 04:01 PM

Because SiS is losing territory in the chipset market, the company has started developing other technologies, namely those of SSD storage. LinkVast Technologies, part of the SiS Group, is now working solely on the designing of SSD controllers. That...

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