Items tagged with eSata

LaCie is looking to take advantage of the Thunderbolt interface on new Macs with an eSATA hub. Users can connect eSATA drives to their Macs without relying on an ExpressCard slot (and getting slightly better 3Gb/s performance). The hubs each have two Thunderbolt ports, making daisy-chaining devices possible and apparently without losing performance. LaCie says that you can have up to a dozen eSATA devices running on a daisy chain at once (using up to six hubs), including display and storage devices. The hubs are available for sale now for $199. Upgrade Existing Storage with the LaCie eSATA Hub... Read more...
With USB 3.0 becoming the port of choice for many new notebooks and desktops, many accessory companies are now looking to provide peripherals that convert other formats to USB 3.0. It's a fight for compatibility, and NewerTech is now introducing a new adapter that makes any eSATA hard drives compatible with USB 3.0. The idea is simple: if you have an eSATA storage device, but you'd rather use it via USB 3.0, this adapter will make it happen for $29.95. It offers performance of up to 247MB/s reads and 206.4MB/s writes for the fastest data transfer rates available with external data storage/backup.... Read more...
StarTech launched two new 4-Drive External Hard Drive Docking Stations that support both USB and eSATA connectivity. Both of these new docking stations also accept 2.5- or 3.5-inch SATA or SSD drives. StarTech claims these new docking stations are the first in the market to offer support for four drives simultaneously. The new SATDOCK4U3E offers USB 3.0 and eSATA connectivity while the SATDOCK4U2E  offers USB 2.0 and eSATA connectivty. StarTech.com Launches the First SATA Hard Drive Docking Stations to Support Four Drives Simultaneously New 4-Drive Docking Stations offer eSATA and USB host... Read more...
It's a USB flash drive, or is it? Active Media Products, which is a mainstay in the flash memory and storage industries, has just released a unique new take on the typical flash drive, and rather than usign the new USB 3.0 standard, they're choosing to use something else entirely: eSATA.eSATA is an underutilized port that transfers data far quicker than USB, but early models required an accompanying USB port for power, so many people just overlooked it. Now, many eSATA ports have USB capabilities built in so that power can also be ported through, and if you need a new flash drive with USB 3.0-like... Read more...
If you've been getting used using USB 2.0, and you have no intentions of ever upgrading, LaCie may have the thing to sway you against your better wishes. The storage company has today introduced an expansion to their "Rugged" family, as the Rugged eSATA slips in to provide users faster transfer rates than they're used to while also freeing up a USB port for some other duty.The Rugged drive isn't changed in design (well, aside from that different looking port), but now with the Power eSATA connector, users can expect speeds up to 90MB/s in a mobile, portable form factor - without compromising bus... Read more...
When you think of buying a new flash drive, the company "Kanguru Solutions" probably doesn't come to mind. Well, until now. Said outfit has just released one of the most interesting and unique USB memory drives to come out in quite some time, and considering just how hard it is to make a flash drive "unique," we couldn't help but have a look.The 64GB Kanguru e-Flash (up from its prior 32GB version) is more than just a high-capacity USB key; it's one with both USB and eSATA connectivity. The drive features connectors on both ends enabling users to connect via USB or eSATA, with the latter promising... Read more...
Silicon Power Portable eSATA/USB SSD II Portable Drive ~ Dual Interface, Twice the Experience Silicon Power, the leading brand among Solid State Disk (SSD) Manufacturers lifts the benchmark another notch with their new Portable eSATA / USB SSD II. It is the world’s first eSATA (eSATA; External Serial ATA) /USB dual interface portable SSD drive. The new drive emphasis the convenience of USB connection and the ultra fast performance of eSATA interface as an external drive. Overall, the drive has excellent aesthetics and the performance to match. Having won rave reviews with their 64GB eSATA /USB... Read more...
Rugged XL: A Resilient, High Capacity, Hard Disk for Creative DesktopsPORTLAND, OR - LaCie is proud to announce the Rugged XL, a super-sized expansion to LaCie’s award-winning line of Rugged hard drives. Showcasing more than just its extra-large exterior, the Rugged XL doubles capacity to 1TB. The Rugged XL leverages the design and durability of the popular Rugged drive, offering an aluminum casing for superior protection on your desktop, as well as the signature orange rubber sleeve. Taking advantage of the Rugged’s reputation for resilience, the Rugged XL also features an internal bumper and... Read more...
  Kanguru Solutions Releases First Of Its Kind eSATA + USB Flash Drive November 19, 2008 09:17 AM Eastern Time - MILLIS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kanguru Solutions, announces the release of the Kanguru e-Flash™, a cutting edge flash drive with both eSATA and USB connectivity. Utilizing eSATA (External Serial ATA) technology allows the Kanguru e-Flash to achieve performance speeds never before obtainable with standard USB Flash Drives. This performance, coupled with large storage capacities means the Kanguru e-Flash can handle any application or data file, regardless of size. In addition... Read more...
Anandtech has published a review of the ULI-based ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 motherboard. With complete SLI x16 support, this budget offering provides surprising performance for an exceptionally low price. For those in the market for a cheap SLI-capable motherboard, this new board from ASRock might actually warrant your attention. Then again, NVIDIA's recent acquisition of ULI might make finding this board more than a bit difficult in the next few months. In the video area, the inclusion of dual PCI Express x16 slots provides x16 SLI capability for... Read more...
Though it's capable of CrossFire support, the ASRock 775XFire-eSATA2 won't be breaking any speed records. Even so, with a price tag of around $80, this motherboard looks to be a great mainstream solution. "ASRock brings another cost/performance motherboard into the market with CrossFire capabilities. The 775XFire-eSATA2 is not the fastest motherboard, nor is it expected to be. However, as far as mainstream goes, a new chipset and CrossFire on the cheap is the right combination."... Read more...
For some, a simple USB thumb drive is not enough portable storage, even at its largest capacity.  Whether it's for backup purposes or there's a need to carry gobs of data around, there is no better alternative to hard drive capacities.  Retail external drive kits can be pricey, which is where Vantec comes in with their NexStar3 with eSATA Interface.  This enclosure lets you drop in your own hard drive and make it as portable as can be.  Married with the right hard drive, this package can offer sizeable external space along with excellent transfer rates."External hard drive enclosures... Read more...