New UASP-supported USB 3.0 Products from StarTech.com Deliver Fast, Reliable Performance for High-Speed External Storage

StarTech.com’s new UASP-supported USB 3.0 products offer IT professionals and prosumers an easy, reliable way to boost the speed and performance of external storage

Lockbourne, OH - March 27, 2014 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the availability of UASP-supported USB 3.0 storage products, which make it easy for IT professionals and prosumers to take advantage of the performance capability of Solid State storage (SSDs), through the fastest USB 3.0 transfer speeds available.

UASP, which stands for USB Attached SCSI Protocol, is a protocol that was introduced by the USB Implementers Forum which provides significantly faster performance than a traditional USB 3.0 connection which uses the BOT (Bulk Only Transport).

Users of Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or above), and Linux can all benefit from UASP’s improved performance. In testing, UASP performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance. At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

“UASP-supported USB 3.0 will become one of the most widely accepted data transfer interfaces, in the years to come” said Juliet Wei, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com’s Data Storage and Hard Drive Accessories product line. “The UASP products we’ve released to date offer IT professionals and prosumers a cost-effective way to get the most performance from their external USB 3.0 mass storage devices, especially when used with Solid State or hybrid drives”.

StarTech.com UASP-compatible products include:

Hard Drive Docks:

USB 3.0 SATA III Hard Drive Docking Station with UASP (SKU: SDOCKU33BV)
MSRP: $60.99 (USD) in the United States, $62.99 (CAN) in Canada, £44.20 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK

USB 3.0 Dual SATA III Hard Drive Docking Station with USB Hub, UASP support and Fan (SKU: SDOCK2U33HFB)
MSRP: $135.99 (USD) in the United States, $140.99 (CAN) in Canada, £108.79 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK

Hard Drive Enclosures:

2.5” USB 3.0 SATA III SSD/HDD Drive Enclosure (SKU: S2510BMU33)
MSRP: $32.99 (USD) in the United States, $33.99 (CAN) in Canada, £23.99 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK

2.5” Aluminum USB 3.0 SATA III Hard Drive Enclosure w/ UASP - Height up to 12.5mm (SKU:S2510SM12U33 )
MSRP: $44.99 (USD) in the United States, $46.99 (CAN) in Canada, £28.50 GBP exc. VAT) in the UK

3.5” USB 3.0 External SATA III Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP (SKU: S3510BMU33)
MSRP: $58.99 (USD) in the United States, $60.99 (CAN) in Canada, £42.99 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK

3.5” USB 3.0 & eSATA External SATA III Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP - Trayless (SKU: S3510BMU33ET)
MSRP: $71.99 (USD) in the United States, $73.99 (CAN) in Canada, £52.00 GBP exc. VAT) in the UK

USB 3.0/eSATA Dual 3.5” SATA III Hard Drive External RAID Enclosure w/ UASP and Fan (SKU: S3520BU33ER)
MSRP: $118.99(USD) in the United States, $ 122.99 (CAN) in Canada, £94.7 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK

For more information about StarTech.com’s UASP-enabled USB 3.0 products, please visit www.startech.com/hdd

StarTech.com’s UASP-compatible products are available from leading technology resellers including CDW, Newegg.com, Amazon.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H, SYNNEX and ASI.

For more questions about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

About StarTech.com
StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, The United Kingdom, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

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