StarTech.com Announces Extensive USB 3.0 Connectivity Product Line

New product line includes USB 3.0 interface cards, hubs, cables, hard drive docks and enclosures allowing users to take advantage of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance and speed up external storage solutions

StarTech.com Announces Extensive USB 3.0 Connectivity Product Line

New product line includes USB 3.0 interface cards, hubs, cables, hard drive docks and enclosures allowing users to take advantage of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance and speed up external storage solutions

Groveport,OH - November 13, 2009 StarTech.com a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity and technology parts has announced the release of a wide selection of USB 3.0 interface cards, hubs, cables, hard drive docks and enclosures, that allow users to harness the distinct performance advantages of the new SuperSpeed USB/USB 3.0 interface.

“Initially, we are releasing USB 3.0 products focusing on applications that would most benefit from the dramatic performance boost offered by the new interface, specifically the transfer rate speeds, such as external storage” said Keith Rodrigues, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com. “Although USB 2.0 has provided easy connections for such applications, As more and more USB 3.0 devices become available from manufacturers in the coming weeks and months, our product offering will expand as the necessity for USB 3.0 connectivity solutions grows.”

The first releases from StarTech.com’s lineup of USB 3.0 products was the USB3SAB6 6ft USB 3.0 Cable (A to B - M/M), which is currently available for purchase directly from StarTech.com as well as leading technology distributors and resellers.

Upcoming StarTech.com USB 3.0 product releases that are currently available for pre-order include:

USB 3.0 Interface Cards:

  • The PEXUSB3S2 2 Port PCI Express USB 3.0 Card, which can be installed in a computer PCI Express slot to provide a connection to USB 3.0 compatible devices (available December, 2009)
  • The ECUSB3S2 2 Port ExpressCard USB 3.0 Card, which allows users to add two USB 3.0 connection ports to their ExpressCard-enabled laptop computer. (available December, 2009)

USB 3.0 External Storage:

  • The SATDOCKU3S - a single 2.5"/3.5" USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station - will be available in three different configurations, including two versions bundled with a PCI Express USB 3.0 Card and USB 3.0 ExpressCard (available January 2010)
  • External USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosures to follow in February

USB 3.0 Cables:

USB 3.0 Hubs and Adapters:

  • A USB 3.0 to SATA adapter, which allows for faster data transfers between SATA drives and PCs (February, 2010)
  • A USB 3.0 Hub, which provides users with more USB 3.0 peripheral connections (February, 2010)

StarTech.com’s extensive line of USB 3.0 products will be available from leading technology resellers including CDW, Dell, PC Connection, and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H and SYNNEX.

For more information 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 and technology parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

About SuperSpeed USB 3.0

“SuperSpeed” USB technology, also known as USB 3.0, is the most recent Universal Serial Bus standard to be released by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group. It supports data transfer rates of up to 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 version, and is backward compatible with existing USB devices.

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