VIA announces industry’s fastest USB 3.0 controller

Shane McGlaun - Jan 6, 2010
VIA announces industry’s fastest USB 3.0 controller

Two main categories of news releases have been coming out of CES so far this year including USB 3.0 tech and 3D news. VIA has announced what it claims to be the industry's fastest USB 3.0 controller at CES adding its name to the list of new USB 3.0 gear announced at the show so far.

The USB 3.0 to SATA controller is called the VIA VL700 and is a highly integrated single chip solution that lets users connect SATA HDDs, SSDs, and optical drives to the PC via USB 3.0 ports. The controller is capable of data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps.

The device is compatible with SATA 3Gbps and 1.5Gbps transfer rates and NCQ. The controller also supports data transfer from DVD and Blu-ray drives attached to USB 3.0 ports.

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