A Belkin apresentou quatro novos produtos SuperSpeed USB 3.0. As placas PCIe e ExpressCard adicionam duas portas USB 3.0 ao seu computador; cada uma custará US$ 80 e será lançada em abril nos Estados Unidos.

Os outros produtos são cabos USB 3.0, mas seus preços desanimam: US$ 40 (1,2 metros) e US$ 50 (2,4 metros).

Belkin Introduces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Products

* SuperSpeed USB 3.0 products deliver transfer speeds of up to three times faster than USB 2.0
* Download HD movies, charge mobile devices, and transfer videos and photos from your camera to your computer more quickly with SuperSpeed USB 3.0

(Playa Vista, CA) – February 23, 2010 – Belkin announces a new line of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 products, including a PCIe Add-In Card, ExpressCard, and Premium A-B and Micro-B Cables. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 products provide a high rate of transfer speed that allows you to move content-rich media back and forth between different devices.

USB 3.0 is specified to transfer at five gigabits per second, or 10 times faster than USB 2.0*. In our tests we observed speeds of up to 180 megabits per second, or three times faster than USB 2.0, which is a great improvement for activities such as large file transfers. USB 3.0 products are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices and will interoperate with them as well.

With SuperSpeed USB 3.0 products, you can do the following faster than before:
# Download HD movies and other multimedia
# Transfer high-bandwidth media and files back and forth
# Charge and sync devices, like a digital camera or smartphone

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCIe Add-In Card

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ExpressCard™

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Premium A-B Cable, 4 ft.
STATISTIC

# An In-Stat 2008 report shows more than 3 billion USB-enabled devices currently being shipped.
# According to The NPD Group data from February 2010, Belkin is the current market leader in USB connectivity**.

AVAILABILITY

# April 2010 in the US
# May 2010 in Canada.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCIe Add-In Card (F4U023) – $79.99

* Connects up to 127 USB devices (through cascading additional hubs)
* Supports plug and play and hot-swap functionality

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ExpressCard™ (F4U024) – $79.99

* Fully compliant with ExpressCard specification 1.0 and Universal Serial Bus 3.0 specification Revision 1.0
* Supports plug and play and hot-swap functionality
* Connects up to 127 USB devices (through cascading additional hubs)

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Premium A-B Cable, 4 ft.(F3U158-04) – $39.99 ; 8 ft. (F3U158-08) – $49.99

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Premium Micro-B Cable, 4 ft. (F3U165-04) – $39.99; 8 ft. (F3U165-08) – $49.99