VIA VL700, SATA to USB 3.0
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Written by Benoit Lamamy
Published on January 6, 2010
VIA have announced their VL700 USB 3.0 SATA controller as the fastest on the market, something that of course remains to be proved. It should find a place in SSDs that offer both SATA and USB interfaces as well as in cases for external drives.
The VL700 offers support for both SATA 3Gbps and 1.5Gbps transfer rates, as well as NCQ and allows you to transform an SATA device into a USB 3.0 one (compatible with DVD and Blu-Ray optical players).
The number of USB 3.0 compatible controllers and components is growing fast, which is promising in terms of rapid implementation of the standard.
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