a leading provider of high-performance storage subsystems, is announcing the company first single bay USB 3.0 product, the TowerSTOR TS1U-B. Compared to HighSpeed USB 2.0, this brand new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 product provides 10x the data bandwidth (up to 5Gb/s). The USB 3.0’s giant performance gain relieves the data bandwidth bottleneck associated with USB 2.0 when the HDD/SDD data transfer exceeds the external USB cable bandwidth.
The Sans Digital TowerSTOR TS1U-B single bay enclosure supports 3.5” SATA hard drives with USB 3.0 interface. The fan-less design on the TS1U-B makes it an ideal storage solution for environment that requires total silence such as in an audio/video studio. Unlike typical hard drive enclosures, the specially designed heat stink is integrated to the chassis to provide cooling for the hard drives without additional cooling-fans.
The new USB 3.0 specification provides up to 5Gbps of data bandwidth which is 10x faster than the speed of USB 2.0. High performance hard drives can now utilize the increased bandwidth to provide maximum data transfer speed. USB 3.0 is versatile and allows backward compatibility with USB 2.0 ports when USB 3.0 port is unavailable. USB 3.0 technology allows your computer or server to transfer data with an external device in an astonishing speed and is available with most of the newer computer devices on the market today.
For customers who currently do not have USB 3.0 on their computer, he or she can opt to get a Sans Digital 2U3PCIE Generation-2 PCIE USB 3.0 controller card. Even though the 2U3PCIE is a PCIE 2.0 (Gen-2) device, it is backward compatible to work in any x1, x2, x4, x16 PCIE 1.0 or 2.0 slot. “With USB 3.0, consumers could now enjoy high speed data transfer via external storage devices without USB 2.0 bandwidth limitations,” quoted by Stanley Chan, Director of Business Development of Sans Digital. The TS1U-B is valued at an affordable cost of $59.