Date: April 2nd, 2010
Article by: (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Vantec
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VANTEC SUPERSPEED USB 3.0 CARD INTRODUCTION
About ten years ago, the move to USB 2.0 from USB 1.1 resulted in a pretty big jump in performance – a theoretical 480 Mbps with USB 2.0 versus 12 Mbps with USB 1.1. Now that USB 3.0 is out and making its way into the home PC market, users have another big performance leap to look forward to – a theoretical 4.8 Gbps transfer rate. There's no doubt that the growing trend of storing and transferring large files like HD videos and high resolution photos can take full advantage of this new technology. The best part is you don't have to buy a new motherboard to add USB 3.0 performance to your current system. A more economical way to make the transition is to install a PCI-e card like the Vantec Superspeed 2-Port USB 3.0 card, which this review will focus on. I'm excited to try it out, so let's take a closer look.
VANTEC CORPORATE PROFILE
Founded in 1994, and headquartered in Fremont , CA , Vantec is a leading brand of computer accessories that provides a complete line of Storage, Thermal, and Mobile solutions. We are devoted to every computer user from mainstream to enthusiast. Our goal is to provide a complete and affordable line of products for all computing needs.
At Vantec, we strive for innovation and to demonstrate this, we are leading the scene of the Build-Your-Own-Drive market with our popular NexStar® External Hard Drive Enclosure Series. The bold colors and mirror finish on the NexStar® , changed industry outlook and put back the WOW factor. Vantec set a new standard and personalized it. No longer does an external enclosure have to look boring. Passing the 1 million units milestone in 2007, Vantec continue to expand its successful NexStar® series along with the EZ-Swap®, LapCool, Stealth, AeroFlow, Tornado and Iceberq lines.
We understand that technology is changing faster than ever, and in 2003, we established an R&D and Sales office in Taiwan . Through this expansion, we are constantly integrating innovative technology to our products. Late 2009, we expanded our worldwide presence by establishing a new office in Guangzhou , China . Now with a world-wide distribution network, Vantec products can be seen across the globe.