Monthly Archive: November 2009

Nov 30 2009

New HDD Dock features USB 3.0 support

On November 19, Sharkoon introduced the USB 3.0 Quickport HDD dock, a docking station with an external USB 3.0 interface for SATA hard disk drives. A SATA hard drive inserted into the docking station can utilize the greater speed provided by USB 3.0 when connected to a SuperSpeed USB supported computer. HDD docks are utilized …

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Nov 17 2009

USB Battery Charging Test Tool For Mobile Phones, Devices

Recently, Allion announced a USB Battery Charging Test Fixture pre-sale, which runs through the end of this month. This USB testing tool easily measures the performance of mobile phone device chargers. The test fixture looks at power consumption, over shoot (signal or function exceeding steady-state value), under shoot (signal or function lower than steady-state value) …

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Nov 11 2009

SATA Revision 3.0

In May 2009, Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) released the SATA Revision 3.0 specification, which builds upon the success of previous generations of SATA storage device interface technology.  Here’s a quick snapshot of the benefits and applications for this new spec: SATA 3.0 Benefits Link speeds of 6 Gb/s – twice as fast as SATA …

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