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Mar 16 2010

CeBIT 2010 Unveilings Wow Tech World

CeBITCeBIT 2010, the world’s largest annual technology showcase, set the tech world abuzz this year with exciting new technology on every table. Now that CeBIT has come to an end, here’s a look at some of the new technologies and trends we saw at the Hannover, Germany trade show:

SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0). Continuing to build on the momentum of its unveiling just over a year ago, the USB Implementers Forum announced that 50 SuperSpeed USB products – including notebooks, motherboards, storage controllers and external storage devices – have passed compliance and certification testing.

SSDs. Several new SSDs were unveiled at CeBIT, including Corsair’s new SandForce SF-1200 chip. With 280 Mbps read and 260 Mbps write speeds, it features one of the fastest controllers on the market. Plextor has also entered the SSD market, releasing its flagship 2.5” solid state drives. And not to be outdone, Patriot created an extravagant PC using 40 SSDs, capable of ripping a Blu-ray in under a second.

Patriot PC with SSD

333 Motherboards. Motherboard manufacturers are combining the latest technologies to unleash unprecedented performance. GigaByte introduced its 333 Onboard Acceleration motherboards, featuring USB 3.0, 3x USB power boost and SATA 3.0. ASROCK also introduced its line of True 333 Onboard Motherboards, all of which include USB 3.0, SATA 3.0 and eSATA, which reaches data transfer rates of up to 3 Gbps.

Overall, CeBIT 2010 was an exciting show that highlighted the enormous steps taking place in consumer technology. USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 continue to be adopted at lightning pace, and there seems to be no end in sight to applications for these new data transfer technologies. Needless to say, we can’t wait to see which new technologies will be showcased next year.

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