Monday, April 26, 2010

Rapid Growth Predicted for SuperSpeed USB

It seems just yesterday that USB3.0, properly known as SuperSpeed, was introduced. Already however, many manufacturers such as MANHATTAN have introduced controllers to upgrade your existing PC or laptop and a wide variety of devices. According to research firm IDC, shipments of USB3.0 chips will reach 12.45 million units in 2010. IDC also predicts that shipments of these chips will reach 100 million units in 2011, and 2.3 billion units in 2015.

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MANHATTAN Adds Digital Storage Options with New SuperSpeed Enclosure

MANHATTAN, a leading global provider of personal computer components, peripherals, cables and accessories, announces its newest Drive Enclosure and first personal computing peripheral featuring SuperSpeed USB capability. With data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps or nearly ten-fold above those of Hi-Speed USB, this new MANHATTAN SuperSpeed USB Drive Enclosure accommodates 3.5” SATA hard drives to help meet high performance demands and storage applications with the benefit of reduced wait times and improved power efficiency. Windows 7 compliant and backwards-compatible with earlier USB versions, its Plug and Play and hot-swap functionality make it ready, willing and able to provide reliable digital storage in the home and office.

MANHATTAN is a leading global provider of single-source personal computing solutions protected with a lifetime warranty for work, home and mobile venues. For our full line of Components, Peripherals and Cables including drive enclosures and docking kits, visit