Author Archives: Jerome Myers

The new Plugable USB 3.0 SATA Lay-flat Dock with support for UASP, 4TB+ drives, and market leading USB 3.0 performance

Plugable’s new USB 3.0 lay-flat external SATA hard drive docking station focuses on cutting-edge performance, compatibility, and design. Featuring easy USB host and SATA drive compatibility, it comes with the latest ASMedia 1053 chipset, featuring capabilities including: Automatic, driverless compatibility with all computing devices which already support USB flash drives or USB hard drives. Full […]

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Windows 8 and Intel USB 3.0 Host Controllers

[Note: As of Windows 8.1, we don’t recommend replacing the in-box Windows USB 3.0 stack with the Intel Windows 7 stack, as described in this post. This post is being kept for historical background, but we recommend working with your PC maker and Microsoft on any remaining issues with the built-in Windows 8.1 USB 3.0 […]

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New USB 3.0 Support Built-In to Windows 8

Microsoft is formally launching Windows 8 today. With all the talk about Windows 8 being focused on the UI, it’s easy to overlook developments that have been happening under the hood. Some important changes include the addition of a native USB 3.0 stack, UASP or USB Attached SCSI Protocol support as well as support for […]

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Update: Plugable USB 3.0 PCI-e card upgraded to Renesas µPD720202 Host Controller

Our popular 2 port USB 3.PCI-e add-in card has been updated with the new Renesas µPD720202 Super Speed Host Controller chipset from Renesas. The µPD720202 is fully compliant with USB 3.0 and xHCI (eXtensible Host Controller Interface) 1.0 specifications and PCIe Gen2 system bus specifications. Other improvements include: Reduced power consumption in low-power mode to […]

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Plugable’s New USB Keyboard for Kids

The newest addition to the Plugable family of products is the bright and cheerful Kids USB Keyboard! The fun and colorful design of this keyboard is sure to inspire and engage young computer users. Easy to read large keys and color coded system helps young kids learn their vowels, consonants, numbers and function keys. Purple […]

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Plugable’s UD-160 Universal Docking Station Arrives in Europe!

In response to the huge demand from our customers across Europe, we are launching the UK-EU versions of the Plugable UD-160-A Laptop Docking Station and the Plugable UD-160-M Multiseat Thin Client. They’re the same as the popular US versions but come with power adapters localized for UK and EU mains. For details see: Plugable Universal […]

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Troubleshooting the Plugable USB3-SATA-U3 Hard Drive Docking Station

The Plugable USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Station is a convenient way to connect SATA hard drives to any computer with a USB port. It’s compatible with both USB 2.0 and 3.0 and either 2.5″ or 3.5″ drives. Becuase the drivers are included in all major operating systems it’s as simple as plug and […]

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USB Gigabit Ethernet speed on Mac OS X

USB to Gigabit Ethernet adapters are especially useful for adding faster wired network capability to otherwise WiFi-only machines like the Macbook Air. You can buy Apple’s branded 10/100 USB adapter — but price-wise, it will cost more than some gigabit adapters (like our Plugable USB Gigabit adapter). A gigabit adapter is also a nice upgrade […]

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Howto: DisplayLink USB Single Monitor on Linux

Unfortunately, Linux doesn’t support multiple graphics adapters the way Windows does, which means you can’t just plug in USB graphics adapters and expect them to extend your desktop (the good news is there is progress on this support). What is possible, however, is running a single DisplayLink adapter, or several with a Xinerama or multiseat […]

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