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USB3-SATA-UASP1 Sleep and Large Volume Firmware Update

This article is no longer relevant. Please see our firmware update page here. Customers purchasing the USB3-SATA-UASP1 can take advantage of a firmware update with the following features: Improved support for 512e “Advanced Format” drives 2 TB and above. Spin down disks after 10 minutes of inactivity, resume on access. Spin down disks on system […]

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DisplayLink Releases New Windows Driver Version 7.2 M0

Yesterday DisplayLink released the latest driver v7.2 M0 for Windows. We’ve been testing it here at Plugable and so far the results are very positive. Among other things, we’re excited that it fixes a number of recent compatibility and performance issues found with Windows 8 Metro apps. We recommend downloading this driver version for all […]

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USB Graphics Support on Mac Gets A Double Boost

USB is the easiest way to connect one or more extra monitors to a computer, but drivers are required to make it all work. Two events this week have made attaching multiple monitors to Mac OS X systems better: On Thursday March 14th, Apple released OS X 10.8.3, which fixed some key bugs in Mac […]

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USB3-SATA-UASP1 Hard Drive Dock

Understanding Large SATA Drive Compatibility

This post is intended to offer detailed technical information for troubleshooting issues affecting new “Advanced Format” 512e SATA disk drives. Plugable’s full-size 3.5″ hard drive docks, the USB3-SATA-UASP1, and USB3-SATA-U3, both feature support for these new 512e Advanced Format drives. Our Plugable Storage System “PSS” products also support 512e large volumes (as soon as 2.5″ […]

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USB3-SATA-U3 (ASMedia 1051e) Firmware Update

This article is no longer relevant. Please see our firmware update page here. Plugable is pleased to announce that a firmware update for our USB3-SATA-U3 adding the following features is now available: Improved support for 512e “Advanced Format” drives. Spin down disks after 10 minutes of inactivity, resume on access. Spin down disks on system […]

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DisplayLink Windows 7 Compatibility Issues with Basic Mode and Chrome

Two important Windows 7 compatibility notices, for users of DisplayLink devices: 1) A Windows update deployed by Microsoft on 2/27/2013 is leaving Windows systems in Basic mode, which then causes problems with older DisplayLink drivers prior to 6.3 M1, including the very common 5.6 M1 version. The particular update causing the breakage appears to be […]

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Prolific launches Android SDK for USB Serial Devices

Prolific has just announced the release of their USB serial adapter SDK for Android. We’ve just completed quick testing on an Android 4.1 tablet (Asus Transformer TF300) of the recently released Prolific USB Serial “QuickTest” App, using our Plugable USB Serial Adapter (which uses the Prolific PL2303HXD chipset). More details on the SDK are available […]

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A better way to store all that data

Checkout the full line of products for Plugable Storage System More of us are juggling several devices. And our new, smaller computers are coming with smaller drives (like the 128GB drive size on the Apple Macbook Air and Microsoft Surface Pro). So if you’re someone who manages a lot of data – photos, music, movies, […]

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