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Author Archives: Jerome Myers

Plugable's Testing Station for Charging Behavior

The State of USB Charging

The humble Universal Serial Bus, more commonly known as USB has evolved to be much more than just a way to connect a mouse or keyboard to your computer. With the proliferation of power hungry portable devices that charge over USB, we’ve all come to expect USB to operate as a Universal Source of Battery […]

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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

Update 3/5/2015: See our related post: Windows 8.1 and the ASMedia USB 3.1 XHCI 1.1 Host Controller Important Notice: 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 […]

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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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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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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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