Category Archives: Windows 8

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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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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Plugable’s new Gigabit USB 3.0 Network adapter

Focusing on performance, power efficiency, and cross-platform support, Plugable is pleased to announce the availability of our USB3-E1000 Gigabit Ethernet adapter! A must have for any frequent traveler with a Apple MacBook or a Windows based UltraBook lacking a built-in Ethernet port, the USB3-E1000 is designed to fit easily in a travel case with no […]

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DisplayLink Releases New Windows Driver Version 7.1 M1

Today DisplayLink released their new Windows Driver Version 7.1 M1 (7.1.45135.0). We’re excited to have this new driver out, as it fixes a number of last issues that let us recommend the latest 7.X drivers over the earlier 5.X and 6.X series drivers, on all versions of Windows. All of Plugable’s current and past USB […]

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Plugable USB 3.0 Hub Firmware Upgrades

This article is no longer relevant. We have a newer hub firmware update. See our Mid-2014 Hub Firmware update for the latest info. 4.26.13 Updated with new versions Note this post is only about hubs. For our own UD-3000 dock, please don’t follow this post — we have a separate post on the customized UD-3000 […]

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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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Troubleshooting Windows Easy Transfer connection issues with the USB Windows Transfer Cable

Notice: The information in this post in out of date because in Windows 8.1, Microsoft has removed support for the transfer cable in their Windows Easy Transfer program. Instead, please use the Bravura Easy Computer Sync program that is included with your purchase of the Plugable Easy Transfer cable. Instructions for doing that are on […]

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Latest Technology for Up To 8 Monitors on Windows

Plugable is excited to be launching our new Plugable UGA-3000 USB 3.0 / 2.0 to VGA / DVI / HDMI Adapter for Multiple Monitors on Windows. It’s available today in the USA from Amazon.com and 27 countries in Europe, through Amazon.co.uk. It’s basically the USB 3.0 version of our most popular USB 2.0 adapter, the […]

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All New Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Docking Stations Updated for Windows 8 Compatibility

***All docks ordered after 12/19/2012 already ships with the latest firmware, do not attempt to use the firmware upgrade tool for these units.*** All units of the Plugable UD-3000 USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station are now shipping with updated firmware to solve a Windows 8 conflict that was keeping the dock from working when […]

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