derek324 wrote:With many USB3 adapters, motherboards and external storage disks available on the market for good few months now it appears that QNAP is a bit behind by not offering USB3 interface in their NAS-es (I have had manufacturing samples of USB3 disk controller in my hand over half a year ago). USB3 will soon replace USB2 in the same way as not so long ago USB2 replaced the original USB1 standard.
Certainly when with a next hardware revision round USB 3.0 becomes available standard with future chipsets deployed, USB 3.0 will be considered. As of now, neither the ICH9 (actual ARM models) nor Marvell Orion SoC (ARM) do directly support USB 3.0.derek324 wrote:Any indication when we can expect first updated USB3 model(s)?
schumaku wrote:Bean counting does not make any sense. It is much easier to solder some ready-made chips to a converter enclosure (certainly many Asian manufacturers will pop-up daily with new enclosures), other than doing a perfectly performing system with an integration worth the expected USB 3.0 performance. As of now, just gluing a USB 3.0 controller does not make much sense - especially when we are facing Serial-ATA developments, too.
A good posting by Q is in the forum already.
derek324 wrote:Bean counting shows that USB 3.o devices arrived already, and that in some future point in time, not very far away, a device not supporting USB 3.0 is going to have the same value as today a device not supporting USB 2.0.
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