LAS VEGAS, USA: At CES today, Symwave, a leading silicon supplier of system solutions for SuperSpeed USB devices, and LeCroy, a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, demonstrated Symwave’s production released SW6318 SuperSpeed USB 3.0-to-SATA storage device operating at sustained data rates of 435MB/sec using commercially available storage drives.
Symwave utilized LeCroy’s Voyager protocol verification system (M3 USB exerciser) to showcase the SW6318 device’s world-leading performance.
External storage devices offering SuperSpeed USB are now commercially available and offer consumers a dramatic user experience improvement when compared to legacy alternatives. For example, it only takes 1.3 hours to backup a 1 Terabyte (TB) drive over USB 3.0, compared to nearly 14 hours when using USB 2.0.
A 20 Gigabyte (GB) personal music library copies in 2 minutes with USB 3.0, compared to over 20 minutes with USB 2.0. In addition to delivering unmatched data transfer speeds, USB 3.0 has another major advantage: It has virtually no impact on a PC’s CPU or system performance, allowing user’s to fully utilize their PC during copy or backup operations.
“Demonstrating to the world the full performance capabilities of our SW6318 USB 3.0 storage controller with LeCroy’s Voyager exerciser shows the true promise of SuperSpeed USB,” stated Christopher Thomas, Founder and CTO of Symwave. “Leveraging LeCroy’s exerciser provides complete control of the SuperSpeed data stream allowing us to characterize and demonstrate exactly what Symwave and the SW6318 are all about - delivering undisputable USB 3.0 performance and feature set leadership.”
“Symwave’s SW6318 controller provides unique capabilities that are architected to provide maximum performance for SuperSpeed storage applications,” said Michael Romm, Director of Product Development at LeCroy’s Protocol Solutions Group. “LeCroy’s Voyager verification system will also play an important role in helping early adopters test and analyze the entire data path from the hardware all the way up to the software layers.”