Seagate stops support Universal Data Module

Feb

6

2015

Seagate stops support for the Universal Data Module, the SATA standard that drives through, among other accessories to external devices could be linked. The move also means that Seagate drives themselves do not support Thunderbolt get more.

Seagate has the end of support for the Universal Data Module opposite 9to5mac confirmed . The lifecycle of udm products coming to an end, says the company, which suggest that there is no new udm drives and accessories Seagate more true. Seagate Udm developed in collaboration with the SATA-IO organization and the standard announced in 2011. In 2012 followed the Slim version with thickness of 9mm.

The standard describes the size of the tip of external drives with SATA interface, so it directly into devices such as enclosures, docking stations, TVs, game consoles and set-top-boxes could be inserted. Although no license costs were to use names but few companies other than the Seagate standard. Seagate has developed among other accessories, which drives the company with USB 3.0, Firewire and Thunderbolt were linking devices.

The external drives in the Backup Plus, GoFlex Ultra-Slim series and had support for udm. The move means that Seagate drives themselves do not support Thunderbolt get more, but it remains a subsidiary LaCie Thunderbolt use interfaces for its drives. LaCie has an extensive portfolio of drives which are standard Thunderbolt interface.

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