Intel is taking a hard-nosed approach to USB 3.0, and as a result, widespread adoption isn't expected until the very end of 2011. In Intel's absence, companies are stepping to the plate with SuperSpeed solutions of their own. One of those companies is Patriot Memory, which on Wednesday announced a family of USB 3.0 products.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI-E Adapter (PCUSB3PCIE)
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Express Card Adapter (PCUSB3EXP)
Gauntlet 2.5-Inch SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Enclosure (PCGT25S)
Patriot's trying to cover all the bases here, and that's just fine by us. Both the desktop and notebook adapters come equipped with two USB 3.0 ports and can already be found online for around $40 shipped (Newegg). Both also include supplemental power input jacks. The Gauntlet enclosure isn't yet available, but will be soon, Patriot says.