Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Nov 2008 19:18 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Unveiled on Monday by the USB Implementers Forum, the USB 3.0 spec can theoretically support data-transfer speeds of up to 4.8Gbps - 10 times the speed provided by USB 2.0. The new standard, also known as SuperSpeed USB, is also expected to be more power-efficient than its predecessor. "SuperSpeed USB is the next advancement in ubiquitous technology," Jeff Ravencraft, the president of the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the industry group that promotes USB technology, said in a statement on Monday. "Today's consumers are using rich media and large digital files that need to be easily and quickly transferred from PCs to devices and vice versa. SuperSpeed USB meets the needs of everyone, from the tech-savvy executive to the average home user."
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RE: Comment by Macrat
by foldingstock on Mon 17th Nov 2008 20:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by Macrat"
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2008-10-30

USB 2.0 can support 400MBps, but most hardware manufacturers are incredibly cheap in product design. I see 12MBps out of most modern usb devices, save for some relatively expensive devices.

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