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USB 3.0 capable of more - 25Gbps capable ceiling obtainable!

Friday, May 22, 2009 12:54
Posted in category USB 3.0

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USB 2.0 while fast in its day is simply no match for the size and quantity of files people are now swapping in the more technology saturated world in which we live in today. USB 3.0 thankfully is their knight in shining armour if you will as it will bring a much greater bandwidth max ushering in true high-speed transfers able to cope with large files such as HD movies and lossless music among other types. At the USB 3.0 Developers Conference that was held May 20 to 21, 2009, in Tokyo, Japan, Jeff Ravencraft, chairman of the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) proposed that USB 3.0 was in fact designed to support much higher speeds than the current “merely adequate” 5Gbps. Just how fast is faster? What about multiple times faster….super hyper speed faster….!

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NEC announces first USB 3.0 controller

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 12:32
Posted in category USB 3.0

Speed demons and multimedia hounds who currently waste vast amounts of time waiting for data to transfer to and fro between USB 2.0 devices will soon have a much faster method. While the USB 3.0 specs were finalized a distant 6 months ago, any actual hardware to support the new specs were still MIA, that was until now. Thanks to NEC and their µPD720200 USB 3.0 controller chip that will support speeds of up to 5Gbps, transfer times will be drastically reduced as it will soon be making its way into consumer electronics devices giving us often wasted minutes of our lives back. USB 3.0 is fully backwards compatible with older 1.0 and 2.0 devices so bleeding edge tech users need not fret about backwards compatibility issues. Look for device manufacturers to start pushing these out in early 2010!

Source: Wired