USB 3.0 In PCs Before 2010?
USB 3.0 should be able to provide speeds up to ten times faster than the current USB 2.0 standard, and if reports prove correct then we could be seeing PCs shipping with the necessary hardware before the end of this year. NEC is one of the major players pushing USB 3.0 forward, with it already shipping host controller samples and planning on manufacturing one million units a month come September. Whether there will be many devices around to make use of the new standard when it first hits seems to be slightly up in the air, but hopefully there will be enough around to satisfy consumers. USB 3.0 devices have been shown to offer transfer speeds up to 5Gbps (gigabits), which is faster than the current (3Gbps) eSATA standard.