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USB 3.0 In PCs Before 2010?

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Posted: 01:03PM

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.

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Andrewr05 on July 3, 2009 08:49PM
This should be interesting, I wonder who the first company will be to come out with a "ULTRA FAST USB DRIVE!!!"?
tkrow21 on July 3, 2009 10:33PM
I'm going to build a new system when USB3 is becoming mainstream, games begin to support DX11 with new features, most games will support quad cores, and SSD's will be the norm. Oh, what a great time to buy!
Comp Dude2 on July 4, 2009 02:09PM
The advantage is for hard drives, not pen drives. I'm wondering if it will affect the price of products with the new interface.
tkrow21 on July 4, 2009 02:48PM
Probably a bit, but not by much, and certainly not for long.
slugbug on July 7, 2009 01:43PM
SATA 3 is already appearing on motherboards so where is USB 3.0? I guess they want us to upgrade twice so they can sell more motherboards etc.

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