Intel USB 3.0 finally to be unveiled

  TopCat® 23:22 12 Nov 08

next Monday. Supposedly ten times faster than USB 2.0 click here 'Data transfer of a 25GB HD movie will take 70 seconds, by USB 2.0 it would be 13.9 minutes and by USB 1.0 - around 9.3 hours.

Hope it won't be too long before the 'early adopters' get their products out. TC.

  ronalddonald 00:07 13 Nov 08

wonder what the cost will be to have one now or wait for a while for the cost to go down.

  Si_L 00:11 13 Nov 08

Will they be compatible with 2.0 and 1.0?

  Stuartli 13:05 14 Nov 08

It will be backwards compatible according to the same website mentioned by TopCat®. See:

click here

  Quickbeam 15:37 14 Nov 08

I still find I use the USB 1.0 on the front of my computer in an old type card reading plate to transfer pictures as it's the most convenient one to reach. Everytime I use it I'm told there's a USB 2.0 port available, but I don't lose to much of my life using the old port.

I can't watch a film in 70 seconds and take it in, so how fast do we need to develop technology other than to be one up over the competition?

  m800afc 16:00 14 Nov 08

"I can't watch a film in 70 seconds and take it in, so how fast do we need to develop technology other than to be one up over the competition?"

Perhaps your name should be "At-a-more-leisurely-pace beam"?

  Kemistri 16:05 14 Nov 08

I would happily have traded backward compatibility for a more robust socket.

  TopCat® 00:19 18 Nov 08

Some more news on the new USB3.0 rollout today click here It certainly will speed things up on the USB front! TC.

  T0SH 18:43 18 Nov 08

There is not a hard drive made that can read or write 25GB in 70 seconds so can I suggest you have got your sums very wrong somewhere

Cheers HC

  TopCat® 19:55 18 Nov 08

Not my figures at all. TC. click here

  T0SH 18:53 19 Nov 08

They can publish what they like but it does not mean it is true

Usb 2 speeds are 480Mb/s = 60MB/s

If as they state Usb 3 is 10 times as fast as Usb 2

Usb 3 speeds would then be 4800Mb/s = 600MB/s

which is a very long way from 25GB transferred in 70 secs

can I suggest someone has got there bits and Bytes confused

Cheers HC

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