USB 3.0 to be Officially Announced

usb-3-0We mentioned USB V3 a while back and what it was capable of. After the first announcement that was made around 14 months ago, the official protocol specification will be announced next Monday.

Once USB 3.0 is officially announced the specs will be handed to early adopters who will then get to the planning phase of what USB 3.0 can be used for. Windows 7 will not ship with native USB 3.0 support though although if Windows 7 gets delayed any more then maybe it will.

The great thing about USB 3.0 is the sheer speed at which data can be transferred. Speeds up to 4.8Gbps can be realised (if you have the hardware around it that can cope with that speed). Optical cabling will be used and power management also.

WinHEC 2008 made a comparison of how fast USB 3.0 really is…

USB 3.0 Comparison

* USB 1.0: 9.3 hours
* USB 2.0: 13.9 minutes
* USB 3.0: 70 seconds

70 seconds for 25 GB is just fantastic!

Via: EverythingUSB

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