SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is super fast

The spec for USB 3.0 indicates that it will be 10 times faster than USB 2.0 which is currently used in your tortoise-like external hard drive.

USB 3.0
At Microsoft/WinHEC 2008 a test was conducted where a 25 GB HD movie file was transferred. Check out this performance comparison:
  • USB 1.1: 9.3 hours
  • USB 2.0: 13.9 minutes
  • USB 3.0: 70 seconds

Now that Apple appears to be dumping FireWire in their laptops, there has been speculation that USB 3.0 might be taking its place. Unfortunately the final spec for USB 3.0 won’t complete until next year. From there it could take another year before we see USB 3.0 in new Macs if at all.

For more information see 25GB in 70 seconds with USB 3.0.

Posted in Technology at 10:23 PM