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#1 computerxpds

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 04:19 PM

USB 3.0 is slowly integrating into the normal world and I was just wondering what everyone thinks of it? Also i still like Firewire 800 my self. :thumbsup: http://computers.bhinsights.com/content/ne...own-usb-30.html B&H article on USB 3.0 :flowers:

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 04:59 PM

Personally, I think the technology behind firewire is far superior to that of USB, however, USB has definetly got the market. Just like with OSs, Linux is far superior to windows, but windows still holds the vast majority of the computer market. USB 3.0 is definetly an improvement over 2.0, but still not up to firewire speeds yet.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:44 PM

And this time around, the way the USB spec is written, says Jeff Ravencraft, consumers should have an easier time finding products that are truly USB 3.0. Before, in the transition from USB 1.1 to USB 2.0, the USB 2.0 spec was written in a way where it "encompassed low, full and high-speed USB," explains Ravencraft, president and chairman of the USB Implementers Forum. "Since those are all encapsulated in the USB 2.0 spec, [vendors] could have a certified product that's low-speed, but still call it USB 2.0.

"We don't have that issue with USB 3.0 To claim you're USB 3.0, you have to deliver 5Gbps. There's no other way to get the certification."

Ravencraft adds that the group is prepared to protect the USB 3.0 logo, to make sure that only manufacturers who go through certification use it. "We'll take legal action if anyone infringes on our marks."


It's fast.
It's bi-directional.
It's more power efficient.
It's backwards compatible.


Let's hope it takes off really fast.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 12 May 2010 - 08:48 PM.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:47 PM

Yeah that was my other thought they are finaly making an approval system to prove that they are dilivering on their claims. :flowers:

I can't wait either I'm already pricing out express cards. :thumbsup:

Edited by computerxpds, 12 May 2010 - 08:49 PM.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 08:47 PM

I hope this means you can't make a USB 3.0 thumb drive unless it has 5.0GB/s read/write speed :thumbsup:

Edited by Ryan 3000, 15 May 2010 - 08:47 PM.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 08:53 PM

I would say that is correct it would be nice to see one have that speed. :thumbsup:

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