USB 3.0 will be coming to a PC near you in 2009 or 2010

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USB 3.0 is susposed to be 10X faster.
Intel, along with other technology heavyweights, have formed a group to promote USB 3.0 with plans to deliver a specification in the first half of 2008.
The group, which was announced at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, includes HP, Microsoft, NEC, NXP Semiconductors and Texas Instruments. USB 3.0 is designed to deliver transfer rates 10 times the speed of a connection today.
According to Intel, USB 3.0 “will target fast sync-and-go transfer applications in the PC, consumer and mobile segments that are necessary as digital media become ubiquitous and file sizes increase up to and beyond 25 Gigabytes.”
USB 3.0 will reach these fast speeds by using fiber-optic wiring instead of the traditional copper variety. USB 3.0 will also be backward compatible.
Stephen Shankland, who interviewed Pat Gelsinger, general manager of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group, reports that there is generally a one to two year lag from the time a standard is formed to actually making it inside a PC. Based on that timeline, USB 3.0 will be coming to a PC near you in 2009 or 2010.
 

Joe Avezzano

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I thought firewire was supposed to be the next step. Will that technology obsolete now?
 

Sinn Fein

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USB 2.0
1.5 Mbit/s 12Mbit/s 480Mbit/s supported.
USB controller is required to control the bus and data transfer.
Cable up to 5 m.
Up to 127 devices supported.
Power supply to external devices is 500 mA/5V (max).
Full compatibility with USB 1.1 devices.

FireWire (IEEE1394)
100 Mbit/s 200Mbit/s 400Mbit/s supported.
Works without control, devices communicate peer-to-peer.
Cable up to 4.5 m.
Up to 63 devices supported.
Power supply to external devices is 1.25A/12V (max.).
The only computer bus used in digital video cameras.
 

Sinn Fein

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USB 2.0 has a faster maximum speed, but FireWire can supply more power to connected devices. I guess that's why it's better for digital video stuff. Plus, USB 2.0 needs a controller to make things work. With FireWire, you can connect two "dumb" devices and transfer data between them.

I have a hard drive enclosure that is both USB 2.0 and FireWire connections It's faster when connected to a USB 2.0 port.
 
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so glenn dandy and the commie would use a firewire


now i get it .....thanks

wonkyyI
 

ShooterMcGavin

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God damn it.

I was thinking about buying a new PC in 2008. But then in 2009 I'll feel like my computer is a piece of shit.

Damn my PC OCD!!!!!


I guess most PC's are obsolete after a year anyway. Technology grows so fast.
 

martianvirus

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God damn it.

I was thinking about buying a new PC in 2008. But then in 2009 I'll feel like my computer is a piece of shit.

Damn my PC OCD!!!!!


I guess most PC's are obsolete after a year anyway. Technology grows so fast.
No they don't go obsolete after a year. That' an old myth. My computer is 2 years old and it still runs every program just fine. I edit videos, make 3d stuff, my pc handles it all.

When usb3 comes out all you need to do is buy a card and plug it into your computer. It's not hard.
 

Joe Avezzano

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Usb 3.0 would be backwards compatible with 2.0 wouldn't it? I mean you could still use your 2.0 devices on a 3.0 connection right?
 

martianvirus

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Usb 3.0 would be backwards compatible with 2.0 wouldn't it? I mean you could still use your 2.0 devices on a 3.0 connection right?
I'm sure you can, just like you can use usb 1 with usb 2.

Unless they go with a different type of plug.
 

Bobobie

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I'm sure there will also be USB 3.0 cards. I upgraded my old pentium 4 computer to USB 2.0 with a cheap $20 PCI card.