Discussion in 'Computer and Console Gaming' started by SOS, Sep 19, 2007.
USB 3.0 is susposed to be 10X faster.
I thought firewire was supposed to be the next step. Will that technology obsolete now?
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.
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.
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.
so glenn dandy and the commie would use a firewire
now i get it .....thanks
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.
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.
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.