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Jan 8 2013   4:16PM GMT

10Gbit USB 3.0, no not USB 4…



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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usb 3.0

As the above title states, USB 3.0 is getting a boost, I would gather a software boost, where throughput will be increased to 10Gbit/second, which blows away current SATA 6G speeds.

“SuperSpeed USB (that’s USB 3.0, if you’re curious) enhancement that will “add a much higher data rate, delivering up to twice the data through-put performance of existing SuperSpeed USB over enhanced, fully backward compatible USB connectors and cables.” This supplement to the USB 3.0 specification is anticipated to be completed by the middle of this year, bringing along a new 10Gbps data rate” source engadget.com

So does this mean we can hook up our OCZ Vector and see speeds above 600MB/second? I would think so, as right now SSD drives have reached the limits of SATA 6G. This is big news for the technology community, it allows USB 3.0 to compete with Apple’s Thunderbolt.

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