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Aug 28 2011   10:39PM GMT

Windows 8 – USB 3.0 and improved file copy management.

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

IT professional

We have a little ways to go before Windows 8 is released to the masses, but as weeks pass more and more information flows through the Microsoft doors.

First off is the built in support for USB 3.0, currently vendor drivers are utilized and can cause sometimes not work as well as they could, don’t get me wrong USB 3.0 is great and the driver support is functional, its just a 2nd layer that doesn’t really need to be there.

Next the Windows 8 team wants to improve the user experience when copying files. Supposedly allowing you to queue up file copies, view, and control them from one combined user interface. The new UI will allow you to choose which job finishes first, you will also be able to click on source and destination folders while the copy is taking place. Finally we will get a real-time throughput graph, showing you transfer rates, transfer rate trending, and how much data is left to copy.

While this isn’t exciting to many people, all us geeks out there are happy that they are finally revamping their copy mechanism.

Stay tuned for more information on Windows 8.


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