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Thread: USB 3.0 brings optical connection in 2008

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    Intel and others plan to release a new version of the ubiquitous Universal Serial Bus technology in the first half of 2008, a revamp the chipmaker said will make data transfer rates more than 10 times as fast by adding fiber-optic links alongside the traditional copper wires.

    Intel is working fellow USB 3.0 Promoters Group members Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, NEC and NXP Semiconductors to release the USB 3.0 specification in the first half of 2008, said Pat Gelsinger, general manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group, in a speech here at the Intel Developer Forum.


    " I had to read that again , 4.8 gigabits per second. "

    Source: http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9780794-7.html
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    thank God! My external burner burns reallly slow going thru a USB 2.0 line. I hope 3.0 is much faster.
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    YAY! I've been hoping for this for years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by killuminati96 View Post
    thank God! My external burner burns reallly slow going thru a USB 2.0 line. I hope 3.0 is much faster.

    Sorry bud I tried to quote not edit .

    Thats what I meant Killum , it should be 10 times faster according to the report .

    "The current USB 2.0 version has a top data-transfer rate of 480 megabits per second, so a tenfold increase would be 4.8 gigabits per second."

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    Great news!


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    Awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by killuminati96 View Post
    thank God! My external burner burns reallly slow going thru a USB 2.0 line. I hope 3.0 is much faster.

    Sorry bud I tried to quote not edit .

    Thats what I meant Killum , it should be 10 times faster according to the report .

    "The current USB 2.0 version has a top data-transfer rate of 480 megabits per second, so a tenfold increase would be 4.8 gigabits per second."
    Great speed!

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    Read this elsewhere. I just hope they lower CPU utilization with USB as firewire so well exemplifies. Time for better solid-state drives!

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    10 times faster!!? Thats great! I just hope it doesn't cost to much to implement it, especially with the fiber optic being used instead of copper.
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    This is great news for people like myself who use external hard drives daily. With speeds much faster than eSATA, I see no need for it.
    Last edited by silent h3ro; 09-20-2007 at 02:31 AM.

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