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Intel: Mainstream USB 3.0 adoption is years away

By Matthew
Mar 9, 2010
  1. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,103   +111

    By the end of the year USB3.0 will be a lot cheaper and people will start buying products that use it. In 2011 it will become mainstream if manufacturers really a good amount of products on the market. In this flooding the market with products will bring the prices down and it greatly increase the speed at which USB 3.0 will be adopted.
     
  2. Critias

    Critias TS Rookie

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  3. ludoboss

    ludoboss TS Rookie Posts: 18

    And when Intel speaks i think say the truth.
     
  4. buendia

    buendia TS Rookie Posts: 29

    More speed is always welcome :)
    I think it the adoption rate greately depends on the price of USB3 devices.
     
  5. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Maniac Posts: 579

    Depends on what they term as "Mainstream".

    People who post here will be interested & probably adopt it forthwith if they have need for the extra speed.

    John & Jane Doe users will either have not heard about it, have no use for it, or ask "What is USB?".

    I guess thats "mainstream"...???
     
  6. I guess they'll be using this USB 3 stuff to make Windows 8 "mind blowing" like what was going around recently, huh? lmao. http://msftkitchen.com/2010/02/windows-8-mind-blowing.html
     
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,443   +124

    Considering the amount of gadgets we own that already are USB 2.0, the cost that means to integrate USB 3.0 in the MB for a couple (if not only 1) of devices that you might probably own, sounds odd.
     
  8. Yoda8232

    Yoda8232 TS Rookie Posts: 145

    Yeah of course they are talking until completely replaces USB 2.0, this makes sense. But who waits till then? New computers by the summer will have USB 3.0 ports everywhere.
     
  9. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 232

    Sweet! This is good news to my ears can't wait till everything starts using SuperSpeed you need to realize now people want their data fast! I think 2012 is too late sure other companies will offer 3.0 but Dell is a huge part of this, I was think they should've been the first one to start bringing out superspeed out on there systems. I just love how technology grows! 5 years from now probably gonna hear about USB 4.0 lol maybe a bit more than 5 years or not :|
     
  10. RockandRepublic

    RockandRepublic TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Oh, big whoop.
     
  11. vegasrez

    vegasrez TS Rookie

    Why does it take so long to adopt USB 3.0?
     
     
  12. bigclick

    bigclick TS Rookie Posts: 49

    I predict USB 3.0 will gain traction in 2011. External harddrives will be on the shelves just waiting and in the meanwhile be compatible back to 1.1.

    What's really scary though is Windows 8.
     
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