The floodgates are officially open, folks. Companies around the globe have introduced a range USB 3.0 products, and more are on the way. The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has certified 50 SuperSpeed USB products
, including motherboards, notebooks, external storage devices, storage controllers, PCI Express and ExpressCard add-in cards, hard disk drives, and device-enabling silicon.
"The wave of consumer products passing SuperSpeed USB compliance and certification this quarter is extraordinary," said USB-IF chairman Jeff Ravencraft. We've covered a large number of the launches along the way
, but of the 50 "certified" items, only 45 are listed
on the outfit's site. That means that at least five certified USB 3.0-equipped electronics have yet to debut.
In case you're a bit late to the show, USB 3.0 brings quicker data rates, higher energy efficiency, and increased power delivery. To learn more, read our overview
of the ever-ubiquitous interface.