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Intel: Mainstream USB 3.0 adoption is years away

By Matthew ยท 61 replies
Mar 9, 2010
  1. While the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) may have certified over 50 USB 3.0 products, Intel believes it will be a couple of years before the new standard replaces its predecessor. At CeBIT, the chipmaker revealed that it is working with Microsoft on USB 3.0 integration for Windows 8, which is expected to ship in 2012. Until then, Intel believes SuperSpeed USB support will only appear in high-end machines.

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  2. Fly_Guy

    Fly_Guy TS Rookie Posts: 25

    awww man thats such a shame that it wont be adopted into mainstream until 2012 the worlds gonna end that year :[
  3. raie_noire

    raie_noire TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! are you for serious? I was looking forward to some super fast transfers... god i'm a dork..
  4. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    They just mentioned the date for widespread use, not the release of USB 3.0 products. Although you'd be having trouble with other USB versions, but not your own if you completely convert.
  5. flukeh

    flukeh TS Rookie Posts: 57

    New technology like this always takes ages to get into mainstream because the majority of people are happy with USB 2.0. I know i wouldn't pay a premium for something that would only boost transfer speed.
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    Yeah, that's really the case here. I can't imagine anything that I use via USB that I would pay extra money for a faster transfer speed.
  7. Renegeek

    Renegeek TS Enthusiast Posts: 93

    Hay everyone, there are PCI cards that will have usb 3.0, its all good, but it is a bummer that intel is takeing a long time with it.
  8. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +93

    Isn't Intel developing their own highspeed connection?
  9. flukeh

    flukeh TS Rookie Posts: 57

    yes they are, i think what you are referring to is lightpeak. From what i've heard it looks really good. A universal 10GBps starting speed with higher potentials would make all other connections obsolete at this point in time.
  10. ZTecWiz

    ZTecWiz TS Rookie

    i highly doubt that the world will end in 2012.. but i guess everyone has their opinions on that! haha
  11. ZTecWiz

    ZTecWiz TS Rookie

    I can't wait for USB3.0.. It's going to be huge.
  12. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 648   +58

    Windows 8 in 2012... that IS the end of the world.

    But seriously, i just don't understand why everyone is taking so long to adopt usb 3.0 in a mainstream kind of way. It is a very much needed upgrade to whole way we do personal computing. Along with waiting for 3.0 adoption I just can't wait for the next generation of mp3 players to adopt 3.0 as well. Imagine the transfer speeds...
  13. spin26

    spin26 TS Rookie

    Intel is trying to dictate what type of connecton and when it will implement, by 2012 lightpeak might be here to be the new preferred connection and intel will add superspeed for legacy porposes..
  14. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,467   +500

    If Intel would cave and integrate some support for the standard, adoption would be much more widespread. But hey, can't support the competition to their own new interface, now can they? I mean, it's not like USB is an industry standard that is put through committees and tweaked until there is an industry-wide consensus for easy adoptio.... heeeeey, wait a minute!
  15. EduardsN

    EduardsN TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Windows 8 coming so soon, does anyone know what the new OS will be like? I hope not another vista..
  16. rufio

    rufio TS Rookie Posts: 51

    I wonder how fast usb 3 will be?
  17. zyodei

    zyodei TS Rookie Posts: 30

    Hahaha..I wonder how many people will be forced to purchase yet another upgrade from Microsoft, just because they want this one solitary feature?

    Linux users will be sitting happy :)

    On another note, the first 3rd party that could somehow produce an XP/Vista/7 USB3 solution would be rolling in gravy...
  18. jacob007

    jacob007 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Technology moves very fast, it`s very hard to keep the same pace between business practice and tech evoolution.

    This is where monopolys hurt, if there were more chipmakers, at least one of them would adopt new standards early.
  19. shengnan

    shengnan TS Rookie

    Oh, I've been waiting for so long time. Windows 8? 2012? oh...
  20. pipopaz

    pipopaz TS Rookie Posts: 70

    It seems to me like Intel lacks the motivation to implement them, don't you guys think?
  21. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    New technology always takes time to be mainstream, but those who want to take part in the new 3.0 will be able to do so by summer time this year. I know I'll be picking up a new flash drive once they are out.
  22. bijuthomas73

    bijuthomas73 TS Rookie

    thats a good news but could some one update me of the advantage of 3.0 to 2.0 ?
  23. rskapadia2294

    rskapadia2294 TS Rookie Posts: 102

    aww! it means we have to wait for 4 years! and btw world gonna end on 2012!lol
    so it doesnt matter if they release or don't!
    on the serious note - i think they should launch it asap so that tech savvy people ( like me) can enjoy its features!
  24. ansarimikail

    ansarimikail TS Rookie Posts: 40

    Talk about usb 3.0 has been going on for so long, and still nothing to show for it. Seems like vapourware talk up to now.
  25. Flannelwarrior

    Flannelwarrior TS Rookie Posts: 131

    USB 3.0 is available currently, both onboard and through PCI adapters, so no need to dispair. For people seeking the fastest builds, it's already an option. As prices continue to drop it'll work its way into mainstream.
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