USB 3.0 disclosed at CES 2009

By jobeard
Jan 9, 2009
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  1. the article

    Faster Throughput

    According to Symwave, the new cable dramatically improves throughput speed -- even now, in its early development stages. Where USB 2.0 offers speeds of 480 megabits per second, USB 3.0 jumps to a theoretical 5 gigabits per second.

    Not surprisingly a new cable will be required.

    History item:
    10 billion USB devices shipped to date!
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Are there two specifications for this as well, like Hi-Speed and Full-Speed for USB 2.0?

    Sounds blazingly fast, but I wonder how compatibility with existing devices will be implemented.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 11,177   +990

    article notes full backward compatibility :)
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Thanks, I just read the article. :)

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