TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,673 Reviews & Articles | 36,065 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

USB 3.0 about to get an injection of speed, will offer 10Gbps transfers and backwards compatibility, arrives in mid-2013

USB 3.0 to soon offer 10Gbps transfers, backwards compatibility - arrives in mid-2013

| Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: Jan 7, 2013 6:32 am

Currently USB 3.0 offers 5Gbps and with even cheap $150 SSDs offering read speeds of close to, or exceeding 500MB/sec, USB 3.0 is now... old. Well, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced that an upcoming enhancement for USB 3.0 is on its way and will:

 

TweakTown image news/2/7/27667_04_usb_3_0_about_to_get_an_injection_of_speed_will_offer_10gbps_transfers_and_backwards_compatibility_arrives_in_mid_2013.jpg

 

Add a much higher data rate, delivering up to twice the data through-put performance of existing SuperSpeed USB over enhanced, fully backward compatible USB connectors and cables.

 

We should expect this new injection of speed to hit USB 3.0 in the middle of the year, and will also include improved data encoding for more efficient data transfer as well as backward compatibility for current 5Gbps USB 3.0 hubs and devices, including USB 2.0-based hardware. We should hear more during CES, but it's great to see USB 3.0 being pumped up to 10Gbps, the future is looking mighty fast!

NEWS SOURCE
Engadget.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Connectivity & Communications news at our Connectivity & Communications news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below