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.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Jan 7 2013 12:32 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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:

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

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

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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