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USB 3.0: What You Need To Know

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Jun 14, 2008
Stow, Ohio
Interesting. USB 3.0 could make backups to my external HD much faster. I'm hoping that decent pci/pci-e expansion cards will come out for those of us with new motherboards that are only USB 2.0 capable.


Sep 18, 2009
"What you need to know" made me expect mostly negatives, but it seems pretty positive to me. Intel's potential monkey-business aside, 3.0 looks pretty nice. That said, I don't personally find a need for anything faster than 2.0. Sure transferring large files takes a while, but I find most of the time when I'm doing that I can just set it and forget it. Not that I don't think faster USB will be nice, I just don't see myself getting an expansion card for it. Most of my USB transfers are very small in size and wouldn't benefit noticeably from increased speed.


May 28, 2004
This is gonna take a while to catch on probably considering just about everyones devices are still 2.0. I mean you gotta get a 3.0 thumb drive, Ipod, HD, etc etc to take advantage of it i'd assume.