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45 percent of new notebooks to have USB 3.0 in 2012

Posted on Friday, April 02 2010 @ 22:49:09 CEST by

X-bit Labs writes a total of 75 USB 3.0 products have been certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). Adoption of the new USB standard won't be fast though, it's expected that even in 2012 only 45 percent of new laptops will feature support for USB 3.0.
75 USB 3.0 products certified by USB IF include mainboards, notebooks, storage devices and so on.

SuperSpeed USB enables new use cases and enhances existing devices due to the incredible transfer speeds that the technology is capable of achieving. The speed supplied by USB 3.0 – up to 4.8Gb/s without overdraws of the protocol – allows numerous technological advancements and greatly speed up transfer speed between PCs and various external storage devices.

“SuperSpeed USB is tracking with IDC’s forecast from last year for its adoption. Driven by the need for more and faster data storage capabilities in PCs, we continue to forecast that SuperSpeed USB will ship in 45 percent of mobile PCs in 2012,” said Shane Rau, director of IDC’s computing and storage semiconductors research.


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Re: 45 percent of new notebooks to have USB 3.0 in 2012
by Anonymous on Saturday, April 03 2010 @ 03:58:03 CEST
It's a lot higher than that. 100% by the middle of 2011. By 2010 even phones will have a USB 3 slot.

It'll take 10 years to get to USB 4 and it'll take Intel 7 years to get it adopted onto their motherboard chipsets, but the majority of the actually intelligent world will have adopted USB 3 well before the end of 2010.


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