PC Games Hardware saw a presentation of USB 3.0 at CeBIT today. The German hardware site reports data rates of 170MB/s were achieved:
There have been several reports about the theory behind USB 3.0 and Wireless USB but at the Cebit we were able to see the technology in action: Jeff Ravencraft from the USB Implementers Forum presented the new technology. With an SSD transfer speeds of up to 170 MByte per seconds were reached. But USB can do even more.
In a practical copy operation the setup reached 60 MByte per second - depending on the file system, file size and block size more wasn't possible. But this is still much faster than other technologies. When USB 3.0 will hit the mainstream markets can only be estimated at the moment. The first Host Controllers are already under construction.