History and future of USB 3.0

Posted on Saturday, Aug 08 2009 @ 16:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ARS Technica takes a look at the history of USB 3.0, from the initial announcement in September 2007 to the expected obsolescence by 2018. You can check it out over here.
USB 3.0 is coming, and the hour approaches when the computer and electronics industries can sink their collective teeth into a new, faster USB interface for the first time in ten years. USB 2.0, with 480Mbps High speed, launched in April 2000, and USB 3.0, with 4.8Gbps Super Speed, will launch in the first consumer devices in early 2010. As this happy day draws closer, USB 3.0-related news has come fast and brisk, and it has been hard to follow. Let's review the milestones of the past and take a look ahead to see what the future has in store for USB 3.0.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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