USB (Universal Serial Bus) is just now beginning to transition from Hi-Speed USB 2.0 to SuperSpeed USB 3.0, which has been a long time coming. SuperSpeed USB 3.0, as it is officially called, is touted as being the next generation in bus interfaces and full backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 1.1. Read on to see how it performs!
"Our testing here today showed SuperSpeed USB 3.0 reaching 135MB/s, which is only three to four times faster than the vast majority of Hi-Speed USB 2.0 devices. This is a huge performance difference and is amazing if you actually think about it. In the seven years that Legit Reviews has been doing hardware reviews seeing a performance jump of this magnitude is often unheard of. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance on the ASUS P7P55D-E Premium motherboard was simply amazing and offered a much better user experience than SATA 6Gbps, which Legit Reviews took at look at last month. What is amazing is that USB 3.0 performance should still get better..."
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Re: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance on the ASUS P7P55D-E Premium Motherboard by Anonymous on Saturday, December 05 2009 @ 20:19:35 CET
Now note that the #1 external communications system (especially for notebooks) is USB. Imagine being able to plug in a memory stick or portable hardrive and move stuff 4-8x faster than you do now.
Do you see why it was complete idiocy for Intel not to include it in the PM55 "new" chipset? or any of the I7 chipsets? Wait till the trade commissions get through with Intel. They'll be paying for mistakes like this for decades.