StarTech USB 3.0 Enclosure and PCIe Adapter ReviewPosted on 2010-06-01 18:11:58 by Thomas De Maesschalck
It’s not often that a computer interface remains relevant over the course of a full decade, but that is exactly what USB 2.0 has accomplished since its release in April 2000. Over the past few years however, our media-dominated culture has experienced incredible growth and file sizes have increased exponentially and the aging interface simply can’t keep up in a number of tasks.
Other interfaces have challenged USB 2.0 over the years but none have been successful in dethroning it. It appears the only true successor to USB 2.0 is a revision of itself aptly called USB 3.0, dubbed “SuperSpeed.” USB 3.0 supports theoretical transfer rates of up to 5 Gbit/s.