Wednesday, September 19, 2007

USB 3.0 Announced

USB 3.0 has just been announced which promises data transfer speeds up to 10 times faster (4.8 Gigabits per second) than current technology. Low power usage is also a major new feature, important for those of us on laptops or using battery powered devices (iPods etc.). Backwards compatibility is also assured though don't expect to see USB 3 devices on the market til sometime 2009.

Reports Here and Here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jaysus that is fast... With speeds like that you'd be hoping to see soundcards that go above the standard 8 channel I/O...

Firewire 800 wasn't really developed by many companies. Theres the RME 800 and is that it? Maybe they were all holding out for USB 3.