USB 3.0

Intel delays USB 3.0 chipsets until 2011 according to source

Intel delays USB 3.0 chipsets until 2011 according to source

If you are like me and are tired of backing up loads of data via a pokey USB 2.0 connection, you were really looking forward to USB 3.0. Most all of us expected USB 3.0 to show up on computers late this year or in early 2010 and the USB-IF has been sending out USB 3.0 developer's kits for a while now. Despite support from industry associations and other players in the industry, Intel has reportedly decided to delay USB 3.0 support in its key chipsets until 2011.

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Buffalo set to ship HD-HU3 USB 3.0 external HDD this month

Buffalo set to ship HD-HU3 USB 3.0 external HDD this month

One of the things that I hate most about running backups on my computer is that it takes so long to do it. I have lots of files on my machines and my USB drive is too slow. I am really looking forward to USB 3.0 drives and the much higher data speeds that they will offer. My wait is getting near its end and Engadget reports that Buffalo is set to ship the first USB 3.0 external HDD this month.

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USB-IF offers USB 3.0 developers kit

USB-IF offers USB 3.0 developers kit

The first time I heard about wireless USB I was intrigued by the idea of being able to put my printer anywhere in my office without having to worry about a cable reaching. When I heard about USB 3.0, I was more excited because I wouldn't have to wait as long for a backup to my Drobo to complete.

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ASUS P6X58 Premium motherboard with USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s

ASUS P6X58 Premium motherboard with USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s

In case you can't read the helpful legends in the image below, you're looking eye-to-port at what promises to be the first motherboard with dual SuperSpeed USB 3.0.  The ASUS P6X58 Premium is designed for Intel's Core i7 CPU range, and has six DDR3 memory slots, three PCI Express 2.0 slots and the usual bevy of USB 2.0 ports and headers; however, ASUS have also thrown in a pair of USB 3.0 ports capable of a theoretical 4.8Gbps transfer rate.

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