USB 3.0 kicks some serious A$$!
“The new peripheral format will now officially peak at 5Gbps, or about ten times faster than the 2.0 protocol. In actual tests, 25GB of data transfers in nearly 14 minutes over USB 2.0 but just 70 seconds over USB 3.0, significantly outpacing FireWire 800 as well as many hard drives.
USB 3.0 is backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 hardware but won’t work with USB 1.0 devices due to significant changes between the original format and its third generation, which comes more than ten years later.”
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