SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is the next advancement in USB technology. (USB stands for Universal Serial Bus.) Most of your computer peripherals are most likely operating via USB 2.0. As with most things that are computer technology related, an advancement typically means making it faster.
Naturally, this gets computer peripherals manufacturers very excited because they love it when technology makes their products work faster. There have been many manufacturers jumping on the 3.0 bandwagon, and you’ll be sure to see this increase as time goes on.
HOW MUCH FASTER IS USB 3.0?
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is said to be 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Even though it’s unlikely that computer peripherals will reach the max in either standard, the improvement in speed between the two standards is quite vast.
WHAT WILL USB 3.0 BE GOOD FOR?
Anything that requires fast transfer speeds will benefit from the new standard. Storage devices and webcams, in particular, will reap the profits because they require fast transfer speeds for optimal operation.
USB 3.0 is also engineered to provide more power to devices while they’re being used. This has many potential advances, including faster charging times for devices that use USB for power.
DO I NEED A NEW COMPUTER IF I HAVE USB 3.0 DEVICES?
No. Your SuperSpeed devices will work in USB 2.0 ports, but in order to get that extra boost of speed, your computer must have USB 3.0 ports.
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