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I guess it is a move to suppress w/e excuses the OEM market would have for giving Thunderbolt a more serious look?
Lets face it, external GPUs are nice, but an extreme niche (especially with the current prices for PCIe -> thunderbolt enclosures).
Buy the time something like that would start becoming "mainstream", APUs would be that much better that would have made it even more of a niche.

The great thing with USB is that it is backwards compatible with nearly all the PC/Macs etc made the last decade - something you cannot get with Thunderbolt.
Fortunately Thunderbolt does much more than plain external storage connectivity, otherwise it would have the same fate with Firewire 800 - only much much sooner.
Still it does "feels like" Apple will be the only one using it extensively, probably more as a proprietary connection type than essential technology.
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10GigE USB NICs?
    
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Originally Posted by trulsrohk View Post

That's because you are likely capped by your HDD's speed anyway. Unless you are using an SSD you will be capped at a mechanical drive's read/write speeds even on USB 2.0 in most cases.
Which is why when my buddy who is an Apple guy started getting excited about thunderbolt drives I just shook my head and laughed. Theoretical bandwidth is only good if something is saturated and the component can make use of more throughput.

yeah I'm not complaining though. I actually like the speed usb3 provides.
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i bought a 64gb san disc extreme usb pen for storing my music on.

i didnt have to wait long for the 40gb of files to copy.

£50 usb drive, it is bursting at 245MB per second and even the 4k reads are nearly 20MB per sec! (down to the pen of course)

by contrast the year before i bought an indestructible corsair survivor GT 64gb for £60 and it managed 35MB per second max and it then broke a few weeks later, the case is fine though you could run a truck over it.


So usb 3.0 is seriously fast for removable storage id say.
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ipod touch has usb 3.0

Newest one yes.....NOT the older ones.
post #66 of 69
I seriously want this now! I have an external drive for a second backup device and the faster that thing can get transferred to the better!

The big thing I'd like to see is an increase in it's voltage, I'd like to see 12V so we can power things like LED's, fan's etc as well as charge the new iPads and phones much faster!
 
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Id like to see one standard for ext I/O. One of the main reasons we now have USB. Im guessing, its all about the piece of the pie, and not advancement in tech.

Just single standard, no HDMI, DP, audio, VGA, DVI. Stadard size USB and microUSB, with maybe the exception of ethernet cables......

I know we may never see a more standardized standard for ext cables, but a geek can dream right!

Anyone else feel the same way?

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post #68 of 69
USB3 is already called Super Speed. If you look at just about any USB3 device in existence you are sure to find a little SS printed on it somewhere. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usb_3

This is a big misunderstanding by Gizmodo. More people that don't know what they're talking about. Not to mention "It's also expected to feature better data encoding for transfers, more efficiency power efficient ports"

Expected does not mean anyone actually said it. Yet in the source they quote it says it. Does nobody proofread articles these days?
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I just got a new SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive and i didnt expect the speed im getting. Sure its advertised at achieving 190MB/s read, but come on, they tend to lie a little, but im getting 255MB/s! Nice.
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