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"Intel's Open Source Technology Center is working on USB 3.0 support for Linux. USB 3.0 has wire speeds of 5Gbps and promises to be 10 times faster than USB 2.0. A recent video demo shows speeds that are 3.5 times faster than USB 2.0. The USB 3.0 drivers will be submitted to the mainline kernel when the eXtensible host controller interface (xHCI) specification reaches a 1.0 release."
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USB 3.0 and Linux
USB is getting a facelift!
In the beginning, there was USB 1.1, with the "low speed" and "full speed" devices (at 1 Mbps and 12 Mbps, respectively). Then USB 2.0 came along with "high speed" devices that ran at 480 Mbps. Now the new USB 3.0 bus specification defines "SuperSpeed" devices that run at 5 Gbps (5,120 Mbps).
Source: The Geekess
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Obviously...
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Too bad we won't see any USB 3.0 devices until Windows supports it.
    
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Too bad we won't see any USB 3.0 devices until Windows supports it.
All weight rests on the possibily delayed launch of Windows 7. Unless Apple steps in first.

I believe, however, that USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Manufacturers could try to push their devices on consumers early if they chose.
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Man x58 should have integrated USB3... The jump to Nehalem is pretty big, but USB3 would have made a better board even better.
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All weight rests on the possibily delayed launch of Windows 7. Unless Apple steps in first.

I believe, however, that USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Manufacturers could try to push their devices on consumers early if they chose.
Apple won't step in. Its relatively new technology. They'll wait until its almost mainstream(a few months after Windows gets support and people start making devices), then release a new generation of Macbook/iPod with USB 3.0, making outrageous claims about how much faster their new iPods are with usb 3.0 support on OSX, and compare it to 'PC' (they won't say Vista/Win 7 because they are lying) which only gets a fraction of the speed with USB 2.0.


In the meantime, I for one would welcome a USB 3.0 to SATA PCI adapter, and a 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive for some hot SSD action
    
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