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Old 01-25-12, 01:06 PM   #7
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Default Re: why isn't USB 3 more widely used?

Originally Posted by ViN86 View Post
Money? Usefulness? I use eSATA for external storage and it's plenty fast. I don't think the demand for USB 3.0 parts is there yet. I've seen some devices emerging. I may pick up a USB3.0 memory key soon.
Usefulness? I thought USB3 is faster than eSATA.

eSATA delivers 3Gbps, with older eSATA 1.5 devices offering 1.5Mbps; USB 3.0, also known as Superspeed USB, goes up to 5Gbps; and Thunderbolt is a very respectable 10Gbps. As Intel puts it, that's enough to "transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds".
I don't know what costs are associated with it though. Not super important to me at this time though. Just curious, as stated above.
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