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Old 01-25-12, 02:33 PM   #8
ViN86
 
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Default Re: why isn't USB 3 more widely used?

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Originally Posted by Cylphid View Post
Usefulness? I thought USB3 is faster than eSATA.

http://www.techradar.com/news/comput...s-esata-931343



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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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.
Why would I buy a new enclosure and cables for an increase in speed that wouldn't be very noticeable? The most useful application of USB 3.0 I see is external drives. I don't see the benefit in spending money and upgrading yet, that's all.
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