Basic guide to USB 3.0. The advent of portable media storage devices has made the lives of modern users (the ones that rely on PCs or laptops for work or other purposes) more convenient. Indeed, it makes it easier to transfer files from one PC or laptop to another without the need to use unsightly cables in order to sync both devices. Instead, all you need is this portable and handy device known as USB to contain all of the files you need wherever you go. Today, you can purchase a USB with up to 16 GB in total storage capacity so you do not have to worry about the size of files that you need to save as it is sure to handle it!
Over the years, new innovations on USB devices had been introduced into the market to offer more functionality that the previous versions haven’t been able to. USB 3.0 is the latest to hit the market and it makes some very interesting promise in the industry, especially for those who rely on the use of a USB on a day to day basis.
The USB 3.0 and SATA 6G solutions are two of those that probably make up the wishlist of any techie person out there. However, the only downside to these advanced technological features is the fact that there is currently a limited amount of PCs or hardware devices that have embedded support for these modern devices. This is a relatively new standard in the software chipsets of PCs and laptops so the earlier models are not compatible with them.
Hence, there is a corresponding demand for hardware devices that are compatible with these portable storage devices, notably the USB 3.0. But what is it about the USB 3.0 performance that makes it worth all the hassle now? Of course, the speed of the USB 3.0 is considerably faster than the USB 2.0. Thankfully, you can find motherboard chipsets in some PCs of today that are integrated with NEC controllers that will provide connectivity to the USB 3.0. If you are going to have a new motherboard installed to your PC, make sure to equip your motherboard with this type of controller to avail of the benefits to using USB 3.0.
In order to resolve this issue of connectivity on USB 3.0 with some PCs or laptops today, there are some manufacturers that provide an add-on card that end-users can utilize. This will allow you to make use of a USB 3.0 connection on your computer, as well as the SATA 6G solution. Depending on the type of USB you use, it can provide a speed that reaches up to 200 MB per second. Meanwhile, a sequential read/write performance can go up to 170 MB per second in speed.
This is merely a sneak preview into what USB 3.0 can provide for end-users. You can expect more benefits to be enjoyed soon as this technology will get more improvements in the future, as well as more connectivity support provided for PCs and laptops manufactured in the market.