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USB 3.0 is a new specification for USB, known as USB SuperSpeed. The new specification has made many improvements over the USB 2.0 specification. A few of the major improvements is the increased data transfer rate and power. The speed of USB 3.0 surpasses existing USB specifications, eSATA, and IEEE-1394 (FireWire), making it an ideal solution for external data storage media.
Note: An even newer USB specification has been released, USB 3.1. To learn more, please visit our USB 3.1 technology page.
USB 3.0 is designed for data transfer to and from large mass storage devices. A few examples would be transferring data from a large hard drive, HD video for video editing or Blu-Ray authoring, or high resolution photos for editing and storage.
A computer equipped with USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.0 device and USB 3.0 cabling is required to experience the features of the specification. If your computer currently lacks USB 3.0 ports, a PCI Express upgrade card can be installed. If all USB 3.0 ports are occupied, a USB 3.0 hub can be introduced to expand, allowing additional devices to be connected.
This white paper is for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. C2G makes no guarantees, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the information found in this document.