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USB 3.0 speed comparison

Back in 2008, USB 3.0 was available. Now in 2010, at the CES, many manufacturers presented their newest motherboards and hard drives. Seagate presented their newest external hard drive “BlackArmor”. According to Seagate the speed of USB 3.0 is up to 3 times faster than USB 2.0. If you want high-speed files transfers, get USB 3.0!

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Comparison

USB 3.0 vs. USB 2.0

USB 3.0 is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Seagate has confirmed 100MB/sec transfer speeds for their external drive BlackArmor, so 25GB can now be transferred in 4 minutes instead of 13, making it three times faster. Sharing large files will become a lot easier.

25GB Transfer:
USB3: 4 min.
USB2: 13 min.

If you want to upgrade your current PC, Seagate’s BlackArmor PS110 is an external drive that includes a USB 3.0 Performance kit (PCI Express USB 3.0 card + cables).

USB 3.0 for $30

USB 3.0 ASUS PCI Express Card
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Asus revealed a PCI-Express USB 3.0 card for only $30. The card will soon be available and you can order it from your favorite online retailer. 4.8 Gbit/s here we come!

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Published: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 Last Modified: January 12, 2010

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