What is USB 3.0
When users want to transfer any data from the system to any external drive then there is always a problem that have to be faced by them and that is the issue about the transfer rate of data. If any file can transfer from one drive to any other in just some seconds then the same file would take minutes if you are transferring it to any external device like standard USB 2.0. This all delay is because of USB port that is being used for connecting external device with the computer system. To remove this hassle USB 3.0 has been introduced.
The edge that USB 3.0 is proving its users is that they can use it with their previous USB 2.0 port as well. They just need some additional cable and host adapter to make it able to work with old port. This new USB can work at low power as well and also consume just one third powers if it’s compared with USB 2.0. The rate of transfer is 5Gbps in USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 was able to transfer just 480Mpbs.
In Applications like storage will still be limited by the type of drive inside; and you can expect better performance from RAIDed hard drives or fast solid-state drives (SSDs) than from, say, a standalone single drive connected to the computer via USB 3.0. So in short we can say that USB 3.0 is a device which is introduced to increase the transfer rate of data with minimum consumption of electricity and better compatibility with USB 2.0. It has enhanced the performance of devices which use to be connected through it. We will discuss all of these benefits of USB 3.0 in detail bellow.
|USB 3.0 Micro-B connector||USB 3.0 Standard-A connector|
Three fold focus of USB 3.0: USB 3.0 is specially designed to cover three purposes. These purposes include compatibility, performance and power.
Compatibility: USB 3.0 is far more compatible then any other port currently available in the market. User can easily upgrade their USB 2.0 with some extra plug-ins into 3.0 and this new modified USB is ready to work for you as USB 3.0.
Performance: USB 3.0 is obviously a device with improved performance level. The transfer time has been reduced to many times lesser then earlier. And this was one of the purposes of its introduction. With the use of USB 3.0 users can transfer 25GB High Definition video in just 70 seconds and this time is quite impressive for users when compared with USB 2.0. Because for the same video USB 2.0 use to take 13.9 minutes. Now users do not have to wait for hours while making backup of important files on any external removable device.
Power: the power consumption rate of USB 3.0 is one third if we compare it with USB 2.0. This USB port can support the transfer in sleep mode or low power as well. If you are using it on laptops then and battery is drained, at time as well this port can be recognized by laptop.
List of USB 3.0 certified products: USB 3.0 is also known as Super Speed USB. USB 3.0 support a large number of motherboards, storage devices and laptops. At the time of introduction of USB certified products different products were introduced. These super speed USB products include products from ASMedia, Asus, Fujitsu, Gigabyte, HP, I/O Interconnect, LucidPort, Ratoc Systems, SIIG, Symwave and Western Digital.
Beside these some products HP introduce a range of EliteBook laptops. Three super speed USB ports are included in this new range of laptops. Many other HP machines are also introduced with this USB 3.0. According the HP manufacturers these additional USB 3.0 ports will let the user to work on laptops at faster rate.