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What is Super Speed USB

SuperSpeed USB

SuperSpeed USB is going to chage the face of computing. If you take a look at the computing interface in front of you, likely many peripheral devices are integral to your experience. These peripherals such as printers, keyboards, scanners, webcams, microphones and smart devices are more often than not connected via a usb connection.

USB or Universal Serial Bus is the standard in device connectivity. Everything from printers to cell phones are capable of using the bidirectional, low cost architecture to pass data between devices.

Currently, you are probably using at most a USB 2.0 connection, commonly marketed as High Speed USB , this is sufficient for most uses, but as the size of the data transmitted increases a faster protocol will be a real time saver for computer users. In reaction to this, USB 3.0 or SuperSpeed USB has been released which offers a data transmission rate of 10x the previous protocol. Many high end electronics are already out with Superspeed USB abilities, the architecture is fully backwards compatible with previous generations of USB connectivity.

Data Transmission with SuperSpeed USB

With the cost of digital storage going down rapidly in the past few years and increased capabilities in photo and video equipment it is not uncommon for the home user to be passing much larger packets of information between devices.

Your 12Mp camera or 1 TB external hard drive is processing a lot of information when your uploading your recent photos and videos or even printing super high quality RAW format images.

The speed increase is quite noticeable with SuperSpeed USb and will soon be the base capability on all your new devices.

The Power management features of USB 3.0 is quite a leap in functionality:

According to USB.org

 

  • SuperSpeed USB has a 5 Gbps signaling rate offering 10x performance increase over Hi-Speed USB.
  • SuperSpeed USB is a Sync-N-Go technology that minimizes user wait-time.
  • SuperSpeed USB will provide Optimized Power Efficiency.No device polling and lower active and idle power requirements.

 

USB 3.0 - Superspeed USB
USB 3.0 – Superspeed USB

Devices to use SuperSpeed USB with

Further information regarding USB 3.0

 

Buy SuperSpeed USB Cables

Micro Connectors Superspeed USB 3.0 A to B Cable, (6 Feet)
Amazon Price: $3.99
List Price: $12.99
StarTech.com USB3SAUB1 1 Feet SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Cable A to Micro B
Amazon Price: $6.78
List Price: $15.99

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