Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by xinster, Aug 4, 2008.
Whats all the new speed gonna mean for peripherals and such?
It's gonna mean new speed for peripherals and such.
in paper, 10x faster than USB 2.0
no diff on low bandwidth devices such as keyboards, mouse, etc.
it will not use it's full potential, but we probably see improved transfer rates on external hdds, flash memory, cameras, etc.
seems like not much to be goin crazy about
won't matter for anything but external hard drives and optical drives/burners
It goes faster and there is supposed to be some sort of optional fiber optic link, but don't know the specifics of that.
It won't do shit for a long time. Even if it's faster on paper, no existing devices will be able to saturate it with data, unless you daisy-chain, and the billion-or-so USB hubs for sale suggest that not many people bother with daisy-chaining.
Besides, I bet Firewire 800 will still be faster in real life, much like how Firewire 400 beats USB 2.0 in real life. Rated speed is 1/6 slower than USB 2.0, but data transfers magically happen twice as fast on Firewire.
optical drives/burners don't need anywhere near that bandwidth. The ONLY thing that will benefit is external hard drives, which eSATA is good enough anyways. I don't give a flying-fuck about USB3
I fucking hate how these companies exaggerate transfer rates. I cant get faster than a constant 50mb/sec on my ESATA PCI card. I was getting 30-35 on USB 2.0. ESATA claims to be 5X faster or something.
I'm thinking like external blu-ray drives..
the only time I've used eSATA I got over 100MB/s
I don't even get that speed on internal copying
you are hitting some other bottleneck then other than eSATA. eSATA = SATA which is what you're probably using for your internal drive.
if you have a bus that is 100000x as fast as eSATA, you probably won't see much increase in performance because at some point you hit the actual drive, the filesystem (or fragmentation), the CPU or some other bottleneck first.