Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by slimjim, Jun 7, 2009.
So when are motherboards with USB 3 ports gonna start coming out?
I predict it'll be at least 3 years before there's any significant availability of usb3 devices.
I predict it'll be even longer before there are any devices that can make use of USB3's extra speed. Hard drives should benefit some, but they're still going to top-out well below USB3's bandwidth.
Right, external drives will benefit, as well USB wireless network adapters. No more wireless "lag" while gaming online hopefully.
Who uses a USB wireless adaptor for gaming? I have one to use on machines that don't have wireless in case I need to connect them to download updates or something, but I don't use them for a permanent solution.
I sold about 4 per day at Best Buy. Most people don't know how to install a PCI card, and therefore want something simple they can do without paying for installation.
I just heard that USB was a better option because you can move it around and get a better signal. Since my network is only 54 mbps the fact that it's USB doesn't really slow it down
Asus P55 Deluxe will come with a PCI-E x1 card with two USB 3.0 ports
So it looks like the time to buy a new motherboard is 2010, when PCIe 3.0 comes out
Great response! That pretty much answered his question perfectly.
btw,... NEC says their USB 3.0 controller card (PCI-E x1) would come out sometime this month.
also,... Gigabyte is also showing SATA III or SATA 6GB/s on their P55 mobos
these mobos should be out Q4 2009 or Q1 2010, along with Intel Core i5
What does SATA III mean for SSHD's?
They're already knocking on the door of SATA II, so the next gen SSHD's are going to start kicking it down.
they also are showing next-gen eSATA which can power 3.5" hard drives once drive start supporting it. Once again next-gen SATA > next-gen USB.
Of course it's better, has an external drive ever been a better alternative to an internal drive for access time?
I meant eSATA, which is for externals.
Gotcha, that makes sense.