It is backwards compatible if I remember right, although it uses a different set of pins in the connector.
Part of the USB specification (for 1.x to 2.x) is to be backwards-compatible with all previous devices. I don't see why they would change spec.
I can't wait until 3.0 is widespread. It is going to be WAY faster than USB 2.x and firewire, nearly as fast as SATA. Awesome.
Yeah it will be sweet speeds! I just hope they will stick to one connector, unlike USB 2 that has tons of different connectors, and you have to get a converter for almost every device.
but i dont have money enought to buy it
Looks good, although the connector looks like some mutant baby from a USB and mini USB =P
That is very interesting...is there any indication as to the cost of these devices/cables in comparison to USB 2?
Great, I wonder how that will increase some speeds when MANY flash cards, usb drives etc. use cheap memory with speeds of 5/20 w/r? USB 2.0 has 480mb/s but how many devices use that capability?
I heard that it's going to use some additional fiber optic pins
with this speed we will be able to connect a lot of additional peripherals to our computer as it was on it's bus
Rumor is speed is 5.2-5.4 Gb/s. It's definantly faster than IEEE 1394b or 'firewire'. You will need a new motherboard for it, that's the only downside I see as well as getting a device that actually is compatbable.
what is meant by backward compatibility?
Thank you. But clearly the pin seems to be quite different from a normal usb.
Sounds very practical. Any idea on how this thing is so fast compared to USB 3.0?
Sorry for the wrong framing of the sentence. I was referring to the technical details. Why is USB 3.0 faster compared to USB 2.0?
This is going to take time to incorporate devices etc. for, cause more people are going to have 2.0 at the time 3.0 comes out, some people won't know the difference, only the tech savvy people really will.
This is going to be major 4,8Gb/s Crazy!
I just upgraded my whole computer system. Hopefully the change is slow. I can't afford to do this too often. I am completely fine with USB2.0 speeds, but am curious to see how much difference it will make.