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Windows 7: USB 3.0 capable devices?

25 Feb 2010   #1
Martin

7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.16385
 
 
USB 3.0 capable devices?

Hey there, has been a long time since I wrote or reply in this forums, work keeping me away for a few weeks.

Today reading at a photography magazine I found an article (actually an ad) in which a Western Digital External Hard Drive claims to be the usb 3.0. Do we already have usb3.0 capable devices? like mobos an other stuff?

I do here attach the scanned ad, not the best quality but is readable I guess


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25 Feb 2010   #2
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

yes we do have USB 3.0 devices and motherboards although they are still not common
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25 Feb 2010   #3
Martin

7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.16385
 
 

thanks, for the answer , did not know we already had this devices, I guess is coming, read the whole magazine, found 3 other devices claiming theyre usb3.0
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25 Feb 2010   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

While the interface is USB...if the hard drive isn't up to par it's not going to come close to advertised speeds. It's not going to be any better than eSATA.
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25 Feb 2010   #5
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

e-SATA 300mbs...
USB 3.0 400mbs +
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25 Feb 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is no need to jump on the bandwagon. As long as the disks do not get any faster, the data transfer rate is irrelevant. Just look how fast your internal disk transfers data (e.g. with HD Tune), and you get an idea. And that disk is attached to a 3Gbit bus.
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25 Feb 2010   #7
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

well it could have an SATA III drive, but there are only a few models of those available on the market right now.
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26 Feb 2010   #8
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I believe the WD drive comes with a PCIe to USB 3.0 card so it will work on older motherboards. MSI and ASUS both have boards with USB 3.0 via an added chip.
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26 Feb 2010   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

saw a mention somewhere that some new Lenovo laptops have built-in USB 3.0 capabiliity.

My prediction that soon all newly released laptops/netbooks/desktops will have usb 3.0. usb 3.0 is the future.

karl
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26 Feb 2010   #10
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have one here and it came with a PCI-E USB 3.0 card.


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