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Windows 7: USB 3.0 vs 2.0

03 Apr 2010   #21
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drewpul View Post
When does 3.0 come out?
It's already out.


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03 Apr 2010   #22
drewpul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drewpul View Post
When does 3.0 come out?
It's already out.
Can you buy the laptop express cards yet? I know they made the PCMIA cards for laptops when USB 2.0 came out.

EDIT: I must be living under a rock. I feel stupid not knowing these weren't out yet.

I'm answering my own question. Here is a express card slot I'm going to buy:

http://www.frys.com/product/6117659?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

OR http://www.frys.com/product/6149939?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Thanks for letting me know that this is out!
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03 Apr 2010   #23
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 

USB 3 should be backwards compatible to USB 2.
I was thinking perhaps getting a HDD dock and then buy some external USB 3 HDDs. Have to wait a while though.
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03 Apr 2010   #24
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Just ordered this WD 1TB USB 3.0 The supplier ran CrystalDisk to test
Is that compatible when connected to a USB 2.0 port ???
or can it plug into a USB 2.0 ???
USB3.0 are backwards compatible. Obviously tho you'll only get USB2.0 speeds
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03 Apr 2010   #25
drewpul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
 
 

When will you start being able to buy them built into laptops.

Also, where can you buy a usb 3.0 thumb drive?
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03 Apr 2010   #26
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drewpul View Post
Also, where can you buy a usb 3.0 thumb drive?
Not readily available yet (but I doubt it will be much longer)

Check this out
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03 Apr 2010   #27
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Iíve been looking at this USB 3.0 Enclosure .. And this SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD to put in it.
But .. Would rather find an enclosure for a SATA 6.0Gb/s HD.

Take that WD external apart .. and tell us what HDD is in it .. please
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04 Apr 2010   #28
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
Iíve been looking at this USB 3.0 Enclosure .. And this SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD to put in it.
But .. Would rather find an enclosure for a SATA 6.0Gb/s HD.

Take that WD external apart .. and tell us what HDD is in it .. please
lol..I don't have to. It's this
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04 Apr 2010   #29
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
lol..I don't have to. It's this
Thanks ... Not sure if this helps any .. But for a comparison ...
Here's a WD 1TB Green (32MB cache) in an External enclosure ....
connected via eSATA and then connected via USB 2.0

I'm wondering if SATA 3 and USB 3.0 are faster than the current drive technology can feed ??


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04 Apr 2010   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
I'm wondering if SATA 3 and USB 3.0 are faster than the current drive technology can feed ??
Definitely. The devices that can feed it at full capapcity have still to be invented. Even SSDs are too slow.
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