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USB 3.0 to launch next year

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Intel has announced that the new USB 3 standard will be released in the first half of 2008.

Although the standard will see a release to the industry next year, it will more likely be 2009 before consumers see USB 3 devices on the market.

USB 3 will deliver ten times the performance of 2.0 with a 4.8GB/sec transfer rate, will be optismised for low power consumption and will be backwards compatible.

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i wonder if this will lead to a usb networking standard? with transfer speeds that fast....and connectivity so easy....that would make for some speedy network transfers....and alot smarter than the 1394/firewire idea
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How about a USB Hard Drive? That would be faster than the current SATA2 speeds, right?
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