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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:49 pm    Post subject: USB 3.0 anyone? Reply with quote

The specs look very promising:

USB 3.0 Article


How long will it take for Apple to adopt this new interface?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it won't hit the shelves for another couple of years at least.

As regards Apple taking it up ? They'll take it up eventually, if only because the greater part of the PC world will be using it. But I must say, Jobs & Co, are still a bit pissed at having so right royally screwed the chance of making Firewire, the universal standard.Their own fault really.
Instead of charging computer & motherboard manufacturers, a royalty; they should just have given it a way, for the first couple of years. Then when they we're ultimately hooked...reel them in...

Wiki wrote:
However, the royalty which Apple Inc. and other patent holders initially demanded from users of FireWire (US$0.25 per end-user system) and the more expensive hardware needed to implement it (US$1–$2), both of which have since been dropped, have prevented FireWire from displacing USB in low-end mass-market computer peripherals, where product cost is a major constraint.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FireWire

Interestingly, the new Firewire is meant to compete directly with USB 3.
There is talk on that page of Firewire delivering rates of "6.4 Gbit/s, use of single-mode fiber.." So we might find Apple computers using both.

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PS : Did you look at the posts in your link...Hackers...?

So nice to read that the olde FIREWIRE Vs USB battle still rages on.... Laughing

Like otherwise nice folk, arguing over who really won the Civil War... Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So nice to read that the olde FIREWIRE Vs USB battle still rages on.... Laughing

Are you talking about the paper or reality battle? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
Aquafire wrote:

So nice to read that the olde FIREWIRE Vs USB battle still rages on.... Laughing

Are you talking about the paper or reality battle? Wink


Probably both Devo...probably both... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:44 pm    Post subject: wait Reply with quote

Has anyone stopped to think about this, the two new connections won't be useful for consumers since flasah drives already get bottlenecked by the flash chip and external HDD's don't even need those kinds of speed (even a 10k rpm can't reach the 1.5Gbps rate of SATA I).
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: wait Reply with quote

dungeon92 wrote:
Has anyone stopped to think about this, the two new connections won't be useful for consumers since flasah drives already get bottlenecked by the flash chip and external HDD's don't even need those kinds of speed (even a 10k rpm can't reach the 1.5Gbps rate of SATA I).


I'm more excited about the continuous transfer speeds than the "max" transfer speeds.

Also, with newer, lightweight OS's, SSD progress etc. You shouldn't stifle advancements, at some point it will be relevant.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:21 am    Post subject: Re: wait Reply with quote

hackersmovie wrote:
dungeon92 wrote:
Has anyone stopped to think about this, the two new connections won't be useful for consumers since flasah drives already get bottlenecked by the flash chip and external HDD's don't even need those kinds of speed (even a 10k rpm can't reach the 1.5Gbps rate of SATA I).


I'm more excited about the continuous transfer speeds than the "max" transfer speeds.

Also, with newer, lightweight OS's, SSD progress etc. You shouldn't stifle advancements, at some point it will be relevant.

I'm not against it, I just don't want to see companies go price jack crazy and make PCIe (see not against advancement) cards that you must have and motherboard makers like Intel are especially bad about loading their boards with useless stuff.
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