USB2 vs USB3 (google that)
USB3 is currently three (some say four) times faster than USB2 and should
improve as technology matures - they say. For now eSATA is slightly faster
and FireWire 800 is slightly slower than USB3. I spoke with a computer shop
recently about building an external drive w/case and HD. They confirmed
that USB3 is backward compatible with USB2 devices, the ports are the same
size, and something I did not know was that the standard is/will be USB3
ports are colored blue (the plastic parts). Eventually USB3 will be the
norm as USB2 is now I presume.
Like others have mentioned - read/write (transfer) speeds are as fast as the
weakest link: USB2 (device) mated to USB3 (port) = USB2 speed
And I just thought of something... the cables. Like when we advanced from
USB1.1 to USB2, that includes updating the cables so make sure cables are not
the weakest link.
If I were shopping today, I'd get as much USB3 as possible.
Hi, I know some motherboards support USB3. Is it very useful that