By Harry McCracken | Monday, January 11, 2010 at 9:06 am
Firefox 3.6 release candidate available.
Is the Android Marketplace secure?
Droid lock feature is flawed.
Nexus One gripes pile up.
USB 3.0: really, really fast.
LG’s Wii-like HDTV remote.
Make your iPhone a plane.
Definition of “e-reader” is changing.
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“USB 3.0: really, really fast.” Has USB pulled ahead of Firewire 800?
@Tom: are you kidding? FireWire is still stuck at a theoretical 800Mb/s, and as far as I know, there are no plans to increase that in the near future.
USB 3.0, now available on premium motherboards, offers a theoretical 4.8Gb/s throughput, resulting in a real 3.2Gb/s (=400MB/s) throughput.
That is 400 megaBYTES vs 800 megaBITS? I guess you answerd my question
yes it is 😉 USB3 really changes the way we look at external drives: They can actually be just as fast as the internal ones!
I agree with you that Apple does not seem to view Firewire as strategic– though it continues to be a great option for video transfer at least until this USB3 starts showing up on the shelves.
so much better than IE
Technically, 3.0 is a number, not a word. That leaves room for a 3rd really in the title, don’t you think?