Do you still own crappy USB 1.0 devices that are painfully slow? Or newer USB 2.0 devices that are actually faster than the interface? Time to trash them all, USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has finally approved 50 Products that are fully USB 3.0 compliant. the SuperSpeed USB (3.0) compliance on 50 devices means alot, specially in mass storage devices, PCIe , ExpressCard adapters.
As we prompted earlier, SuperSpeed USB delivers data transfer rates up to 10x faster than Hi-Speed USB and offers optimized power efficiency, increased power delivery and backward compatibility with the billions of USB-enabled computers and devices currently in use. The assortment of certified SuperSpeed USB products represents end-to-end solutions for consumers wanting the fastest USB experience available.
SuperSpeed USB product page on the USB-IF Web site highlights most of the products getting the certification.
The most deserving devices in the list are HP’s Envy 15 laptop and WD’s My Book 3.0 (not WD My book ii)external hard drive, but that the vast majority are adapters says a lot about how early this format is. Of the 50 said to be certified only 45 are listed on the site, meaning there are five left unidentified, ready for a stunning, blue-plugged unveiling.