USB 3.0 is here! And, it’s fast…

We received USB 3.0 port adapters from TRENDnet…I’m in possession of the 2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter, model TU3-H2EC.

expresscard USB 3.0 adapter
TRENDnet TU3-H2EC ExpressCard USB 3.0 Adpater

(“SuperSpeed”) USB 3.0 can provide data transfer rates as high as 5 Gbps, which is ten times as fast as (“Hi-Speed”) USB 2.0. USB 2.0 can go as fast as 480 Mbps. (USB 3.0 is also faster than “FireWire 400”, “FireWire 800”, “FireWire S1600”, and “FireWire S3200″…)

USB specifications can be found at

USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices, and supports all current USB speeds: Low-speed (USB 1.0: 1.5Mbps), Full-speed (USB 1.1: 12Mbps), High-speed (USB 2.0: 480Mbps), and SuperSpeed (USB 3.0: 5Gbps).

An external power adapter is supplied to enhance the ExpressCard in case USB devices try to draw too much power from USB ports.

It’s compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

Andy has the 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Adapter, model TU3-H2PIE

We’re waiting on delivery of USB 3.0 devices…as soon as we get some we’ll talk about them on our shows, blog posts, etcetera.

2 thoughts on “USB 3.0 is here! And, it’s fast…”

  1. I can’t wait to try out the USB 3.0 Devices! Hopefully we’ll have some this week to take a spin with and will post the results here! Slick will probably have 4 drives connected to that Alienware Laptop now!!

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