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Symwave to Demo USB 3.0 Data Link Protocol at CES

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Networking semiconductor maker Symwave will present the first public demonstration of USB 3.0 connectivity Jan. 6 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Symwave will demonstrate SuperSpeed USB 3.0, which it claims is at least 10 times faster than the current best USB performance. The ramifications for both consumer and enterprise markets are intriguing.

The USB data connectivity protocol—which connects an estimated 90 percent of all data storage devices in the world to disk or solid-state drives—hasn't had many substantial upgrades made to it since the late 1990s. Starting Jan. 6, however, that's all going to change.

Networking semiconductor maker Symwave will stage the first public demonstration of USB 3.0 connectivity Jan. 6 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The invitation-only demo will be held in a private suite at the Las Vegas Hilton immediately adjacent to CES, Symwave said.

The 4-year-old company will demonstrate SuperSpeed USB 3.0, which it claims is at least 10 times faster than the current best USB performance.

Symwave, in collaboration with several test, cable, components and hard drive manufacturers, says it will show USB 3.0 transfer speeds of up to 5GB per second for streaming data, to and from external storage devices.

"We believe that this will become the most pervasive high-speed connectivity technology over the coming years," John O'Neill, vice president of marketing for Symwave, told eWEEK. "There's FireWire, SATA [serial ATA], Ethernet; when you look at the data rate capabilities of those technologies, USB 3.0 exceeds every one of those."

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Symwave to Demo USB 3.0 Data Link Protocol at CES

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Networking semiconductor maker Symwave will present the first public demonstration of USB 3.0 connectivity Jan. 6 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Symwave will demonstrate SuperSpeed USB 3.0, which it claims is at least 10 times faster than the current best USB performance. The ramifications for both consumer and enterprise markets are intriguing.

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Slight problem in that all the components in the system need to be USB 3.0 compliant. So if your Flash drive is USB 2.0 and you plug it into a USB 3.0 port, it will only run at the USB 2.0 spec unfortunately.

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Of course but it means if adopted a seriously fast large size USB thumbdrive is not far off..

On my desk in front of me is (a buddys) 16 GB thumdrive.. Once you remove your media collections from the equation the entire OS and apps can fit in that easily, no trimming and cuting down.

I know I can already have pendrive linux on a stick, or a loaded up portable apps.. But the speeds of USB drives, means its not a really great implementation, it works but its slow.. However with 5GB transfer speeds.. Theres no reason why we cant carry our OS's exactly set up how we want them, in our wallet, on a biz card, etc etc etc.. Thats a nice approach to 'personal' computing.

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