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    Tech explained - High-speed peripheral connections on modern PCs

    We examine some of the more common interfaces present on modern systems.
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    Re: Tech explained - High-speed peripheral connections on modern PCs

    USB 3.0 please :-D

    Edit: You forgot to mention that USB 3.0 will increase (double, I believe) the amount of power available. More devices like hard drives, especially mobile ones, shouldn't need external power supplies to operate.
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    Re: Tech explained - High-speed peripheral connections on modern PCs

    Liking the sound of USB 3.0

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    Re: Tech explained - High-speed peripheral connections on modern PCs

    Looking forward to USB 3 aswell, although I really wish that eSATA could deliver power aswell!
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    Re: Tech explained - High-speed peripheral connections on modern PCs

    Great summary article. I thought eSATA *could be* (but usually isn't) powered (please enlighten me if I'm wrong). It really only makes sense if powered so is a shame so few motherboards have it, have so few eSATA connectors and/or have unpowered connectors - the standard could have taken off so much more by now. Also, I gather it can be (but often isn't) configured to be hot-swappable. Again, lack of support for this feature doesn't help the standard. I have a few sizeable portable HDDs but USB 2.0 is pretty slow when I have to connect by this method and I can't always be ars3d to reboot just to get the SATA connection working with them. If anyone knows of any decent PCIe add-in cards with 2-4 powered, hot-swappable eSATA ports, pls let me know!

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