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    News - Buffalo announces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard disk drive

    DriveStation HD-HXU3 on course to become one of the industry's first SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external drive.
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    Re: News - Buffalo announces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard disk drive

    USB 3.0 is as pointless as the new Sata 6GB/S i honestly dont know why they do it.

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    Re: News - Buffalo announces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard disk drive

    But surely anything faster is always gonna be an improvement

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    Re: News - Buffalo announces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard disk drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Breezey View Post
    USB 3.0 is as pointless as the new Sata 6GB/S i honestly dont know why they do it.
    Because USB3.0 will become mainstream than new SATA.

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    Re: News - Buffalo announces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard disk drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Breezey View Post
    USB 3.0 is as pointless as the new Sata 6GB/S i honestly dont know why they do it.
    Pointless for now, but I think they will both come in handy.

    USB 3.0 for faster external HDD's etc.
    SATA 6Gb/s for SSD's, which may (hopefully) become too fast for SATA-II. SSD's already do 250MB/s, close to the max of SATA-II.

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    Re: News - Buffalo announces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard disk drive

    USB 3.0 makes a lot more sense then SATA3. USB2 is already starting to bottlenecking external hard drives, including some flash drives.
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    Re: News - Buffalo announces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard disk drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Breezey View Post
    USB 3.0 is as pointless as the new Sata 6GB/S i honestly dont know why they do it.
    I'm sure people said the same about USB 2 when that came around because "mice don't use that bandwidth" and external hard drives weren't really using USB at the time... then hey presto things started to need it and it enhanced all our computing lives. Seriously USB 3 is a GOOD THING - it's called progress, and only a total doughnut wouldn't see that.

    External hard drives are bottlenecked by USB 2 at around 30MB/s, even 2.5" drives can do better than that - eSATA hasn't really taken off and isn't that widespread (mostly because it's single purpose IMHO - multiple "holes" on a PC just confuses Joe Public). USB is THE standard connector that everyone knows, and a new revision which brings more speed is welcome, and in the next year we will start to see most new PCs equipped with it and PCIe cards to upgrade older machines. It's backwards compatible to avoid confusion as well.

    Then we can all enjoy much faster external storage, to match our faster internal drives and keep pace with the expanding size of files in our media collections. I'm also fairly certain other uses, such as HD video transmission etc will also show up

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    Re: News - Buffalo announces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard disk drive

    Quote Originally Posted by ABCx86 View Post
    Pointless for now, but I think they will both come in handy.

    USB 3.0 for faster external HDD's etc.
    SATA 6Gb/s for SSD's, which may (hopefully) become too fast for SATA-II. SSD's already do 250MB/s, close to the max of SATA-II.
    SATA 3 is relevant NOW with SSDs, the higher burst speed is very useful and it opens up the potential for connecting faster drives which currently have to use PCI-E to the SATA ports, there is also some additional controller functions.

    Maybe that sort of thing is out of the price range of most desktop users for a couple of years, but it will have an impact in the high end enterprise space for sure.

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    Re: News - Buffalo announces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard disk drive

    USB3 comes with greater built in power supply allowing 7,200RPM drives to be USB powered removing the need for the extra power supply.

    Also advance the techno in devices like webcams, which i believe have become transfer rate bound.

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    Re: News - Buffalo announces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard disk drive

    Quote Originally Posted by 114thDeath View Post
    USB3 comes with greater built in power supply allowing 7,200RPM drives to be USB powered removing the need for the extra power supply.
    I didn't know that, would this apply to USB 3.0 PCIe expansion cards, or is it just for motherboard's with built-in USB3.0 connectors.
    I'm just wondering if PCIe slots have enough wattage, because I'm getting a non-USB 3.0 motherboard soon, so I'll have to use an expansion card when USB 3.0 becomes mainstream.

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    Re: News - Buffalo announces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard disk drive

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    it's called progress, and only a total doughnut wouldn't see that.
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