USB 3.0 happens to be the most widely used data transfer technique among the tablets, PCs, Smartphone and hybrids. The 3.0 specifications were first made public by USB 3.0 group promoter in the year 2008.The first batch of the certified 3.0 USB gear were then rolled out for the first time during CES 2010.USB 3.0 has only one rival, intel’s thunderbolt tech which is primarily found in the apple desktops and laptops.
Thunderbolt is faster than USB 3.0 which is 10Gbps vs 5Gbps.It also has the ability to change the peripherals and it is cheaper to deploy .However, USB technology remains the best and desirable option among manufacturer and users alike. It is dubbed the superspeed USB’ by the USB developers and the website usb.org. The USB 3.0 is on the brink to be replaced by a more developed and sophisticated USB revision 3.1.
So what is the Universal Serial Bus 3.1?
According to the usb.org it extends the existing speed protocol, electrical, hub definition and mechanical whilst maintaining compatibility with the current USB 3.0 software device and stacks class protocol as-well-as with existing five Gbps devices, hubs and USB 2.0 versions. USB 3.1 is twice as fast as USB 3.0 which means it can transfer data in 10Gbit/s speeds.
3.1 USB is powerful and faster, whilst maintaining the backwards-compatibility with the previous models of USB .moreover, this new version is as twice faster than the previous version and it also utilizes power more efficiently.
Additionally, USB 3.1 comes with a new concept of new connector and cable. This is the type C 3.1.This is designed and modeled to replace the micro cable USB cables and the full sized USB. This concept is essential in ensuring that the cable and port types are standardized across all devices. The USB type C cable is also reversible to allow plugging without fail irrespective of how you are holding or inserting the cable.
Considering the size of the current micro USB connectors, the new version of USB has the capability of power charging that can be scalable and according to the 3.0 group promoter, the 3.1 ports and connector are modeled and designed to fit all the future updates. The type C cable has a provision for power up to 100 watts. This means that it can charge your gadgets like smartphone, tablets and many other devices.
According to the industry speculations, the new standards will make it first appearance later in the year 2015. Transfer rate that are twice and that are standardized than the traditional ones happens to be the best option. They also have the fast charging ports which make our lives much easier.
You can upgrade your computer to the new USB 3.1 standard with the world’s first and fastest USB 3.1 Type-C PCIe card by Asus. I believe that this new standard will conquer large market shares from Thunderbolt and SSD drive manufacturer’s. It will be great to back up data in 10Gbit/s speeds and compare to USB 2.0, this is a big change.
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