USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0

How Cables and Hubs Have Changed for USB 3.0

The USB 3.0 is a high-speed transfer technology that answers to the demand for higher transfer speeds required by the greater bandwidth demand from certain devices.  Also known as SuperSpeed, it offers major improvements such as higher transfer rates (up to 4.8Gbps), increased maximum bus power, new power management features, full-duplex data transfers, support for […]

USB 3.0 Comparison: USB 3.0 versus Thunderbolt, Firewire and eSATA

The renewed buzz around the USB 3.0 interface mostly revolves around its impressively high data transfer speeds. Boasting speeds ten times faster than the mainstream standard USB 2.0, the buzz isn’t all hot air. Often though, USB 3.0 is not only compared to USB 2.0, but to other interfaces such as Thunderbolt, Firewire, and eSATA. […]

USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0 Speed Test Results

Last week, we introduced you to the Sonic USB 3.0 flash drive from PremiumUSB. Today we’re going to do a speed test comparison between the Sonic USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 drive and see what kind of performance gains we find. Before we begin, let me give you some information about our test computer: […]