More info on USB 3.0 emerges

MaximumPC has posted some detailed information on USB 3.0, including a closer look at the connectors and the cable.

MaximumPC has posted some detailed information on USB 3.0, including a closer look at the connectors and the cable.

Here's the deal:

  • Cables and connectors will be backward compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0 specs.
  • Cable thicker because of the five additional lines (the cable is now about the thickness of Cat5).
  • USB 3.0 has a maximum transfer rate of 4.8Gbps.
  • Data lanes separate for uploads/downloads.
  • More efficient.

Expect USB 3.0 products to hit the shelves early 2010.