USB 3.0 Specifications
The Universal Serial Bus or USB as it is better known has gone through several modifications. Initially been launched as the USB 1.0 Low Speed 1.5 Mbits/s, it was followed by USB 1.1 Full Speed 12 Mbits/s. Then USB 2.0 High Speed 480 Mbits/s arrived and the latest is the UBS 3.0 SuperSpeed 5.0 Gbits/s.
Boasting of a huge data transfer bandwidth rate of 5.0 Gbit/s, the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 released by Intel and its partners in August 2008 is a revolutionary aid to high-speed data transfer. Announced in 5th January 2010 at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the first certified USB 3.0 consumer products included 2 motherboards by ASUS and Gigabyte Technology. The New devices supporting USB 3.0 are expected to be backward compatible and consist of a new system of wiring to ensure duplex communication.