It’s here. No really, USB 3.0 is officially off and running, and CFgear is proud to be one of the first to offer it to our customers! USB 3.0 represents the third major upgrade to one of the world’s most powerful and popular, data storage devices. We took our incredibly popular Swivel and Exactmatch drives, and crammed them with all new technology. The end result is our new and improved USB 3.0 flash drives! Utilizing our new state-of-the-art drive, you’ll be able to load, transfer and store huge amounts of data that would never have been possible before! The possibilities are endless ... Warp Speed Ahead!.
The new USB 3.0 flash drives are typically sized on the larger end of the spectrum as their primary uses are for large scale data transfer and storage. CFgear is happy to offer them from 16GB+!
We’re all familiar with USB 2.0; it’s been the standard in external data and power connections since it came out in 2000. Many of our clients are now asking us to help them understand what exactly USB 3.0 is all about. We've compiled a list of common USB 3.0 questions and answers. If the answer to your question about flash drives is not listed below, please don't hesitate to contact us at any time.
Now, you may be asking yourself, how in the world does this USB 3.0 drive achieve the added speed and performance? One of the most obvious changes is the addition of an additional physical bus, which has been added in alongside the more conventional four found with USB 2.0. USB 3.0 developers have also added an additional 5 wires (two additional transmitter and receiving lines, and an additional ground) for a total of 9.
This type of wiring configuration gives the 3.0 device expanded functionality, while ensuring that it’s still backwards compatible with USB 2.0 with the standard Type-A connection. USB 3.0 is also using a bi-directional interface which is a huge improvement to USB 2.0’s half-duplex arrangement which only allows data to move in one direction. To illustrate the differences between standard high speed 2.0, and super speed 3.0, we’ve put together a few diagrams and pictures for you on this page.
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