All iPads iPad needs USB 3.0

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AutoUnion39, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. AutoUnion39
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    I've upgraded most of my external HDDs and USB sticks to USB 3.0 and now transferring movies and stuff to my iPad is quite annoying. Takes forever to transfer a couple gigs of movies I downloaded off the internet.

    Hopefully, they finally put in USB 3.0 so the people with newer Macs can take advantage of faster write speeds.
     
  2. burgundyyears
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    Mobile devices use flash that I'm not even sure saturates USB2 at this point.
     
  3. AutoUnion39
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    I'm sure the flash chips inside these mobile devices can take advantage of USB3.0, if they put in higher speed storage chips.

    I remember my old Nokia N95. Literally took an hour to transfer 1gb file to its internal memory.
     
  4. Fruit Cake
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    If they put high speed memory it would need to be low density SLC chips, the MLC chips used in cheaper components doesn't go that fast. The cheapo MicroSD Sandisk chip I got for my droid only does 10meg/sec write speed. Given apple are Pennypinching tightasses, I'd say we're stuck at these speeds for a little while.
     
  5. Intell
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    The NAND flash chips in the iPhone 5 can only do a maximum write speed of 21 mega bytes per second. That's still well within the range of USB 2.
     
  6. takeshi74
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    Of course they could. There's good reason that they don't. People already gripe about the costs.
     
  7. raccoonboy
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    apple is encouraging users to pay for movies from itunes.
     

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