USB 3.0 delayed till some time in 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by PracticalMac, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

    PracticalMac

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    At least Intel is delaying, others putting them in, but over all that means longer time before USB 3 will be well supported.

    So if you want high speed transfer of data from a computer, its either eSATA or
    FireWire for now.

    And since Apple has not been installing eSATA, that means they should be installing their own FireWire products.

    http://www.techtree.com/India/News/No_USB_30_for_Intel_Chipsets_till_2011_Nvidia/551-107322-581.html

    BTW, anyone notice that eSATA drives are expensive and do not preform well??

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/seagate-500-gb-external-hard-drive-esata,1307-4.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/seagate-500-gb-external-hard-drive-esata,1307-5.html
     
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Why don't they give Macs USB3 next year in 2010, why wait till 2011...?
     
  3. savoirfaire macrumors 6502

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    It's not Apple that postponing USB 3.0 support, it's Intel.
     
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Well, same question to them I suppose...
     
  5. KielderWolf macrumors regular

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    So wait... Intel are working on USB3 as well as this new optical thingamabob? Is Intel about to create for itself a complete farce of standards by trying to run two simultaneously?

    *grumble* I'm off back to resurrect SCSI. I don't care how daft it sounds.
     
  6. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Good luck with that daisy chain. :eek: :)
     
  7. KielderWolf macrumors regular

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    Maybe I'll be able to connect my PM6200 to my Mac Plus and create some kinda early-90's supercomputer! :D

    Or maybe I'll just return to drooling over the new iMacs. I think this is more likely.
     

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