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Report sees 1.7B USB 3.0 devices in 2014

12/22/2010 06:25 PM EST
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LarryM99
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re: Report sees 1.7B USB 3.0 devices in 2014
LarryM99   12/27/2010 3:53:54 PM
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Both of your points make sense for incompatible replacements, but USB 3.0 is backwards compatible. I cannot see using it for a mouse, but such a USB 1.1 / 2.0 device will plug into a USB 3.0 port nicely. Legacy interfaces such as serial and parallel (and soon VGA), on the other hand, are only now starting to disappear. Larry M.

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UdaraW   12/26/2010 2:18:54 AM
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Dave, you have hit the nail on the head there. I, myself, am a strong opposition supporter against too early adoption of usb 3.0. People do not have an adequate number of applications that require the speed of usb 3.0, therefore, the users do not want usb 3.0 this early. While, usb 3.0 might be a feather in the hat for the minority of over-enthusiastic consumers with the additional disposable income, for the average PC user it would spell disaster if the market starts to get flooded with usb3.0 and if usb2.0/usb1.1 starts to move out of the shelves. The essence of the argument is that the technology is there to support the human requirements, not the other way around, where the consumers are controlled by the manufacturers/suppliers who use the herding instinct in human population for market advantage and sell them something that they do not really need. This has happened too many times in the past in the PC market.

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re: Report sees 1.7B USB 3.0 devices in 2014
LarryM99   12/23/2010 6:00:32 PM
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Eggs do beget chickens (and vice versa), no matter which of them comes first. I read recently about very fast (480 MByte/sec read, 310 MByte write) SSD's coming out. That would work quite nicely on a USB 3.0 link. There are also possibilities in HD video. If you build it sometimes they really do come... Larry M.

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Kinnar   12/23/2010 8:12:37 AM
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I might happen that the USB 3.0 Hosts will get flooded in the market, as it might get the standard interface on the up coming motherboards, but there will be very less USB 3.0 devices in the market as presently there hardly very few applications are there they require higher speed than USB 2.0, Lets see what happnes. I completely agree with Dave.Dyksta. But if the industries change the interface to have uniformity it might get more acceptance, say for example Ethernet can be put on USB 3.0 interface that will give too much of value addition to Ethernet Interface, but the distance limitation will be an issue. Lets wait and watch as we are not the decision makers.

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re: Report sees 1.7B USB 3.0 devices in 2014
Dave.Dykstra   12/23/2010 3:20:11 AM
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Looks like a typical adoption cycle for a standard that took awhile to be finalized. As a consumer, why move to USB 3.0 if USB 2.0 (or even 1.1) is still fast enough. I'm in no particular rush to replace all of my peripherals to get that extra speed (especially since I also have Firewire available). Typically, I find that my USB 2.0 devices are fast enough at the moment.

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