Dane-Elec shows off USB 3.0 HDD device

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#1

I just posted the article Dane-Elec shows off USB 3.0 HDD device.

Dane-Elec tipped its hand by showing off several new USB 3.0 compatible external hard disk drives, with storage sizes ranging from 500GB up to 2TB.

Read the full article here: [http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/21171-dane-elec-shows-off-usb-3-0-hdd-device.html](http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/21171-dane-elec-shows-off-usb-3-0-hdd-device.html)

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#2

Hmmmm…transfer 1Gb of data in just 3.3 seconds I just don’t see that happening
as that is the theoretical max transfer rate while we all know no one ever really sees
the max rate all the time if ever. I just wonder how long it will be before we see any
of the new SATA III devices if we ever do. :confused: :confused:


#3

They showed off a comparison between USB2 and USB3.

It took…

USB2 to transfer a file in 40seconds.
USB3 to transfer that same file in !! 4 seconds !!.

USB3 = 10x faster than USB2 = if that doesn’t remotely get you excited then… bah!


#4

If the devices hooked into USB3 can keep up THEN and only THEN should anyone be excited.

THEN is has to translate into a real world benefit.

THEN I will upgrade :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

[QUOTE=thudo;2453512]They showed off a comparison between USB2 and USB3.

It took…

USB2 to transfer a file in 40seconds.
USB3 to transfer that same file in !! 4 seconds !!.

USB3 = 10x faster than USB2 = if that doesn’t remotely get you excited then… bah![/QUOTE]Never trust a benchmark you haven’t faked yourself.

The average real world transfer rate of HDD is in the order of magnitude of 90 MB/sec (or even less).
The typical real world transfer rate of a USB 2.0 connection is about 30 MB/sec. That’s 3x, not 10x. :slight_smile:

Michael


#6

[QUOTE=mciahel;2453697]Never trust a benchmark you haven’t faked yourself.

The average real world transfer rate of HDD is in the order of magnitude of 90 MB/sec (or even less).
The typical real world transfer rate of a USB 2.0 connection is about 30 MB/sec. That’s 3x, not 10x. :slight_smile:

Michael[/QUOTE]

110% agree :iagree:


#7

Could be very useful for SSD though :slight_smile:


#8

More bandwidth can be used for:

  • external PNP raid enclosures
  • more peripherals in the same bus like IEEE1394 ( firewire )
  • video capture
  • CDFreaks dream of full speed 24x DVD or 8x-12x BD-R burning over USB :bigsmile:

I think that USB3.0 will be used against e-sata as a more generic connectivity to general purpose and mass storage devices.

Anyone knows if the USB 3.0 works in a isochronous way ( full duplex with independent RX/TX chanels ) like IEEE1394 ?


#9

[QUOTE=mciahel;2453697]Never trust a benchmark you haven’t faked yourself.

The average real world transfer rate of HDD is in the order of magnitude of 90 MB/sec (or even less).
The typical real world transfer rate of a USB 2.0 connection is about 30 MB/sec. That’s 3x, not 10x. :)[/QUOTE]Yeaahh hard to fake when other unrelated sites showcase the exact thing.


#10

What’s wrong with my calculation?

[QUOTE=thudo;2454229]Yeaahh hard to fake when other unrelated sites showcase the exact thing.[/QUOTE]Most of these articles are based on press material from the manufacturer.

Michael


#11

I’ve seen multiple benchmarks from different sites so it looks legit – so far. Marketting hype? Perhaps…

However, I am quite pissed by THIS DEVELOPMENT. What a damn shame stupid Intel! Mehhhhh!


#12

[QUOTE=thudo;2455008]I’ve seen multiple benchmarks from different sites so it looks legit – so far. Marketting hype? Perhaps…

However, I am quite pissed by THIS DEVELOPMENT. What a damn shame stupid Intel! Mehhhhh![/QUOTE]

Hopefully AMD will include it in their chip-sets long before Intel does maybe this will give
AMD the shot it needs to get ahead of Intel in the market place for a change. :iagree:


#13

The USB 3.0 HDD the max rate is ok. What can be done to use two USB 3.0 HDD and run them in a Raid 0 array config. Is this possable??