What is USB 3.0?
USB 3.0 is new specification for USB, know as USB SuperSpeed. The new specification has made many improvements on the USB 2.0 specification. One of the main improvements is the speed of data transfer. The speed of USB 3.0 surpasses existing USB specifications, eSATA, and IEEE-1394. Currently there are only a limited number of USB 3.0 devices on the market. First generation USB 3.0 devices will not be capable of full throughput. It is also important to note that USB 3.0 utilizes new connector types that will not work with older USB 2.0 & 1.1 devices.
What application is USB 3.0 best for?
USB 3.0 is designed for data transfer from large mass storage devices. A few examples would be transferring data from a large hard drive, HD video for video editing or Blu-Ray authoring, or high resolution photos for editing and storage