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News Intel releases USB 3.0 host controller draft specs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 14 Aug 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    So Tim, would you say it's safe to invest in 3.0? or should I stay weary?
     
  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I know, it's been a long week, huh?

    Is it being rationalised at v1? In other words, is it nearly here or is it likely to drag on like the 802.11n debacle?
     
  4. Zurechial

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    Is Apple supporting it, or are we still going to have a Firewire/USB split?
     
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    Y'know, should I expect to be 'weary' of the future updates/patches/etc. that it will take before we will actually be able to see USB3.0 is all it's theoretical glory....that's what I meant.....no actually I meant leery (hits self on head)
     
  6. Tim S

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    I dunno, it looks like the forkers that didn't like what Intel was doing are no longer being forkers if you get me... so that means there should be a fairly unified approach by chipset/host controller manufacturers.
     
  7. devdevil85

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    Ok. Good to hear.
     
  8. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    What happend with USB 1.0 links plz? I'd be nice if the 3.0 spec let you connect muliple smart machines through the connection, like 2 computers or something.
     
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    Thank you kenco for making me feel like an idiot.
     
  11. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Hopefully taken in jest :)
     
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    It was, and now I'm a smarter person because of it. hellz yeah!
     
  13. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    I really hope this isn't another N-draft disaster.
    Where companies push out a crappy product, just to make the "Edge" money.

    I really rather wait longer, pay a little more, than have to completely lose my patience with a draft.
     
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    Excuse me but the Draft-N routers were better than the G ones. They offer better speeds with compatible equipment (mainly from same manufacturer) so you get what you pay for. Don't come here and say you actually would like the industry to wait many years before they offered better speeds than 802.11g

    But with USB 3.0 I think they can wait a bit longer. It's not like people are dissatisfied with USB 2.0 yet.
     
  15. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    But it's taking so long to ratify it. I'm assuming that any and all draft-n kit will be firmware upgradable to the full N-spec (if it ever changes)?

    Draft-N kit is potentially very good, I think when I had a Belkin pre-N network setup at home, I was getting something like 260mbps over the air, which is quite impressive when you use it.

    However, the Belkin N1 usb adapter caused major issues for me. For some reason, the mouse would stop responding, necessitating in unplugging and replugging the usb dongle for my Logitech G7 to get it working again (not an issue with the router, I might add, but what's the use of a wireless connection when you have no way of receiving it?) It worked a lot better after a couple of windows updates for the Belkin stick, but was never perfect. Meanwhile a Netgear WG111v2 stick (802.11g) works flawlessly.
     
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