ExpressCard 2.0 Spec Is Out and Promises to Be 10x Faster

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The new ExpressCard 2.0 standard launched at Computex, and promised transfer speeds of up to 5 GB/s. The new spec will support adapters for PCIe, eSATA and USB 3.0, among other things.

The new ExpressCard 2.0 will work with all existing ExpressCard technology, which can be found in most laptops. The new standard will be especially helpful for the transfer of large chunks of data, such as video. In any case, expect to see some new ExpressCard accessories soon, although new Mac owners need not apply. [ExpressCard via SlashGear via Wired]