Fujitsu Begins Shipping First Chips To Support USB 3.0

Following Asus' announcement that its motherboards will soon feature USB 3.0 ports, Fujitsu's teasing us by shipping its new USB 3.0-to-Sata bridge chips which will allow for the super-dee-duper speedy data transfers implied by USB 3.0's official name, SuperSpeed USB.

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To give you an idea of what to be excited for: the company estimates that "using USB 3.0, a two-hour HD video could be copied to a 3.5-inch hard disk drive in three to four minutes." That translates to 5Gbps and leaves USB 2.0's measly 480Mbps in the dust. (Note that we might not see the 5Gbps speeds initially.)

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Fujitsu's chips are expected to be in PCs next year, which is a bit later than we expect to first see USB 3.0 support. [ZDNET Asia]

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It seems that FireWire is in danger of being forgotten and unused, as USB has stolen its thunder in the past few years.

Therefore, starting today, I shall start a new club, dedicated to preaching the virtues of FireWire and eliminating USB where FireWire can be used!

All give rise to... the FireWire Coalition!

Viva la FireWire, my friends! Viva that sh*t!

EDIT: So huge, it beats USB just by having a bigass image!