SuperSpeed USB (or USB 3.0) Now Being Certified and Coming Soon

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Could the wait for USB 3.0 actually be over soon? The USB Implementers Forum launched the certification and compliance program for its SuperSpeed USB (better known a s USB 3.0) products today. Manufacturers can now have their products tested and if they receive SuperSpeed USB certification they will get the new logo slapped on.

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After hearing about the next generation for over two years, we may even see some devices using USB 3.0 later this year. SuperSpeed USB will interoperate with existing USB 2.0 products and is going to be super fast with transfer speeds up to 4.8Gbps. That being almost 10x faster than current high speed USB, what shall I do with all that extra time I will have that will no longer be spent waiting for file transfers? [USB]

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This makes me wonder, WHEN is a good time to buy a new computer? With USB 3.0 coming out, new Direct 11, HDMI 1.4, and OLED screens becoming finally "laptop-size", I don't know how long to hold out.