Posted by Eric Huang on January 15, 2008
I’m at this big review of the USB 3.0 Specification here in Las Vegas today. (I can’t talk about anything here because if I did, the USB-IF would send a bolt of lightning to strke me down. Really, USB is everywhere, and it’s that powerful.)
So, I decided to download Ugly Betty Season 2, the first 10 episodes (because I’m totally addicted after watching the first season on DVD). I bought it on iTunes. It took a long time to download, but it took at least 15 minutes to transfer 4 episodes to my iPod. I think the files are about 500MB is size, so my best guess is that 2 GB of files would take something less than 10 seconds based the speeds reported in Wikipedia.
Yeah I’m in marketing and I love USB, and I have no idea how many people actually watch video on an iPod, I just started so I can watch and listen at the gym. But even these small files of 1 hour long programs for small screens still require time to transfer. 10 seconds vs. 15 minutes is a big deal.
The iTouch is 3.5″. These screens will get bigger. (Yeah, tell me something I don’t know). By the time USB 3.0 hits the market, the demand will be there. Hopefully Ugly Betty will be also. With more episodes. After the writers strike is over. Please.