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Thunderbolt vs. USB 3.0 at IDF 2011

At IDF 2011, we saw a lot of new Thunderbolt peripherals. Mostly storage, but a few docking stations. I will post my pictures of those tomorrow. It appears that Thunderbolt will remain a chip solution and the Innovator that created Thunderbolt will bring out cheaper chips according to Ars Technica.  Also, PC makers like ASUS […]

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First Windows 8 Demonstration of USB 3.0 at Build, IDF 2011 1 Billion plus USB 3.0 products

1+ Billion USB 3.0 Devices in 2 years During the USB 3.0 session at IDF 2011, Jeff Ravencraft pointed out that in the next 2 years, over 1 billion USB 3.0 enabled products will be shipped. For a second I thought about it, and then I realized “Yes, that’s true.” So I pulled up the […]

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USB 3.0 in PC Chipsets–4 Ports, Fastest SSDs

Some leaked slides on a Chinese website showing a PC Chipset with 10 USB 2.0 ports and 4 USB 3.0 ports.   Now you might ask, why only 4 USB 3.0 ports? Isn’t USB 3.0 is faster than USB 2.0?  Yes Isn’t USB 3.0 more power efficient per GB of data transferred?  Yes Doesn’t USB 3.0 […]

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USB 3.0 in PC Chipsets

The Innovator that invented USB announced at IDF Beijing today that PC chipsets in 2012 will have USB 3.0 fully-integrated.   The Innovator has been shipping a few motherboards with the NEC Host chip, but in 2012, the chips supporting the latest processors will include USB 3.0. In the same speech the speakers says that Thunderbolt […]

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Thunderbolt vs. USB 3.0 Part 2

I highly recommend reading Rick Merritt’s article 10 things to know about Thunderbolt to understand Thunderbolt. I recommend another article from Merritt talking about USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt.  I think Merritt’s article is correct in terms of slowing the adoption of Thunderbolt.  (His writing is also excellent). For Apple, the use of the DisplayPort for […]

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Thunderbolt and Light Peak vs. USB 3.0

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