We all invariably have to connect some kind of device to our PC or laptop. This could be an iPOD, smartphone or camera. This is usually done by means of a USB. This has been the standard for quite some time now. However, with the passage of time, it has developed as a data transfer mechanism. It gets quicker with every new version. It also allows us to get our mobile devices charges as well.
The latest version happens to be USB 3.0. Today’s computers are often found to incorporate one or more compatible ports. This lets faster data transfer between a PC as well as an attached peripheral, when compared to its predecessor, USB 2.0p. However, it is only with Windows 8 that Microsoft has been able to introduce USB 3.0 support natively within its operating system. Users are provided with an opportunity to take advantage of the latest standard. It is possible to work with data and the USB itself in Windows 8.
Windows 8: What USB 3.0 offers?
The key feature of USB 3.0 happens to be its fast data transfer. It is referred to as Super Speed. It is endowed with the ability to move data at a rate of up to 5GB per second. USB 2.0 is able to top out at 480MB per second. This happens to be a tenfold increase as far as data transfer speed is concerned.
This big step in transfer speeds implies that all activities related to moving data around, creating your daily backup or even sending songs to your smartphone will be much faster to complete. It is of utmost importance to up your transfer speed as we are liable to have more data to move nowadays. Around five years back, we used to have a few photos along with an odd tune. Now, we are likely to have thousands of photos, not to mention tracks with videos which need to be swapped between devices as well, to back up. Wouldn’t it be a lot more convenient to speed up this process?
USB 3.0 is endowed with the ability to provide more power when compared to USB 2.0. This implies quicker charging of external devices.
This discussion on data transfer with windows 8 drivers ends here.