It has been noticed that by many people, that whenever they are in front of their PC, and waiting for transferring something to the removable media, then seconds feel like minutes for them, and minutes turn into hours. Backups when taken in the USB 2.0 generally appear to crawl at a pace of a snail and users experience a reluctant performance that sometimes can create an essential chore.
In order to prevent such data transfer scenarios development of the new Super Speed type of USB 3.0 standards took place. Earlier they were just theoretical, and at during that time it was proposed that they are going to blaze fast through and will transfer data at the speed of 5 gigabits in a second. These implementations were made by the Implementers Forum of USB that was also known as the USB-IF. It promised to change the life of people for better. There were four main companies that promised to carry out the tests and launch the USB 3.0 in the market. These main companies were Buffalo Technology, Seagate, Iomega, and Western Digital. They promised that the change that they are going to bring is going to be dramatic.
Though impressive speed of USB 3.0 is hard to meet and cannot be compared to any other device, but beauty of this device lies in its backward compatibility that can be compared with the USB 2.0. One needs to have a new cable as well as a new kind of host adapter that can be supported very well with the new motherboards and can be used with USB 3.0 to achieve the best performance out of it. It has been noticed that it is also possible to use the USB 3.0 device with the USB 2.0 port. With this it then becomes possible to achieve USB 2.0 performance. One can also use USB 2.0 devices with the USB 3.0 port with no speed gain.» Read more