Originally Posted by Mussels
USB 2.0 could put out 480Mb, but in reality it was 30MB/s. USB 3.0 can do 4.8Gb, so IMO its likely to match sata II at 300MB/s
Interesting, USB 3.0 is going to be the same on the 'motherboard' end of the cable, but different on the device end (see previous pics/threads for images)
What do you mean? USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
Which is unfortunate, I believe, because I dislike the USB 2.0 interface. Because you have to slide it in on a specific side, inside of just being able to pop it in either way, which would be so much less irritating.