Originally Posted by v12dock
How long did USB 2.0 last after SATA passed it in speed...
yeah but usb is used almost exclusively externally, whereas sata is almost exclusively internal.
even esata isn't used for anything other than storage. they catered to different segments so
it's no wonder usb stuck around.
speed is not the most important factor believe it or not. overhead, component cost, market
ubiquity. simply being around long enough allows a technology to become (a) standard.
Originally Posted by btarunr
Very, very long. Blame whoever was behind USB 3.0 for it. The fact that eSATA came to be shows that the gap between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 was a failure, and does not in any way validate USB 3.0 having the same amount of market time.
you're talking as though usb 2.0 is not sufficient in speed for 90% of users, which it still is.
sure faster is better, but most people don't care. the majority of consumers will look at
2.0-3.0 as a worthless upgrade, especially until devices start making use of it. then they
have to buy new external devices, to gain ANY benefit from 3.0... I know you are the
resident hardware dude... but i don't think 2.0 is so far over-extended, except in a strictly