USB 2.0 has been with us for a long time and we really haven’t had much to complain about. Yes some larger files have been harder to handle with the data transferring from your computer to your USB(Universal Serial Bus) at 480 Mbps (Mega bytes per second). However, with the introduction of USB 3.0, your tiny little USB will have the capabilities of reaching transfer speeds of up to 4.8 Gbps (Giga bytes per second). For those of you who don’t know the difference between megabyte and gigabyte; gigabyte is larger than mega byte. For more info on the differences, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte (scroll down and check out the table)
Known as the SuperSpeed USB, it will truly change data transfer (que loud heroic, hopeful music)
NEWS AFTER THE ARTICLE WAS FIRST WRITTEN: Western Digital has created one more remarkable external hard drive with a USB 3.0 card. It’s an addition to the MyBook range with sizes of 1TB and 2TB available. The 1TB will cost $180 with the USB 3.0 card for an extra $20; the price for the 2TB hasn’t been revealed yet. This is a big step forward for USB 3.0 as the hard drive will deliver 5Gbps. That’s 0.2Gbps more than originally thought.