Friday, August 16, 2013

ICY News: New USB 3.1 & SATA 3.2 Specification Announced

Both USB and SATA have become the most common connectors on almost every computer. Finally both USB and SATA have stepped up to meet consumers' demand for faster transfer speed. Ever since 2008, the USB 3.0 was able to obtain up to 5Gb/s transfer rate, now USB has gladly announced the new USB 3.1 specification that is able to reach 10 Gb/s transfer rate. On the other hand, the SATA 3.2 introduces SATA Express, boosting the transferring speed for storage devices from 6Gb/s to a blazing speed 16Gb/s. The product release date has not been announced yet; however, based on their previous release dates, rumors have been spreading around that it will probably take around 2 years to make an appearance in the market.  Let us know what you think about the new USB 3.1 & SATA 3.2.

Link to USB 3.1 Announcement - USB 3.1 Press Announcement

Link to SATA 3.2 Announcement - SATA 3.2 Press Announcement

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