In recent years, the amount of information that is handled by products equipped with USB has increased. There has also been a progression in the speed and size of media formats. For this reason, as a new interface standard, the market has been buzzing with excitement over USB 3.0 that offers data transfer 10 times faster than existing products.
For example, it proves its stress free usability in the case of downloading a 25GB HD video. While USB 2.0 would take 14 minutes, USB 3.0 only takes 70 seconds.

 

Data Transfer with USB 3.0

Data Transfer with USB 3.0

Growing demand for faster data transfer

  • " Larger data " HD videos: 4.7 GB (DVD-R) → 25 GB (BD-R)
  • " Larger media ": HDD (500 GB), HD-DVD (15 GB)
  • " Faster media " Flash ROM based products (SSD, HHD, etc.)

 

Comparison of Data Transfer Rate

USB version
Data Transfer Rate)
(Throughput
USB1.0
(12Mbps)
(1MB/s)
USB2.0
(480Mbps)
(30MB/s)
USB3.0
(5Gbps)
(over 300MB/s)
Media (Data Size) Transfer Time
Song / Pic (4 MB) 5.3 sec 0.1 sec 0.01 sec
256 Flash (256 MB) 5.7 min 8.5 sec 0.8 sec
USB Flash (1 GB) 22 min 33 sec 3.3 sec
SD-Movie (6 GB) 2.2 hr 3.3 min 20 sec
USB Flash (16 GB) 5.9 hr 8.9 min 53.3 sec
HD-Movie (25GB) 9.3 hr 13.9 min 70 sec