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Old 06-22-2012, 12:30 AM
Brad Wasson
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Default USB 3.0 Performance - Can You Make It Better?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3-uas-turbo,3215.html' target='_blank'>http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...turbo,3215.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Why is it that an interface that operates at 5 Gb/s never reaches corresponding transfer rates? Our investigation reveals that not all USB 3.0-based solutions are created equal, and we explore two technologies used to bolster the performance of USB 3.0."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//wpt/auto/1340324333.usr110171.png" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Not getting the USB speed you felt was promised when you moved to USB 3.0? You may have seen advertisements suggesting USB 3.0 could bring you a maximum throughput of 625 MB/s. Not getting it? You are probably not alone. Tom's Hardware decided to have a look at the issue and see if there was a way to improve USB 3.0 performance. Indeed, there seems to be some good news coming in the future. In the meantime, a read through the Tom's article does a very nice job explaining why the theoretical throughput is not achievable, and what is being done to improve performance. It is a detailed read, but very interesting if you have pondered the performance question in the past.</p>
 
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