USB3 drives out shortly

PCP Pro briefly rounds up the latest news on the USB3 standard. This promises speeds of up to 600MBs over the interface and one area that could really benefit is external hard drives. Freecom and Buffalo both have drives for release by the end of the year, although whilst the USB3 headline speed is high, they will be aiming for ~125MBs, apparantly due to restrictions in drive speed (rather than the interface). That said, it’s considerably faster than current USB2 speeds and they will ship with a USB3 expansion card (so you can use them!!). Good news for those of apps that carry all our USB apps around with us.