USB 3.1 Demoed: Blazing 10 Gbps Transfers Beats SSDs
Release Date :
September 16 ,
Many of us still don’t have laptops with USB 3.0, but the USB Implementers Forum is already hard at work on USB 3.1, also known as SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps. Though the new standard was just completed in July, the group was able to show us a working demo of USB 3.1 at Intel Developers Forum this week.
A USB IF representative showed us a desktop computer with a specially-made PCI card that had DDR3 memory and a USB 3.1 host on it. As we watched, the rep ran the ATTO disk benchmark, using the DDR memory as a storage drive and we saw transfer rates close to 900 MBps. The organization used DDR3 memory rather than an SSD for the demo, because typical SSDs top out at 550 MBps while RAM disks can achieve much higher transfer rates.