Guest Post By Gagandeep Singh
Last Week, Freecom Announced its Latest Hard Drive XS 3.0 at IDF in San Francisco. It Is the First external hard drive in the world with Super speed USB 3.0 Technology.USB 3.0 is the next generation technology in the field of USB Connectivity that offers much fastest connection speed and high data transfer rate than what we are getting from our USB2.0 ports.
Freecom is the first Company to Implement USB 3.0 in its devices. The Data transfer Rate of XS 3.0 would be ten times more than USB 2.0 device which is really great to transfer and take back up of large amount of Data very easily. The Hard Drive current data transfer speed is 130 MB per second as compared to USB 2.0 Data transfer Rate 480 Mbits per second. The estimate time this drive will take to transfer 10 GB file would be 1 minute 16 seconds.
USB3.0 will achieve the high Transfer data rate due to many technical changes. The First change which is made in USB 3.0 is an additional physical bus in parallel to the existing USB 2.0 bus. Due to which where USB 2.0 was having only two pairs data transfer USB 3.0 has four pairs which support the SuperSpeed USB target bandwidth requirements. Furthermore USB 3.0 supports bi-directional data transfer as compared to USB 2.0′s half-duplex arrangement, where data can only flow in one direction at a time. USB 3.0 won’t only provide the high data transfer.
The transfer rate of USB 3.0 is still much less than the expected data transfer rate of 500 MB per second which was promised by the USB Implementers Forum. According to Freecom, the Data transfer rate could be increased in future as lot of developments need to be made in USB 3.0 Technology.
USB 3.0 won’t only provide the high data transfer rate but also will improve the interaction between device and host computer. USB 3.0 will have better power management features for power saving and charging devices.USB 3.0 devices will go to virtual sleep mode when not being used making your system more power efficient.
According to Company, USB 3.0 will work with the forthcoming systems with USB 3.0 interface and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 Ports. However, to take the full advantage of High Data transfer rate of USB 3.0 users need USB 3.0 controller card. Freecom USB 3.0 controller card will cost 25.95 Euros for desktop and 29.95 Euros for notebook.
Hard Drive XS3.0 would be available by Mid November in Europe in 1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB sizes with an easily affordable prices starting at 175 USD for 1 TB. Freecom did not make any comment on when the drive would be available to buy in other regions except Europe.
The Future of USB 3.0 is very bright. By 2010 the motherboards compatible with USB3.0 will be available. According to USB-IF, the standard could be easily implemented to other devices like digital cameras and flash drives depending on the cost considerations.
Gagandeep Singh is a Computer Geek and Working as Marketing Executive for Fortepromo, which Provides custom flash Drives to Companies. These Promotional Flash Drives are imprinted with your logo and help to promote your brand in the market.