USB 3.1 Will Increase Speeds to 10Gbps

USB 3.1 will be boosted from 3.0’s 5Gbps to 10Gbps, effectively double the speed of the current generation. It will be backwards compatible, and will roll out into products sometime in 2014, “The USB 3.1 specification primarily extends existing USB 3.0 protocol and hub operation for speed scaling along with defining the next higher physical layer speed as 10 Gbps,” said Brad Saunders. This still doesn’t compare with Thunderbolt 2, which is Intel’s versions and boast speeds of 20Gbps, and will arrive in the Mac Pro this fall.

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