WHAT IS SUPERSPEED USB 3.0?
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is the next generation in USB connectivity for PC, consumer/mobile electronic devices. It is a very fast and bidirectional interface that can meet the requirements of PC platforms of today and tomorrow. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 brings several performance enhancements to the USB standard, while remaining compatible with the billions of USB devices currently deployed.
HOW FAST ARE THE TRANSFER RATES USING A SUPERSPEED USB 3.0 INTERFACE?
USB 3.0 interfaces are up to 10 times faster than current USB 2.0 interfaces. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interfaces can achieve transfer speeds up to 5Gbits/s.
HOW MUCH FASTER IS USB 3.0 WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER INTERFACES SUCH AS ESATA AND FIREWIRE 800?
The USB 3.0 interface is up to 6 times faster than Firewire 800 and almost twice as fast as eSATA in terms of data transfer rates
WHAT IF I STILL HAVE A USB 2.0 INTERFACE ON MY LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER?
Iomega USB 3.0 drives are backward compatible to a USB 2.0 computer using the same USB cable.
So enjoy fast speeds now if you have a USB 3.0 computer or use USB 2.0 and be confident you can upgrade later. Plus, Iomega offers USB 3.0 adapter cards (sold separately) to insert in your computer so you can experience native USB 3.0 transfer speeds up to 5Gbits/s.