SuperSpeed USB 3.0

For the past year, we have been hearing about the new SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0). It will have many advances for both consumers and adopters of the new technology, such as much higher speeds and enhanced power efficiency.

superspeed usb 3.0 cordThe speculations were finally released in November by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which includes companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, ST-NXP Wireless, and Texas Instruments. They transitioned the management of the specification to the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).

With technology today, people are expecting and using much higher quality images and sound. These larger files take an extensive amount of time to transfer. But with USB 3.0, you do not have to worry about that. Data transfer rates are up to ten times higher than with USB 2.0. It has new power features, such as energy-saving sleep modes, which is great when looking for green technology.

Consumer products could appear as early as 2010. The first Superspeed devices are predicted to be flash memory devices, external hard drives, mp3 players, and digital cameras. As we wait for these new devices, don’t forget about your flash memory packaging options!

Who Uses USB / Flash Memory Devices?

Flash memory devices are so handy that anyone who is able to use a computer or electronic device could find a use for them. NAND flash memory devices include USB flash drives / jump drives and SD format memory cards. SD memory cards also include SDHC, MiniSD, and SDmicro cards. These devices are used with computers, mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders, digital picture frames, mp3 players, etc.

sandisk usb flash drive useMost students use some form of a flash memory device. USB jump drives are very helpful to work on papers and projects that are still in progress, especially if the student does not have a computer of his or her own. It is a good way to save old projects for future reference without having to take up precious computer memory.

Authors and writers also use jump drives for their work.This way, they can take their work along with them anywhere that they can find inspiration to write. Some also back-up all of their writings on a jump drive and store it in a security box at the bank to prevent loss/damage.kingston minisd 1GB flash memory card

It is also especially important for small businesses to use flash memory USB jump drives as an emergency back-up for their data and vital information. It would be a disaster to lose that information, so it would be a good idea to back it up on a jump drive once a day or even just once a week.

Memory cards are very handy for photographers to use. Most cameras take the SD format memory cards, which can store many pictures.flash memory cards for digital picture frames They can also store pictures on any flash memory device to save memory on the computer.

Flash memory devices are especially helpful to all of these kinds of people, but they can be useful for most anyone. Some forms of personal use are taking and storing digital pictures or videos, displaying pictures in a digital picture frame, storing files on a cell phone, using mp3 players, backing-up personal files / music, or transferring files to another computer.

You can even go green by using flash memory, because these devices are rewritable and reusable, rather than burning your data to a CD. And since these devices are holding your valuable information, you want to make sure that you protect them in durable cases.