Finally USB 3.0 makes a move as Microsoft plans to build robust USB 3.0 support in their coming Operating System i.e. Windows 8. Still we are using USB 2.0 which limits our speed in MBs but now we will be 10x times faster than the current USB support and speed will bw upto 5Gb/s theoritically. Yesterday Microsoft revelaed about the support of USB 3.0 in Windows 8 and also released one demonstration video of the race between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. Microsoft with the hardware industry is making their way to take the USB standards to a new level so that upto 2015 all PC will offer USB 3.0.
One of the important roles Windows plays as part of a broad ecosystem is developing support for new hardware. This is a pretty involved process and so for this post we wanted to take a look at supporting USB 3.0, something we know everyone is anxious to be using because of the improvements it brings. This is also our first video post – we aimed for “engineering” videos and not high production values but I think we make our point (note videos are embedded in HTML5 and available for download). If you’re like me when looking at the video, you might think that those file copy progress indicators are looking a bit dated…stay tuned. This post was authored by Dennis Flanagan, the Director of Program Management for the Devices and Networking group. –Steven