USB 3.0 is the next evolution of the USB standard.
Data rate extended to 5Gbps from 480Mbps Download 27 GB HD movie in 60-70 sec It minimizes User Wait-Time
Specification released on Nov. 14, 2008. First silicon should be available in late 2009 with early production in 2010. Separate Tx & Rx Channels Leverages PCI Express Gen II electricals Optimized Power Efficiency No device polling Lower active & idle power requirements Backward compatible with USB 2.0 “to the User” Devices interoperate with USB 2.0 platforms Hosts support USB 2.0 legacy devices