The shadowy USB consortium, which meets in Vienna once every 1000 years, has confirmed the spec of USB 3.0, proudly telling everyone that a 25GB file will copy from a PC to a 3.0 device in 70 seconds. Which means your standard 4.5GB stolen HD movie would pop onto a memory key in 14 seconds. Plus it carries more power down the cables, allowing for quicker charging of gadgets and even better USB Cup Warmers.
You could back up an entire hard drive in the time it takes the kettle to boil and the toast to toast. If you’re incredibly serious about and interested in data transfer speeds, the full PDF factsheet is available for analysis here, while the USB illumiati expects 3.0-equipped PCs and gadgets to become the norm from the end of 2009.
(Via The USB Cartel)