USB 3.1: Faster, more convenient and soon for you

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With the slow support of the market in the E- 3.0, which only recently showed real signs of life, we are looking at the new 3.1 standard that is expected to bring with it a number of upgrades that every user will be happy to receive

20 - USB 3.1 Type-C
Login 3.1 at the back of the motherboard

After we've looked at The special capabilities of the USB 3.1 standard Which will appear officially in the coming months, tests New ones show us the real numbers behind the new technology. First, let us recall the basic capabilities of the standard The new.

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The new 3.1 USB standard was first introduced in January of 2013. Compared with the 3.0 (or USB 3.1 1) version of the USB device, which was able to reach speeds of only 5 gigabits per second, 3.1 (or 3.1 2) reaches twice the speed of about 10 gigabits per second. This speed, which is a significant improvement over previous generations of the outdated USB device, is now comparable to the speed of Intel's first Thunderbolt standard (which is also about 10 gigabits per second), with speeds of 20 Gbps per second The current Thunderbolt 2, with a third version expected to appear this year (as part of the "Skylake Of the company) will show improved speed of 40 gigabits per second.

So you're probably asking yourself what the real (as opposed to descriptive) performance of this standard is? The site AnandTech, In collaboration with MSI and ASMedia, 3.1 test against its previous versions (USB 3.0 and - 2.0), with results that we think will make you very happy.

Since the 3.1 USB device is still not commercially available in the market, an ASMedia test board is used with the ASM1352R controller attached to two drives RAID-0 array.


As you can see, even when tested USB standard 3.1 not with a controller of its own (PLCs, which usually yield better results than PLCs from other companies), can be seen as a significant improvement, 3.0 and of course the 2.0 version of the outdated device today. For example, in the reading speed test (right) 3.1 stands at approximately 703 MB per second compared to 425 MB and 43 MB per second for 3.0 and 2.0 versions of the X- Respectively. In another test 1.52 was transferred gigabytes of information (the rule as 2,860 files) 3.1 took just over five seconds to finish, 3.0 finished after nearly seven seconds and the X- The old 2.0 is finished after only about 45 seconds.

As part of the upgrades to bring the USB standard to the 21 century, the physical connection of the device, called "Type C" is a reversible connection (similar to the Thunderbolt standard) that comes with support for previous versions of the USB standard. In addition, the upgrade of the new standard (up to 3.0 amperes), in addition to the speed at which information can be transmitted (ten gigabits per second), an array in which a mobile device is also loaded by a computer to which it is connected, Displaying media onto a screen is possible, which may also place the 3.1 USB standard in the center Our Digital Life.

With the hope that Intel will not be delayed in its official support for the USB 3.1 standard in its next chipsets (as was done with the USB 3.0 standard in light of the company's attempt to promote the " ), We look forward to seeing the new device already this year in products on the market, with much broader support in the first quarter of 2016. Excited? Tell us in comments!