USB 3.0

USB 3.0 is the second major revision of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard for computer connectivity. First introduced in 2008, USB 3.0 adds a new transfer mode called "SuperSpeed," (distinguishable from USB 2.0 by either the blue colour of the port or the initials SS) capable of transferring data at up to 4.8 Gbit/s; over 10 times faster than the 480 Mbit/s top speed of USB 2.0. A January 2013 press release from the USB group reveals plans to update USB 3.0 to 10 Gbit/s to put it on par with Thunderbolt by mid-2013.

Read more about USB 3.0:  Implementation Differences Compared To USB 2.0, Availability, Speed Issues, Radio Frequency Interference, See Also