Introduction to USB 3.1
It has been 5 years since USB 3.0 was introduced and even before the technology has saturated the market, USB 3.1 has already been announced and is now available on the market. Thanks to its backward compatibility, USB 3.0 has been greatly adopted. We will also definitely see a huge adoption of USB 3.1 when the technology is readily available in the market. The Reason ?
- Increased speed
- USB 3.1 operates at 10Gbps. It is more than 2 times faster than USB 3.0 which operates at 4.8Gbps.
- Because all USB standards are made backwards compatible, all devices that are based on USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 will still work on USB 3.1
- The introduction of USB 3.1 also brought along a new connector. Famed as the Reversible USB connector, this unique connector will probably be available in all smartphones in the near future. Forget about getting the right side of the MicroUSB into its port. Type C USB 3.1 connection will work either way you plug it into the port.
A look at ASUS USB 3.1 Enclosure
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|2 x 250GB mSATA SSDs|
|Samsung 840EVO in RAID 0|
USB 3.1 is the interface of the future. For now, we can only wait and see more USB 3.1 devices that will be rolling out onto the market and more manufacturers equipping their machines with the interface. Who knows, we can probably see externally connected graphics card via USB 3.1 soon.