c] Choosing your next USB 3.0 device
It is a well-known fact that USB 3.0 devices are a lot faster compared to USB 2.0 devices. But exactly how fast are they?
When put to the test, USB 3.0 devices can be up to 60 times faster than USB 2.0 devices. That’s the equivalent of flying to New Zealand from Singapore in 12 minutes, compared to 12 hours! With a USB such as the 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0, you could even download an entire movie in 8 seconds.
Even with a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 device will still be a lot faster than a USB 2.0 device. Using the analogy of a pipe, a USB 3.0 device sends the data down the pipe at massive rate, maximizing the pipes capacity. Thus resulting to a faster file transfer compared to a USB 2.0 device.
When picking a USB 3.0 device, always ensure that that you check on its reliability. For instance, the product can claim that it is within the UBS 3.0 “zone” but it could also be at its bare minimum. Three key things to always look out when making a purchase is the price, logo or brand on the product, and the specifications.
Below is a SanDisk infographic on how to select your next USB 3.0 device.
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