Super Speed Data Traveller USB 3.0
USB 3.0 has transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is 10 times faster than USB2.0 (480 Mbit/s). As the speed is 5 Gbit/s, it reduces time required for transmission of data. Reduced power consumption and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 is the features of USB 3.0. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group announced on 17 November 2008 that the specification of version 3.0 had been completed and had made the transition to the USB Implementers Forum (USBIF) The managing body of USB specifications. This move effectively opened the specification to hardware developers for implementation in future products.