Intel Decides to Hold Off on USB 3.0 Support Until 2011

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RAMBO

This is why I don't buy Intel MB's, and will never!!!

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routine

Hrmm.... wasn't it Intel that had a commercial touting the invention of USB? 

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major_tom

I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!  A protest!  Retaliate, I say!  You know that Intel ad where they're debating where to cut the cake first, and finally a real man steps up and gets himself a damn corner piece, and the first dork asks "Why don't you just pop all the balloons and spit in the punch?"

 

Great idea, you clown!  Don't mind if I do!  At least SOMEONE will actually ENJOY the party!  ME!  Let's not forget, I'm YOUR CUSTOMER!  I'm The Man who pulls out his wallet and pays for your product with cold hard cash.  Only in THIS case it happens to be a hot, sweaty, fistfull of hundred dollar bills!  I have half a mind to cram 'em down your throat and hope you choke!  Why wait for either the chicken or the egg?  I'm hungry now, dammit, and I don't care if it's scrambled eggs or chicken soup!  Actually the market is more like a salad, now that I think about it.  Hasn't someone already released some USB 3.0 external hard drives?  I'm sure I saw that on here the other day.  Oh yeah, Buffalo.  Here's a quote from the article:

 

"The company also plans to offer NEC's IFC-PCIE2U3 2-port PCI-Express x1
host controller because, well, what good is a USB 3.0 drive without a
controller to take advantage of it?"

 

Now there's a company that can figure out how to cut a cake.

 

Thanks for stepping up to the cake to play with yourself, Intel.  I'm sure it was delicious and moist while it lasted.  Now step aside.

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quickone

 I think there is a compitition who can take longer, Wi-Fi with N and USB with 3.0, so far, we are losing

 

~~The difference between insanity and genius is merely succes~~

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DBsantos77

Good ol' Intel.

-Santos

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William Koehler

I had been looking forward to USB 3.0 being rolled out in Intel chipsets hopefully starting in early 2010.  I routinely use USB 2.0 drives to back up SD and HD video projects.  The data sets are large.  Loading or unloading a 1 TB drive takes 8 hours at USB 2.0 speeds.  I can't wait for a higher speed, generic, available damn near everywhere connection to be rolled out.  Which is exactly why I don't use FireWire or eSATA.

Definitly depressing.

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mysteriousgamer

There are still plenty of other companies who can and will support USB 3.0 into their chipsets.  VIA, AMD, Nvidia are just a few examples.  AMD, this is your chance to re-assert your dominance in the processor/chipset war.

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quantumnerd

It's not that I hate intel, but whenever they fumble another company can correct intel's mistake, thus gaining market share, thus being more competitive, thus making their and intel's products better.

-=[The name's Quantumnerd, and if you mock my name you're clearly missing the point]=-

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lien_meat

This really sucks. I was really looking forward to have usb3 soon. I was HOPING that would happen sometime around 2Q 2010, but it looks like that's not gonna happen for sure now.  (does win7 support usb3 yet, ubuntu does, don't know about OSX, but I'm guessing it doesn't yet)

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Slugbait

Win7 does not support USB3. Last thing I heard, it might happen in a service pack (likely SP2). Vista support is a waffle, and they don't talk about XP anymore.

Last I heard about Linux is that they have written driver support, but no way to verify if it works yet (need hardware support, both mobos and devices).

Again, last I heard is Snow Leopard also does not support USB3.

So...there is basically nobody for Intel to support.

I also know a dev who is working on a USB3 device. Apparently, some hair loss has occured while trying to write drivers...

USB3 has all the earmarks of being even more of a nightmare than USB2 was.

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n0b0dykn0ws

The conspiracy theorist in me wonders what Apple gave/promised Intel to hold off on USB 3.0

n0b0dykn0ws

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gendoikari1

We can only assume free iPhones. Or heavy bags with large $s emblazoned on them.

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