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Microsoft Demonstrates USB 3.0 for Windows 8

Written on August 23, 2011 by Lulu

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Microsoft has finally demonstrated USB 3.0 compatibility for Windows 8 in their company's blog.

has finally release a for their compatibility for . In the said company’s engineering blog, Windows team leader – – pointed out the challenges in purchasing the new standard without compromising compatibility with existing hardware and software built for the USB 2.0 protocol. Microsoft worked to design a new USB software stack for the new controller, while retaining the existing software stack for older controllers.

Sinofsky worte: “Perhaps the most important aspect of USB 3.0 is the expectation that customers have of USB: it’s just USB3 so it should just work, right? Each and every USB device, low, full, high, and SuperSpeed, has to work in Windows 8. That’s our focus while also delivering the most robust and reliable USB stack.”

USB 3.0 supports data transfer rates up to 5 Gigabits per second, a significant jump over 2.0 speeds that reach at 480 Megabits per second.

Microsoft is expected to release a Windows 8 developer preview next month, although the firm has yet to announce a specific launch date or other details surrounding the upcoming OS.

Check the video demonstration of USB 3.0 in Windows 8 below.

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