First, we will discuss the newest development, USB 4. For many of us, USB 4 has been long overdue, with the original USB 3.0 announced way back in 2008, you can not say they have rushed it! However, more tech-experienced users will know that USB 3 has evolved alot over time and evolved into several subversions and physical connection types over time. USB 4 is going to be genuine hardware change at each port of connection and shares a number of the architecture of Thunderbolt 3, but not the manufacturer crippling Intel licensing difficulties that Thunderbolt has (hence why it's a much more expensive and less common connection). So, here is everything about USB 4 that you need to know. | USB4 and USB 3.2 Announced - Let's Get Confused! | SPANdotCOM | Published on Mar 17, 2019
This one purports to be a different source, but the text is the same -- here's the first info paragraph from both:
For those who want the speeds of TB3, but the ease, access and comparative affordability of USB, I have good news - USB4 has been announced, along with USB 3.2 being updated. This is very good news for those that desire faster and more fluid peripherals, but it is not quite so simple. The days of USB being a rather simple affair are long behind us and with a new USB naming system submitted in a white paper recently by USB.org, things are going to get a litle confusing. The names of new and old connections are going to change (which can be a real headache for manufacturers and their branding/livery), the hardware is getting an upgrade and with a similar upheaval that we saw with USB 3.0 becoming USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2 a couple of years back. Today I want to tell you everything you will need to know about these two, soon to be available, connections. I say 'soon', we are looking at a 2020 release schedule at the very earliest and that is jsut at the point of the motherboard manufacturer. So, let's share everything we know about USB4. | USB 4 and USB 3 2 Everything You Need to Know | NASCompares | Published on Mar 15, 2019
could you imagine how quick this would have pulled the data off the DNC servers ?
What are your thoughts on this?
Many corporations are banning the use of USB’s for security purposes.
USB should have been designed as a magnetic connector to prevent breakage and should have been made to work no matter which way it was plugged in.
Gold plated contacts are NOT expensive and make for a very sweet connection just held together by rare-earth magnets.
Interesting. But I ain’t getting new hardware to get USB4. What I have is just fine.
Intel just needs to increase the bandwidth on the pci lanes next. Were starting to max out the 40Gb/s barrier pretty quickly. You add a second M.2 or video card to your system and boom shes at capacity.