If you have been waiting for USB 3.0 support to bite and bring the speeds we have all be wanting from devices since it was first was unveiled. You might be please to know that Microsoft have today confirmed that their new Windows 8 operating system will have “robust” support for USB 3.0 devices and controllers.
Microsoft has also created a new test tool the Microsoft USB Test Tool (MUTT) which is 1,000 different USB devices on one single USB thumb drive. Watch the video after the jump to see a few test carried out.
The new USB 3.0 connectivity supports transmission speeds of up to 5Gbit/s, 10x faster than USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s) and even though a number of device and system do support the new USB 3.0 controllers the roll out has still been a little slower than expected.
Microsoft Windows chief Steven Sinofsky explains:
“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,”
Source: Win Rumours