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Hold Onto Your Hard Drives, USB Speeds Could Get Faster

USB speeds could see another increase in the future according to Jeff Ravencraft, president of USB Implementers Forum.

Ravencraft spoke at CES 2018 saying, “The current structure of cables and connectors can operate up to 40Gbps. As the market demands higher bandwidth, I think we have a pathway to continue to improve data rate performance well.”

Currently USB speeds are at 20Gbps and CNET says this speed could be doubled to 40Gbps.

Patrick Moorhead, analyst at Moor Insights at Strategy spoke to CNET saying, faster USB speeds could mean lower prices for high-performance peripherals as manufacturers of PCs and peripherals will not have to pay Intel to use Thunderbolt.

 

“I am sure the USB device and host makers would like to get to this quickly, as the license fees would be lower.”

 

Watch this space.

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