USB (Universal Serial Bus) is generally developed to help people to store their data in a device that can be attached to any other PC. USB is in it’s third generation and it gives a major advance and change in the Information and Technology world. USB 3.0 can transfer speed 5 Gbps. It was launched in 2008. Though, people find it quite useful for their data, but advancements and technology can never stop at a particular place. It is an ongoing process that is always in search of finding better options than the existing ones. Same is the case that happened with USB 3.0. Technologists have introduced an upgrade version of 3.0. It has given the name of USB 3.1.
USB 3-0 and USB 3.1 provide better specification to the users in transferring data. It can offer requirements to even download videos and several other applications. USB 3.1 is faster than USB 3.0 and provide transfer speeds of 10Gbps that it two times better than 3.0. Some of the specifications are the same such as in transfer speed both provide better transfer speed by showing a significant increase over prior versions.
The new transfer type of SuperSpeed added into both versions enable the device to transfer data on higher rates up to 5 Gbps in 3.0 and 10 0Gps in 3.1. Both of these versions have the capability to immediate transmission of the data in two directions. The operation of the bus has been increased in both versions with the additions of new features in which packets NRDY and ERDY can easily be used. They provide devices with a synchronously notification to the host regarding the readiness of versions. The bulk protocol has also been upgraded with the versions and now known as Stream Protocol.
There are some differences that exists between the two versions that easily show one is better than the other. These differences are in who gets the higher speed. In this regard, different connectors can be used. The connectors are compatible and require additional connections to get the higher performance that cannot be used in previous versions.
USB 3.1 shows higher performance in the following areas:
- New categories have been introduced like USB now offers 100W power. These new categories are developed in such a forms as portable USB monitors and display docks that enable and provide a mix of webcam and audiovisual storage on a single connection.
- Local storage help to shoot the images on better resolutions. It allows several HDDS to get connected for local storage. It is much quicker in restoring huge files and retrieving several photos and videos.
- Most of the security cameras are now connected with USB 3.1 and employing HD resolution on higher rates. These cameras gather raw videos to be reviewed and edited through security personnel. The entire process involves, recorders, monitors, HDDs and processing units. The entire process can be connected with USB to get the fast throughput.
- Mobile devices and laptops also contain USB 3.1 ports so games and multimedia content can be easily transferred and stored.