Fujitsu Begins Shipping First Chips To Support USB 3.0

Following Asus’ announcement that its motherboards will soon feature USB 3.0 ports, Fujitsu’s teasing us by shipping its new USB 3.0-to-Sata bridge chips which will allow for the super-dee-duper speedy data transfers implied by USB 3.0’s official name, SuperSpeed USB.

To give you an idea of what to be excited for: the company estimates that “using USB 3.0, a two-hour HD video could be copied to a 3.5-inch hard disk drive in three to four minutes.” That translates to 5GBps and leaves USB 2.0’s measly 480MBps in the dust. (Note that we might not see the 5GBps speeds initially.)

Fujitsu’s chips are expected to be in PCs next year, which is a bit later than we expect to first see USB 3.0 support. [ZDNET Asia]