10/14/1999: The USB 2.0 will offer up to 80 MB/s
The USB 2.0 Promoter Group, formed by Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Lucent, Microsoft, NEC and Philips (almost not at all) was announced in by the "USB 2.0 DEVELOPER CONFERENCE", celebrated in Crowned, California, that the version 2.0 of the USB will reach a speed of 480 Mbits/segundo (or what is the same, 80 MBytes/segundo).
This speed is 40 times superior to the reached one by the current version USB 1.1, with which it would preserve an entire compatibility. It even is superior to the one that there offer other interfaces considered to be rapid like IDE (with a maximum of 66 MB/s in his most recent review, UltraDMA66). Nevertheless, technical and economic considerations (like the enormous installed park of hard disks IDE and SCSI) possibly do that it is assined only to external devices, where yes it would replace with roominess to all the current systems.
The specification USB 2.0 should end in the first trimester of the year 2000, while the first peripheral ones would appear on the market in the second semester of the same year.
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