USB is certainly the most ubiquitous of the Interface protocols. I would bet that everybody is using USB everyday (I mean activate a USB connection, as we also use PCIe or SATA even if we don’t realize that we do it), but which application will get benefit of the 10 Gbps delivered by USB 3.1? Before precisely answering the question, let’s review some facts:
- More video/images are created as video standard is moving from 4K to 8K
- End user consumption per day (Video, audio, social media) is growing, estimated at 63 Gigabytes per day per person
- The storage devices prices are dropping, this is true for both HDD and SSD, leading to use larger devices (for the same price).
These facts allow understanding where USB 3.1 adoption will come first, in storage and digital office segments, to support applications like Hubs, Docking stations, Host add-in cards or SSD.
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