[kwlug-disc] USB3 expectations?

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Mon Jun 21 08:57:22 EDT 2010


On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 06:26, Steven Stillaway <steve at stillaway.net> wrote:
> One of the advantages USB3 will have over SATA is that it is a serial port.
> You will be able to daisy chain multiple devices to the one port,

Is this new to USB3? I haven't read up on changes, but this was not
possible on USB1.1 or USB2. You had to use a hub, which acted as a
port multiplier, basically.

> which you
> cannot do with SATA.  Also hotplugging will work better with USB3 then it
> does with SATA.  There may be other advantages as well, I am not sure.

SATA-II and above have port multipliers. Some chipsets do not support
them, apparently.

-- 
Chris Irwin
<chris at chrisirwin.ca>



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