Today's laptops and computers include at least one built-in USB 3.0 port. In comparison to its USB 2.0 predecessor, USB 3.0 offers some great advantages - particularly for photographers.
Workflow Speed: USB 3.0 is capable of transferring data ten to twelve times faster at speeds up to 5 Gbit/s (625 MB/s), compared with USB 2.0 speeds of 0.48 Gbit/s (60MB/s).
- Workflow Efficiency: USB 3.0 can read and write data simultaneously, in comparison to 2.0 where data can only be directed one direction at a time.
- Power Management: USB 3.0 draws less power from your laptop or desktop computer, letting you work longer in the field without needing a recharge.
- Equipment Sustainability: USB 2.0 accessories are fully compatible and swappable with USB 3.0 ports, and vice versa.