After making its debut on high-end motherboards, USB 3.0 is quickly trickling down to more affordable boards and making its way into notebooks. It's easy to see why. USB 2.0 has been around forever and lacks the bandwidth to keep up with today's external storage devices. External Serial ATA never really took off, likely due to the fact that early implementations required auxiliary power connectors. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 offers plenty of power and gobs of bandwidth with a single cable, making it a far more convenient solution.
But do you care? That's the subject of this week's poll, which asks for your thoughts on USB 3.0. You can cast your vote over on the right column on the front page or after clicking on the comment link below.
Last week's poll asked for your thoughts on AMD's decision to get rid of the ATI brand. Nearly half of those who voted (48%) are indifferent. 28% think it's a good idea, while only 24% believe that AMD should have kept the ATI name alive. The Radeon name will live on, of course.
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