SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is the next advancement in USB (Universal Serial Bus) technology. Most of the computer peripherals are probably operating via USB 2.0 or may be using USB 1.1. As with most things related to computer technology , an advancement means making it faster.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is said to be 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Maximum USB 2.0 speeds are 480MBps, and USB 3.0 speeds are said to reach 4.8GBps.
Anything that requires fast transfer speeds will benefit from the new standard. Storage devices and webcams, in particular, will benefit most because they require speedy transfer speeds for optimal operation.
USB 3.0 is also engineered to provide more power to devices while they’re being used. This has many potential advances, including faster charging times for devices that use USB for charging.
In order to get that extra boost of speed, however, the computer must have USB 3.0 ports. However, USB 2.0 devices should work when they are plugged into USB 3.0 ports.