The USB, which stands for Universal Serial Bus helps connect external devices to the motherboard of a computer. In the past there have been both USB 1.0 and USB 2.0 versions of the device used widely in the information technology market. However, in November 2008, Intel came up with an advanced version of this device known as the USB 3.0. However, the latest news from the Intel group is that it is not going to launch this advanced technology in the market until 2012.


A lot of OEM partners of Intel have already come up with gadgets that may require the USB 3.0 compatible motherboards. However, since Intel is reserving this product by delaying its availability in the market till 2012, the lack generated thereof is acting as a hindrance for many investors and manufacturers.

No one knows why this decision was taken by Intel. It may however be presumed, that they don’t perceive the present market to be mature enough to absorb the USB 3.0 yet. A number of sellers in the local market in Old Taipei are extremely unhappy about this delay which is causing them considerable financial damage. They hold Intel responsible for this hitch in business.

There are many motherboards manufactured by Asus, Gigabyte and Asrock that are compatible with the USB 3.0. But the number of these motherboards is not enough as seen in the crisis faced by the organizers of the Computex show in Taipei. The USB 3.0 is still a novel concept. Because of this unexplained delay in launching the 3.0 version of the USB, other manufacturers have decided to do something to solve this problem. Therefore, they are trying to create a device that can hold together the functions of the USB 3.0 more or less exact to the original concept.

The IBM System x3650 M3 Express is one such product that is facing major compatibility issues due to the unavailability of the USB 3.0.


What seems to be the result of this unexpected delay in launching the product on behalf of the Intel group is a waste of a considerable amount of money by other technology giants who are desperately trying to come up with an average quick-fix replacement.

A lot of people, including you and I were looking forward to letting go of the wretched USB 2.0 connections while storing data on external devices. The USB 3.0 was supposed to revolutionarize the way data is known to be transferred. However, the creative team of the company is not always at par with the finance team. The two are trying to come to a sound agreement regarding the launch of this highly anticipated product into the market by many technological giants as well as the common man such as you and me.

Although Asus, Gigabyte and Asrock have already come up with a large number of 3.0 compatible motherboards, seems like the world needs to wait a little longer before it can witness the revolutionary role played by the USB 3.0