Difference between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0
Is your computer taking a long time to transfer your movies and other mega size files to your hard disk or vice-versa? Well, it could be because you are still using the USB 2.0.
The major difference between the USB 2.0 and the USB 3.0 is the transfer speed.
According to Macworld, the transfer speed for USB 2.0 is approximately 60 megabytes per second (MBps) whereas the transfer speed for the USB 3.0 can go up to 640MBps. Do the math.
I had been using the USB 2.0 for the past three years before I finally decided to get the AmazonBasics 4-port USB 3.0 Hub. When I tested it out by transferring huge files from one storage to another, it made me regret not getting it earlier.
If you are experiencing slow transfer speed, you definitely need to check if you are still using the USB 2.0.
How to differentiate USB 3.0 from USB 2.0?
The USB 3.0 normally has a blue connector and the USB 2.0, black or white connector.
Where to get the USB 3.0?
I got my USB 3.0 Hub from Amazon because I was buying a lot of tech junks that are hard to get in Singapore. So why not? By the way, if you are thinking of getting it from Challenger, Harvey Norman and Courts, do make some effort to compare the prices. Some USB 3.0 hubs sold in these stores are quite expensive, which I do not think it is worth it.
You can definitely find cheaper options on Qoo10. But do note that when you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. The same logic applies here. 😉