Computer Data Backup & Transfer: The Need for USB 3.0
Clifford T Johnson, P.E., CSE
This course will introduce you to the need for a faster and more efficient USB serial method of transferring data to computer storage devices and peripheral devices due to the much larger Hard Drives and the solid state memories that have been develop since the introduction of the USB in the late 90s.
This course includes
a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding
of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, this course will learn:
All engineering involves the production of massive amounts of technical date that is generated by computers. Since computers do crash or are infected as certain as the dun comes up, this data must be backed up on a regular basis. Large A/E firms do backups with there networks, but smaller and one man operations (as I am) must have a method that is available on an individual computer basis. One very good method is with a external hard drive and this is what the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 had in mind.
USB 3.0, also referred to as “SuperSpeed USB”, is the latest and most advanced development of the Universal Serial Bus host adapter protocol to be promoted by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF)i. The new interface builds on the “universal” convenience offered by the USB standard; while delivering improved performance and data transfer speeds between USB 3.0-capable devices.
The course content is contained in the following PDF file:
Please click on
the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document for your
study. Because of the large file size, we recommend that you first save the
file to your computer by right clicking the mouse and choosing "Save Target
As ...", and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you still experience
any difficulty in downloading or opening this file, you may need to close some
applications or reboot your computer to free up some memory.
By the end of the course you should be able to determine if you need to upgrade your computer to the new USB 3.0 standard for serial connectivity and the types of devices and cables you require. If you are planning on procuring new computers in the near future you will surly want to be sure that they are equipped with the new standard.
This course is
not intended to be used as a stand-alone document. It is recommended to refer
to the following courses available online:
Dispersed through the course are links to various articles that are relevant.