Okay speed freaks time to get your USB on

The specifications have been set in stone and the comprehensive review is underway so the time has come to get your spandex on and your crash helmets ready. While the date for finally implementation and adoption by the hardware manufacturers still has to be agreed upon the speed is like the writing on the wall.

25GB in 70 seconds.

That folks is the speed of the now Certified Superspeed USB; or as it is also known – USB 3.0 which you gotta admit is pretty damn fast. We’ll first start seeing the adoption of this nitro’d version of the USB specification in things like solid state drives, external hard drives, digital music players and digital cameras.

For now though you can stop drooling because the word is that actual implementation probably won’t start happening until sometime in 2010 or so says the USB Promoter Group; which is made up of heavy weights like Intel, Microsoft, Texas Instruments and NEC.

Just to give you an idea of the improvement – the USB 3.0 specs make it about 10 times faster than the current USB 2.0 we currently use.