“Intel has provided chipset makers with a draft specification for a USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Interface (XHCI), making good a promise it made a couple of months ago.
According to the chip giant, the XCHI will allow chipset makers to develop hardware that can communicate with USB 3.0 system software in a standardised, consistent way.”
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Source: The Register
USB should be getting a bump in speed soon, as Intel presents version 0.9 of the USB 3.0 draft specs. Capable of handling up to 50Gb/s, attached storage should receive a nice bump in speed. They plan to first release it as a modified version of the familiar USB plug, but soon hope to include optical transmission as well. The Register has more here.