Lack of Native USB 3.0 support

#1ORANGE666Posted 1/19/2013 11:49:17 AM
Nintendo releases the System in late 2012, and it's supposed to be in the market until 2018 (6 years). Is Nintendo that ignorant of technology? All most all products in stores will be USB 3.0 by 2018, you can find this out by just googling some articles.

It seems Nintendo just went hey, our USB 2.0 ports can run 3.0 devices but at 2.0 speeds! Good enough! There's no way our stupid consumers will even notice the difference!

It's especially aggravating when you have a new $250 3.0 SSD, and I might as well bought a $50 2.0 HDD because they basically run at the same speed on the WiiU, plus I would get more memory at a cheaper price...
#2wingo84Posted 1/19/2013 11:59:39 AM
ORANGE666 posted...
Nintendo releases the System in late 2012, and it's supposed to be in the market until 2018 (6 years). Is Nintendo that ignorant of technology? All most all products in stores will be USB 3.0 by 2018, you can find this out by just googling some articles.

It seems Nintendo just went hey, our USB 2.0 ports can run 3.0 devices but at 2.0 speeds! Good enough! There's no way our stupid consumers will even notice the difference!

It's especially aggravating when you have a new $250 3.0 SSD, and I might as well bought a $50 2.0 HDD because they basically run at the same speed on the WiiU, plus I would get more memory at a cheaper price...


The system doesn't make any real use of the USB other than attaching HDD, and that can transfer game data fast enough when playing. It's not an issue
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#3knightimexPosted 1/19/2013 12:56:25 PM
USB 3.0 is pointless unless you have hardware to match it.

Hardware needed to make good use of USB 3.0 won't even be found in Xbox 720 or ps4.
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#4Wiiplayer111Posted 1/19/2013 12:59:18 PM
wingo84 posted...
The system doesn't make any real use of the USB other than attaching HDD, and that can transfer game data fast enough when playing. It's not an issue


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#5SuperShyGuy9000Posted 1/19/2013 1:25:57 PM
knightimex posted...
USB 3.0 is pointless unless you have hardware to match it.

Hardware needed to make good use of USB 3.0 won't even be found in Xbox 720 or ps4.


That's not the point.

The point is Wii U doesn't have it so it's the most important thing........ until PS4 and 720 don't have it either.

Just like "slow CPU"
#6Crimson681Posted 1/19/2013 1:37:52 PM
knightimex posted...
USB 3.0 is pointless unless you have hardware to match it.

Hardware needed to make good use of USB 3.0 won't even be found in Xbox 720 or ps4.


I got a USB 3.0 storage drive on my PC. Its a hell of a lot faster than USB 2.0. Transferring files in the GBs I want USB 3.0. Hell I can almost download faster than USB 2.0 transfers.
#7Xeeh_BitzPosted 1/19/2013 1:41:31 PM
Wiiplayer111 posted...
wingo84 posted...
The system doesn't make any real use of the USB other than attaching HDD, and that can transfer game data fast enough when playing. It's not an issue


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What is this? The main reason for USB 3.0 is for data transfer, IF Nintendo released the console with proper storage then it would not be an issue but since you're forced to use larger external drives(Unless you care to claim 32gb will last you 8 years) then USB 3.0 is absolutely NEEDED as it improves the transfer speed of data between the two devices.
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#8Aaron44126Posted 1/19/2013 1:41:45 PM
> Hell I can almost download faster than USB 2.0 transfers.

480 megabits. You must have a nice connection...
#9Xeeh_BitzPosted 1/19/2013 1:42:37 PM
aaronkelley posted...
> Hell I can almost download faster than USB 2.0 transfers.

480 megabits. You must have a nice connection...


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#10Crimson681Posted 1/19/2013 1:44:07 PM
I would be bouncing my head off my solid oak computer desk if I had 30+gigs to transfer using USB 2.0.