Iyonix USB2 support enabledBy Chris Williams. Published: 1st Feb 2005, 09:43:20 | Permalink | Printable
Device drivers are another questionIyonixes shipped from today will feature USB2 support, Castle have announced today. Existing Iyonix users can instead pay 30 quid for an upgrade, which comes in the form of a software update. Every Iyonix shipped is fitted with a USB2 capable card, but Castle have only just finished the RISC OS driver for it.
USB2 typically offers a data transfer rate of 480Mb/s, compared to USB1's 12Mb/s, although not all USB2 devices run at full speed. Castle also admit that due to other overheads and limits inherent in the Iyonix system, "a given USB device will not usually be as high as the full 480 Megabits per second specification".
Previously, supported USB2 devices would transfer information slower when connected to the Iyonix's USB card. Gadgets supported by the Iyonix can be found here.
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