Windows 8 USB 3.0 support – Huh? I thought that as long as a motherboard has USB 3.0 slots then we are good to go? That was my thought and so far I’ve been using the Kingston USB 3.0 Flash Drive successfully with my Windows 7. So what is this announcement? Well, this means the team at Microsoft is going to support USB 3.0 natively in Windows 8 – meaning the codes and structures will be optimized to make it even faster to read and write to USB 3.0 devices.
It also means that Microsoft will be committed to make sure that all USB 3.0 devices work and compatible with Windows 8, most likely with the updated drivers and all that. This is a really nice news and we’ll certainly wait a bit to find out what else has been optimized in Windows 8 and whether there are going to be any new surprises.
Check the official Windows 8 USB 3.0 support video from Microsoft below:
It is unfortunate that my current motherboard only has 2 USB 3.0 slots at the back and none at the front. It is a bit frustrating at the moment having to go all the way to plug my USB 3.0 flash drive. Might want to browse for a USB 3.0 extension cable, I guess.
Anyway, Looking forward to try out Microsoft Windows 8. Heard the Windows 8 public build will be available in a few months time or less. Are you excited for Windows 8?