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Why usb is faster than serial port

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February 14, 2012 5:36:03 PM

why usb is faster than serial port?

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February 14, 2012 5:46:10 PM

It's a more modern design.
February 14, 2012 7:53:36 PM

It's shinier
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February 14, 2012 9:23:00 PM

It's "faster" by design. Legacy serial port (RS232) can move 115200 bits per second, while USB ports can (on theory) move four thousand times more (480 mega-bits per second). That's why we have USB cameras, USB diskts, USB that, and we don't have them connected over RS232.
February 14, 2012 10:37:42 PM

It really does all depend what you mean by serial..

USB is not faster than Serial ATA. It is a serial interface and has ports including external ones. SATA Revision 3 is 6Gbps which kind of piddles on USB1 and USB2 and is still a whole 1Gbps faster than USB3. In theory there is no reason that interface could not be used to connect things other than discs.