Which one of these interfaces is the fastest? Bonus question: Which is the slowest?
A) USB 3.0
B) Gigabit Ethernet
C) FireWire 800
D) SATA revision 2.0
E) IEEE 802.11n
F) A watched progress meter never moves
The fastest interface: A) USB 3.0, and the slowest interface: E) IEEE 802.11n
USB 3.0 – 5 gigabits per second
Gigabit Ethernet – 1 gigabit per second
FireWire 800 – 800 megabits per second
SATA revision 2.0 – 3 gigabits per second
IEEE 802.11n – 150 megabits per stream, 600 megabits with the four stream maximum
Want to know more? Watch “Computer Interface Speeds and Distances.”
Your computer has many different interfaces, and each interface type has a different set of speed and distance standards. In this video, you’ll learn about the speeds and distances of USB, FireWire, PATA, SATA, and wireless standards.