If you were still sitting on the fence, well, it's time to hop down. No matter which direction our 3.81GB file set was going, it took about twice as long to get there with USB 2.0 than with USB 3.0.
You can work out the precise transfer speeds with a pocket calculator, but the important metric here is time saved: over a minute per transfer. That kind of savings adds up. If you're doing a few transfers a day, five days a week, four-and-a-little-more weeks a month, you might soon find yourself saving entire hours. Even if you make minimum wage, hours are valuable.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips