@umbra21 - The annoying thing is, though, that you can't just get a new cable and use that, you've got to update everything so that it has USB 3.0 compatibility. And by the time you get around to doing that, they've come out with something else!
I try to just replace stuff when it's about to wear out, rather than keeping up with the latest technology. I find it much easier to replace everything at once, so that it's all compatible rather than doing it one piece at a time. I know it's possible to do that, but it's too fiddly and I don't have time for it.