Monday, 11 December 2017

USB 3.0: Here's everything you need to know

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Today we're going to tell you everything you need to know about USB 3.0. The main advantage of USB 3.0 is speed. It is up to 10 times faster than the last generation USB 2.0. While it's only half as fast as some other technologies such as USB-C and Thunderbolt, it is universally compatible it's right in the name. So it's backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and you don't need a special computer to take advantage of it.

If you're not sure if your device supports USB 3.0 you can check the manufacturer specifications or another easy way to tell is check the inside of the connector the key that keeps you from putting it in the wrong way is usually blue on USB 3.0 devices. Now most USB 3.0 devices these days are storage devices because that's where you can take advantage of that extra performance. However, there are other devices that are available such as things like external video capture devices that USB 2.0 is not fast enough for but USB 3.0 is.

I often get asked where to plug a USB device into? The simple answer is because of that backwards compatibility it doesn't matter. All you do is, plug the USB Drive into the USB port which is usually easy to recognize because it has a blue colour coded key on it. If that's not present you can look inside the connector to see if there's additional pins.

Your computer will also usually prompt you if you install a USB 3.0 device into a USB 2.0 port saying, “hey you've got USB 3.0 ports if you want to take advantage of that extra speed switch it over to that.”

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