window._mfq = window._mfq || []; (function() { var mf = document.createElement("script"); mf.type = "text/javascript"; mf.async = true; mf.src = "//cdn.mouseflow.com/projects/0148bb62-7ff8-46ae-a466-bf3fd13c7d09.js"; document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(mf); })();
407-478-6600    Get SUPPORT

TaylorWorks Blog

Is USB Type-C the Answer for Fast Data Transfer?

Is USB Type-C the Answer for Fast Data Transfer?

You might use USB every day for your general technology needs, but do you know the difference between the various kinds of USB? This week’s tech term is dedicated to investigating the different types of Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports, including its history, development, and uses.

The Origins of USB
First developed and implemented in 1996, the USB cable was created with the purpose of connecting devices to a computer in mind. A total of seven leaders in the computing and communications industry--Compaq, DEC, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, and Nortel--wanted to create a simple solution that could allow several different kinds of devices to connect to a PC.

Essentially, an early USB connection provided a data transfer of about 1.5 Mbps to 12 Mps. While this isn’t as fast as today’s standards, it was quite remarkable for the time. The first major release of USB technology was in September 1998, and it provided users with a 12 Mbps transfer rate on high-speed devices. Apple’s own iMac computer was actually one of the first devices to come with USB built into it, and it success played a major role in the commercialization and popularity of USB. The original USB came in two different connector types: type A, or standard USB, and type B, the more squared-off connector.

Innovations of USB
In August of 2000, USB 2.0 was released. The increase in data transfer was substantial at about 280 Mbps. Additionally, the first mini-USB (types A and B) were also developed. Furthermore, USB 2.0 introduced a new integrated battery charging feature, as well as fast data transfer from the emerging smartphone market. USB 3.0, introduced in November 2008, achieved an impressive 5.0 Gbs transfer rate, and the next decade would only further enhance this. September 2017 brought about the Type-C connector and USB 3.2, resulting in a transfer of around 20 Gbps.

USB Type-C
The USB Type-C uses a 24-pin USB connector system. You can identify it by looking for its rotational-symmetrical connector. We think that this is not just the most identifiable feature, but its most important as well. Nowadays, there is no wrong way to plug in your USB cable. In terms of size, the USB-C connector is larger than the micro-B connector. Just like the typical USB wire, one end has a type-A or type-B connection, while the other end has the new type-C connector.

For your reference, here are three of the best new features for USB Type-C:

  1. It’s designed to be easier to plug in since there is no discernible way that the dongle has to be entered into the device.
  2. Data transfer and power capability are basically twice what they were with USB 3.1.
  3. It’s designed to become a future-proof option for data and power transfer for mobile devices.

Unfortunately, not all devices support one cable, but maybe in the future this will become the new standard. For more information about new developments and the latest technology, subscribe to our blog.

Sports Are a Training Ground for Smart Technology
Save the Date: Microsoft Products End of Life
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Tuesday, August 21 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Newsletter Sign Up

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Tag Cloud

      Tip of the Week Security Technology Cloud Best Practices Network Security Privacy Managed IT Services Business Computing Data Backup Email Hackers Malware VoIP Hosted Solutions Outsourced IT Data Recovery Microsoft Google Tech Term Backup Mobile Devices Data Software Cloud Computing Internet of Things Business Continuity Innovation Saving Money Cybersecurity Small Business IT Support Efficiency Android Hardware BDR Internet Cybercrime User Tips Disaster Recovery Smartphones Communications Ransomware IT Services Communication Managed IT Services Gadgets Network Applications Router Law Enforcement Managed IT Artificial Intelligence Business How To Avoiding Downtime Two-factor Authentication Productivity IT Support Virtualization Smartphone Business Management Business Intelligence Money Collaboration Browser Windows Phishing BYOD Chrome Data Security Computers Mobile Device Management Data Protection Connectivity App Remote Monitoring Computer Facebook Passwords Telephone Systems Apps Proactive IT Identity Theft Bandwidth Productivity Word Mobility Document Management Blockchain Windows 10 Office 365 Analysis Vulnerability Alert Compliance Save Money Social Media IT Management Social Engineering Redundancy Spam IT Plan Wi-Fi Spam Blocking Employer-Employee Relationship CES Windows 7 File Sharing Automation Information Comparison Unsupported Software Flexibility Encryption Machine Learning Value Operating System Solid State Drive Business Owner Data Storage Password Holiday Content Management Information Technology Education Bring Your Own Device Private Cloud Microsoft Office Server Budget Update Mobile Device Paperless Office Servers Credit Cards Access Control Networking Work/Life Balance Workers Big Data Smart Tech Website Miscellaneous Training Firewall Upgrade OneNote Data loss Infrastructure VPN Data Breach Network Congestion MSP Voice over Internet Protocol HaaS HIPAA Digital Signature Electronic Health Records Samsung Sync Amazon Web Services Worker Commute Cables Cast Software as a Service Legal Entertainment Sports Charger Google Drive Remote Work Battery Hosted Computing Downtime Business Mangement Outlook USB Augmented Reality Enterprise Content Management Computer Fan Tools Electronic Medical Records IT Consultant Multi-Factor Security Remote Computing Wireless Technology Telephony Online Shopping Unified Communications Devices Managed Service Government Smart Office Hard Drives Regulations Inventory Data Management Marketing Hacker Gmail Addiction Frequently Asked Questions Specifications Recovery The Internet of Things IoT Password Management FENG Business Technology Root Cause Analysis Thought Leadership Leadership Software Tips Computing Infrastructure Trending Keyboard Strategy YouTube Windows 10s Skype Evernote Theft Proactive Unified Threat Management Netflix Recycling Cache Excel Public Cloud Millennials NIST Virtual Assistant Meetings Botnet Google Apps Streaming Media Physical Security Lifestyle SaaS Cortana Start Menu Wireless Charging Save Time Users Remote Monitoring and Maintenance Data Warehousing Risk Management Human Resources Students Cleaning Settings Flash Fraud Patch Management Authentication Current Events Travel eWaste Wireless Internet Managed Service Provider Tip of the week Workforce Insurance Cryptocurrency Telephone System Content Filter webinar End of Support Mobile Computing Workplace Tips Audit Mobile Line of Business Google Docs Wireless Staff Healthcare Computer Care Amazon Virtual Reality Scam Fiber-Optic Nanotechnology Knowledge Screen Mirroring Health Office Tips Criminal Wire Emails Windows Server 2008 PDF Telecommuting Black Market Content Filtering Windows 10 Practices Safe Mode Password Manager Storage Conferencing HBO Instant Messaging Accountants HVAC Technology Tips Professional Services Hacking Video Games Presentation Transportation Files Lithium-ion battery Webinar Books Twitter Advertising How to Television Office Automobile Remote Worker Colocation 5G Benefits Tech Support History Best Practice Safety IT solutions IBM Worker Search Troubleshooting Public Computer Relocation Wiring Scalability Loyalty Smart Technology Techology Competition Emergency Customer Relationship Management IP Address Rootkit Shadow IT Hosted Solution Humor Employer Employee Relationship Internet Exlporer Experience Company Culture User Error WiFi Customer Service Content Mobile Office Hybrid Cloud Computer Accessories Music Domains Managing Stress Politics Hiring/Firing Two Factor Authentication Audiobook Vendor Management CrashOverride Regulation Bluetooth Fun Internet exploMicrosoft Wearable Technology Public Speaking Assessment Quick Tips

      Mobile? Grab this Article!

      QR-Code dieser Seite