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Get the most out of USB 3.2 Gen2

3C products are now integral to our modern lives, and as a result, the efficiency and performance of these products are key considerations for consumers. In particular, the speed of data transmissions between mobile phones, computers and storage devices is a key factor, and thus new products and technologies are constantly being introduced. For the average consumer, deciding which product is right for them can be confusing and unclear. Their instincts will push them to pick a product with the fastest transmission speeds. However, consumers may feel actual transmission speeds are not as fast as they like or may be confused as to why actual transmission speeds are lower than claimed.

Host, Storage Device, and Cables

Although new next-generation interfaces promise better performance and speeds, it is conditional upon various factors and therefore are theoretical. So the next time you go out and purchase a storage device, keep a few things in mind. For example, if you want to transfer files from a PC to an external storage device, there are two factors to consider for optimal USB 3.2 Gen 2 x2 speeds. Firstly, your host device needs to support this interface. If your PC supports the USB 3.2 Gen 2 x2 interface while your external storage device uses the USB 3.0 interface, files can be transferred (because it is backward compatible), however actual speeds will be limited to the capabilities of the lesser device. In this case, files will only be transmitted at USB 3.0 speeds at 5Gbps instead of USB 3.2 Gen 2 x2 speeds at 20Gbps. In addition, your transmission cable must also support USB 3.2 Gen 2 x2, that is, the host, storage device and transmission cable must all support USB 3.2 Gen2 for you to enjoy optimal transmission speeds.

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