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What’s the difference between USB2.0 and USB3.0?

After reading the following three points, you will understand the difference between USB 3.0 and 2.0.
What's the difference between USB2.0 and USB3.0

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Why is USB3.0 better than USB2? Why do we recommend buying USB3? After reading the following three points, you will understand the difference between USB 3.0 and 2.0.

▮ data transmission

USB3.0 introduces full duplex data transmission. Of the five lines, two are for sending data, the other two are for receiving data, and one is connected to the ground. In other words, USB 3.0 can read and write synchronously at full speed. Previous USB versions did not support full-duplex data transfer.

▮ Data transmission rate

The USB flash drive is connected to the system through a USB interface, and the speed of the interface limits the data transfer rate of the portable hard drive. Currently, the maximum transfer bandwidth of USB 2.0 is 480Mbps (60MB/s), while the maximum transfer bandwidth of USB 3.0 is up to 5.0Gbps (500MB/s). The USB 3.0 standard requires that the current capacity of the USB3.0 interface is 1A, while that of the USB 2.0 interface is 0.5A. However, the transmission speed in the application slows down for objective reasons (e.g. whether the production quality of the main control chip and the circuit board used in the storage device is good or not).

▮ Connector

Look at the USB port (itself) and the USB port on the computer. The color of the plastic sheet in the middle is USB3.0 – blue. USB – black. Of course, some devices’ color distinction is not standard, for example, some main control chips support non-native USB3.0 can not be blue, some USB 2.0 devices such as MP3, the data cable can be black or white plastic film. Also, USB 3.0 cables are “thicker” because USB 3.0 has four internal wires more than two. 0 wires. However, this connector is USB 3.0 by default. Includes additional connected devices.

▮ Words in the end

In short, USB 3.0 has the advantages of fast transmission speed, simple operation, hot swap support, flexible connection, and independent power supply. But for device compatibility, USB 2.0 is currently better.


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