Universal Serial Bus aka USB has recently launched its latest version. The third generation of USB was launched in 2011 with USB 3.0. Then after it has updated twice, first with USB 3.1 in 2014 and now the latest on with USB 3.2. A lot has changed throughout the course of time. Not just speed, efficiency, convenience but even color has changed. Now with this modernization, USB Cables are more helpful, powerful and extensive in use.
The usage of USB Cords has also changed with the latest innovation. Advancement of technology has included USB cables as an equipment to deliver user convenience. These broadening applications, created a demand to reengineer USB and make it more suitable for users.
In this blog, we will talk about the new features and advantages of latest USB 3.2. So, let us check out how it better than all its ancestors:
High Speed Data Transfer
This blazing fast speed is much required in the current scenario where technology is moving even faster than the fastest. Everything is speeding up, whether it broadband internet speed or flash transfer speed. Another aspect for the need of such high-speed USB technology is, increasing storage capacity in the devices. Devices are upgrading with big storage capacity, thus, to access big storage and transfer mass data, there should be a fast technology. USB 3.2 suffices this efficiently.
The USB 3.0 was launched with the tag of “Super Speed” but with its following updates, it got changed to “Super Speed+”. The accelerated data transfer began from the USB 2.0, which use to perform at the speed of 60 megabits per second. Later, USB 3.0 took it ahead and extended it up to 5 gigabits a second. This high-speed data transmission further extended up to 10 gigabytes per second in USB 3.1. The latest version 3.2 is offering twofold speed and transfers up to 20 gigabytes in a second.
Compatible with Major Previous Versions
One of the most disliked attribute about Android is, its new version supports only latest devices and all old devices stay incompatible. Now this might make people with older devices feel inferior. And why shouldn’t they? However, USB takes a good care of its users. Its latest and all previous versions are compatible with USB 3.2. So, if you are using a drive which is operating on USB 2.0 or maybe its earlier version, you can run that on USB 3.2 port. The drive will perform normally without any hiccups. Though USB 3.0 depreciated the upgradation of mini sockets as they were of less use.
USB also systemizes their versions by indicating the pin or port with specified colors. Initial version, USB 2.0 used to have a black block in port. The next generation USB 3.0 came up with a blue block in the port. USB 3.1 has the red color block to define its version and help users to pick the fastest one in a system. USB 3.2 also comes with C type cable comes with a different socket that offers power supply connection from upside and downside. It helps the USB cord to transmit data at a faster pace.
Extended Power Transmission Capacity
There was a time when if you bought a gadget, the brands use to provide you chargers besides the USB cable. But now, even if you will buy the most expensive mobile or tablet, you will have only an adaptor and USB cable. No separate chargers anymore! USB3.2 respects this reliability. It has upgraded itself and actively playing the role of a power cable too. As most of the gadgets are using USB to charge the device, USB is offering better control over the power capacity.
USB 3.2 operates maximum power up to 20 volts and 5 amperes. It is capable to deliver more power when there is a need and it can also conserve power when it is USB connected but not in use. Mechanism that USB followed in its latest versions is increased number of wires. USB 2.0 was enabled with only 4 connector wire, whereas USB 3.0 has 9 connector wires. This figure later expanded in 3.2 version.
USB 2.0 was a one-way route for data transmission. That means, data will be sent and received on the same path. So, either it will send or receive data at a time. It makes data transmission slow. USB 3.0 and its later versions have more wires. This allows them to render two separate unidirectional data pathways. Dedicate paths for receiving and sending make transmission quick, seamless and uninterrupted.
These were the few pro points about the latest version of USB 3.2. So, go advance with the latest advancements and take the optimum use of your USB Cords.