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13 May 2020
How fast are the different USB standards?

How fast is USB 2.0 compared to USB 3.0?

Since I wrote an article about Y-USB cables yesterday, I had to research how fast USB 2.0 actually is compared to USB 3.0. Among the Y-cables there are those that support USB 2.0 and [...]
15 November 2013
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Is Thunderbolt faster than USB 3?

Question: I would be interested in whether the Thunderbolt interface is now faster or slower than USB 3. I ask because I want to buy an external hard drive and am unsure which port it should have. Answer: In [...]