For beginners! About USB standard and shape of connector terminal –Types and How to distinguish–
USB is a terminal used to connect smartphone charging cables, external HDDs, SSDs, and USB memories, though it has various shapes. Since a terminal shape depends on the USB standard used, it is necessary to thoroughly check the USB standard of an USB cable, personal computer, and peripherals to be purchased in advance. In this article, we introduce essential knowledge, differences in types, and how to distinguish them when using USB.
1. Common USB connector types
1-4. Transfer speeds that are evolving with the times
2. mini USB
3. Micro USB
4. USB standard tips
4-1. USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 are easy to distinguish
4-2. Described in the instruction manual of the personal computers and peripheral devices
5. Conclusion. Understand the specifications to maximize performance
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Depending on the USB standard, not only the shape of the terminal but also the transfer speed are different. Therefore, if you do not match the USB standards of your computer and peripheral devices, and if you do not use the optimum cable, the data transfer speed become slow down and you will not be able to demonstrate the expected performance. If you use the knowledge of the USB standard introduced this time, you will be able to use peripheral devices without stress. Be sure to check the USB terminals of your computer and peripheral devices before purchasing.
What are features of USB Type-C? Not only shape of the connector is an advantage
Currently, the new USB standard that is often adopted in various devices like smartphones is “USB Type-C”. It is easy to understand that the shape of the connector part is different from the conventional USB, however what other points have been evolved? In this content, we introduce the features and benefits of USB Type-C, as well as features that have never existed before.
1. What is USB?
2. Features of USB Type-C
2-1. Connector shape
2-2. High-speed data transfer
2-3. Supports alternate mode
2-4. Compatible with USB PD
3. Notes on USB Type-C
4. Conclusion. USB Type-C cable with many benefits
USB Type-C has various functions such as video output and power supply of up to 100W, as well as data communication. In addition, there are great advantages on the user side, such as being able to connect to any device with just one cable. In 2019, “USB 4.0” was announced as the next-generation USB standard. With the advent of USB 4.0, which uses a Type-C connector, it is expected that you will be able to enjoy the benefits of USB Type-C, such as the unification of complicated USB standards.
Learn how to connect an HDD or an SSD via USB
When adding an HDD or SSD to your PC, there are roughly two ways: “direct connection” and “USB connection”. Many desktop PCs have a place to fix an HDD or SSD to be added inside, in which case the HDD or SSD can be directly connected. However, since it is necessary to open the case and screw it in when installing it, it is easy and recommended to connect with USB regardless of whether it is a desktop PC or notebook PC. Also, if you use an HDD or SSD case, you can easily connect the internal HDD and SSD via USB. It is also convenient when you want to remove the HDD of the PC you used before and transfer the data to a new PC. This content explains each USB connection method and features.
1. When connecting an external HDD via USB
2. When connecting an external SSD via USB
3. When connecting an internal HDD or SSD via USB
An HDD and SSD can be used very easily by connecting with USB. If you purchase a commercially available drive for USB connection, you can connect it as it is, or if you use a case for external connection, you can also connect the internal one with USB.
What is the connection standard for HDD and SSD? Let’s learn the type and difference
HDDs and SSDs are devices that write and read data. Although there are differences in capacity and data transfer speed, many people may think that they are basically the same. However, in reality, there are differences in the interface (connection standard). This content introduces connection standards for HDDs and SSDs in detail. Remember this when purchasing a new HDD or SSD so that you may not have any trouble.
1. What is the HDD / SSD interface (connection standard)?
2. HDD connection standard
3. SSD connection standard
4. USB2.0 and USB3.0
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HDDs and SSDs have different performances and functions depending on a connection standard. When purchasing or adding a new HDD or SSD, including an external HDD, we recommend that you check the compatible connection standards for both your main unit and peripheral devices to be connected in advance.
WHAT IS “USB KILLER”?
An explanation about the mechanism and countermeasures of USB KILLER
Previously, electric devices with USB ports were mainly PCs and their peripherals, however nowadays, various devices have USB ports such as TVs, smartphones, and games console. Since USB is a unified standard, many products support it. By the way, do you know there are products that can destroy your devices just by plugging it into a USB port? That kind of products are called “USB Killer”. Actually damaged cases have been reported. In this content, we explain mechanism of products called USB Killer, the threats that can occur due to a misuse of USB Killer, and countermeasures against USB Killer.
1. What is “USB Killer”?
2. How USB Killer works
3. Devices that can be destroyed by USB Killer
4. Measures against USB Killer
4-1. Do not connect to unfamiliar USB products
4-2. Use devices that equip surge measures to prevent overvoltage
Summary Security measures are essential for USB terminals as well
WHAT KIND OF MACHINE IS A DUPLICATOR? When you copy data on optical media or HDDs, it takes longer as the amount of data increases. Many people have likely experienced that several hours are required to make a backup of your PC. It is a “Duplicator” that helps you on such a case. However you might not know about it, so this content explains what a duplicator can do and what are benefits of using it.1. What is a “Duplicator”?
2. Benefits of using a duplicator
2-1. Copy time can be shortened
2-2. No need to start up your PC
2-3. Various functions are available
3-1. HDD/SSD 2 bay duplicator dock with error skip feature [LHR-2BDPU3ES]
3-2. HDD/SSD 2 bay duplicator dock [LHR-2BDPU3]
Summary. Comfortably copy your data with a duplicator
These days, price of USB memory has becoming cheaper. Although it is fairly reasonable, you still may have difficulty to buy it due to various capacities and features. What kind of USB memory is suitable for you? This content explains how to choose USB memories and our recommended products.