How many types of USB are there? Based on the physical design of the connectors and ports, there are three different types of USB cables: USB Type A, USB Type B and USB Type C. Based on the functionality of the USB connectors, there are also two different versions of USB: USB 2.0 and USB 3.0.
What are the 4 types of USB cords?
- USB-A. This is the standard connector, found on one end of almost every USB cable.
- USB-B. This is an older connector that’s not used nearly as often nowadays.
- Mini-USB. As the name suggests, this is a smaller connection type that’s good for mobile devices.
Is USB 3.0 type A or C? A USB type C port may support USB 3.1, 3.0 or even USB 2.0. USB 3.1 Gen1 is just a fancy name for USB 3.0, which provides speed up to 5Gbps while USB 3.1 Gen 2 is another name for USB 3.1 which provides a speed of 10Gbps.
What is USB A vs B vs C? USB A-Type: This is the standard rectangular female port found on computers and other devices. USB B-Type: Most USB 2.0 printer cables, scanner cables and some external hard drive cables are B-type connectors. They are small and square. USB C-Type: These are the newest USB connectors on the market.