What Are USB Gen 1, Gen 2, And Gen 2x2?
How To Geek, February 28th, 2019
March 10, 2019,
Volume 252, Issue 1

"Finding the fastest USB connection used to be easy: choose USB 3.0 instead of 2.0,: writes Josh Hendrickson in How To Geek.

"But now, you'll need to know the difference between USB 3.2 Gen 1, Gen 2, and Gen 2x2 - and what various types of 'SuperSpeed' mean, too.

Once upon a time, USB came in two main flavors, 2.0 and 3.0. All you needed to know about them was 3.0 was faster than 2.0. You could buy a USB 2.0 flash drive and plug it into a computer that had USB 3.0 slots, and it would still work - just at the slower USB 2.0 speeds. Buying a USB 3.0 drive and plugging it into a USB 2.0 port would give you USB 2.0 speeds, too..."

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