What you need to know about USB 3 Cables
There are two types of USB 3 cables you need to know about: Type A and Type B. Type A is the flat rectangular interface you know well. Type B is a more square, boxy shape. Why are there two? USB is more like a network, and you can have clients and servers. You don’t connect servers to servers. They have to go one way or another, but not both ways. You can actually cause a short!
Your computer is often the host. It’d be a Type A.
USB type B is often used to control peripherals.
What is USB 3?
Which USB 3 Cables to Buy?
Like many of the cables on our list, this is perfect if you have a Smartphone or an external hard drive with USB connectivity. Since these type of USB cables are perfect for hooking up to your PC and charging, you can simply connect the blue colored, standard USB connect into your PC and receive transfer rates of about 4.8 Gbps. This speed is so fast that you’ll be able to transfer a full length movie at HD quality in about three seconds or less. Each cable is gold-plated, so you won’t have to worry about corrosion; even in moist environments. The cable is about three feet long, so you’ll have to be fairly close, but it’ll be worth it at such high speeds.
The second product on our review list actually comes in a two pack. Also, this cable shines in areas where many cables tend to fail. Firstly, the cable uses gold connectors; this corrosion-proof material will save you money on replacements since ambient moisture levels can ruin steel connectors. Secondly, internal copper conductors and foil and braid shielding inside the wire ensure that you’ll be able to transfer files without problems during the connection. Similarly to our previous cable, this USB 3.0 comes in a three foot length.