Not long time ago USB 3.1 was presented to the world. Not yet all have managed to adopt and use it, and now in the IT world appeared new USB 3.2 standard. There would not be anything out there, if it were not for the fact that this standard might be much better than its predecessor, and that it would really interesting.
USB-C has its advantages and there are quite a lot of them Let’s start with the fact that this slot is compatible with all the data transfer improvements that will take place in the future. This is extremely important. It would have been hard, if we could not use some older equipment. It would be incredibly uncomfortable. Unlike USB-A and USB-B, the C-solution is going to stay with us for years to come. If I can call it that, new standard will be really technologically advanced. It turns out, that the forthcoming USB 3.2 is about to pull out all the best from USB-C and benefit from these great groundwork.
We must also remember one very important aspect. So it is true that the C-connector and the USB 3.1 standard were created at a similar time. However, the implementation of SuperSpeed + technology, which allows data transfer speeds of over 1 GB per second, depends only on the manufacturer of the device. For this reason, if you have a USB-C connector, you will not be able to use USB 3.1 Gen 2 and USB Power Delivery 2.0 or even 3.0. What happens is that if your devices use the USB 3.1 Gen 2 benefits, you are likely to be the beneficiaries of the forthcoming USB 3.2.
At this moment little is known about the new USB 3.2
We have to wait for some specials until the September’s USB Developer Days conference. One of the news that is circulating is that the USB 3.2 interface was able to perform “multi-lane” operations. In practice, this will give you twice as fast data transfer rates compared to USB 3.1 Gen 2, reaching up to 3GB per second. At this moment, the most popular devices that use the USB 3.1 Gen 2 and USB-C connectors are the Dell XPS 15 or HP Elite x2 MacBook Pro (2017). It may be that the people who settle this hardware will be the first to be able to test the differences between USB 3.1 and USB 3.2.
However, with the USB connectors, it made an amazing mess.
Today, we have a lot of new technology, and, although I am technologically and every day I have contact with IT, I am already lost myself. So, what a common user must think about it. Let’s remember that the average user might not even know if its connectors support SuperSpeed or SuperSpeed +. This can cause problems and a lot of confusion. Yes, USB-C connectors are compatible with older 2.0 and 3.0 standards, and only they can be supported. This is not the other way around. What’s more, the USB-C connector is incredibly comfortable and also universal. There is one but think — there are no clear signs that would clearly inform the user what his USB-C device can do. Changes are good, but when they are introduced gradually and do not cause disorganization.