USB Type C Hard Drive Speed Is An Important Factor To Consider

You may be unaware of the reason for your laptop performing at a slow speed even though you have bought the best laptop available on the market. The most significant reason for laptop ports performing at a lower level is the hard drive and its speed. Ideally, most modern laptops use the latest USB Type C Hard Drive. This is the primary controller component of your laptop that counts. You will be surprised to know how some of these are implemented. Typically, the USB Type C is being used in the laptops, tablets and smartphones just over a year ago. It is the intriguing new port in these devices however there is no real way to test its overall performance till now, courtesy to SandiskExtreme 900. Using this you can push that tiny reversible port finally to its limits. For this, you will need laptops that are equipped with USB Type C ports. You will also need a desktop PCIe card for a good measure a well.

The secrets unveiled

The USB-C port in your laptop will not tell you a lot of things. Did you know that all USB Type C must follow a universal standard but this is a universally confusing aspect as well? There are several other things to know.
  • Ideally, a USB Type C port must operate at either 5Gbps or 10Gbpsbut must be still labeled as USB 3.1 by the makers of the laptop. 
  • A USB Type C will even technically support USB 2.0 speeds but at a very pathetic 480Mbps. 
Therefore, when you find that your laptop has a USB Type C port, there is only one assumption you can make. It is that the transfer speeds may vary from a low 480Mbps to ahigh 10Gbps. However, things get even more confusing when your laptop uses the Intel’s Thunderbolt 3 technology with the same USB Type C port for transferring data over PCIe, though it may also support USB 3.1’s 10Gbps.