By James Scout/ Oct 1 2022

USB-IF Removes The Confusing SuperSpeed USB Branding

USB-IF no longer uses the 12-year-old USB branding for 5Gbps and more incredible speeds.

USB-IF Removes SuperSpeed USB 

In 2007, when SuperSpeed USB was introduced, the name made sense as a difference. With USB 3.0, maximum data transmission speeds increased from the meager 0.48Gbps USB 2.0 to 5Gbps.

USB-IF Removes SuperSpeed USB 

Customers might choose from three different SuperSpeed USB connection types by 2022, along with the USB4 standard, which may be quicker. In the future, USB goods will still appear the same while offering various performance capabilities.

USB-IF Removes SuperSpeed USB 

Meanwhile, the branding for Recommended USB 1.0 has not changed. The USB-IF now suggests packaging for USB-C cables, and logos identify the maximum data transfer rate and power delivery.

USB-IF Removes SuperSpeed USB 

Therefore, USB labeling will likely remain somewhat of a Wild West, but buyers also have alternatives. If present, USB-IF emblems on products immediately tell you how much power supply and speed to anticipate. You decide whether or not that speed qualifies as a super speed.

USB-IF Removes SuperSpeed USB 

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