Difference in USB-C cables

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MostafaDesha

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Hey i got a question
I wanted to buy a USB-C 3.0 cable from anker
Anyway i found i another cable with 3.1
It should be faster but my pc supports 3.0
If i got the 3.1 will i benefit from it or will it just the regular 3.0 speed ?!
Hope i made my point
 

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The USB data rate will be limited to the slowest of the two devices or the cable connecting them. In your case, two USB 3.0 devices connected by a USB 3.1 cable will operate at USB 3.0 speed.
 

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The USB data rate will be limited to the slowest of the two devices or the cable connecting them. In your case, two USB 3.0 devices connected by a USB 3.1 cable will operate at USB 3.0 speed.
Okay,
What happens if i bought USB3.1 PCI express card & connected it to my motherboard slot
Maybe then i will get the speed of the 3.1 right?
 

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You would need to check the specifications of the proposed USB 3.1 expansion card for the PCI Express slot configuration (PCIe version number and number of lanes) needed on the motherboard to support full USB 3.1 speeds on the card. Then make sure your motherboard has a matching open slot to add the card.

EDIT: If you will be transferring the USB data to and/or from a hard drive in your computer, you may discover the hard drive's read and write speeds will be the limiting speed factor.
 

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You would need to check the specifications of the proposed USB 3.1 expansion card for the PCI Express slot configuration (PCIe version number and number of lanes) needed on the motherboard to support full USB 3.1 speeds on the card. Then make sure your motherboard has a matching open slot to add the card.

EDIT: If you will be transferring the USB data to and/or from a hard drive in your computer, you may discover the hard drive's read and write speeds will be the limiting speed factor.
Okay thanks alot :)
 

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Your devices (external HDD, flash drives, etc.) also need to support 3.1 to take advantage of that protocol's extra speed.
 
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