The fastest type of USB connection currently available is USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (also known as SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps). This USB specification supports a maximum data transfer rate of 20 gigabits per second (Gbps). It is twice as fast as USB 3.2 Gen 2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) and four times faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1 (SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps).
USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 uses a USB Type-C connector and offers high-speed data transfer capabilities suitable for large file transfers, high-resolution video streaming, and demanding applications. It provides faster and more efficient data transfer compared to its predecessors, making it ideal for external storage devices, external SSDs, and other high-bandwidth peripherals.
It’s important to note that the maximum speed of USB connections is theoretical, and actual transfer speeds can vary depending on the devices, cables, and other factors involved. Additionally, not all devices and cables support the fastest USB specifications, so compatibility should be considered when connecting devices.