USB 3.1 Gen 2 vs. USB 3.1 Gen 1: How Are They Different?

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The USB standard these days is a little hard to understand, and computer manufacturers aren’t helping clear up the confusion. What’s the difference between USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2, and why is Gen 2 better than Gen 1? Goodbye USB 3.0 Released ten years ago in 2008, USB 3.0 was the third major revision to the USB standard. It upgraded USB 2.0, which was released in 2000 and allowed for only relatively slow transfer speeds of 480 Mbit/s. USB 2.0 also limited power to 500 mA at 5V. USB 3.0 allowed for dramatically higher power levels and faster

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