In the past it was not difficult to know which cables to use, but in recent years the rise of many potential cables has made knowing more difficult.
Now that USB cables and thunderbolt cables look similar, it is more difficult to know which cables to use.
The cable that you use can greatly impact performance and the speed of read and write operations.
It is not enough to just look at a physical cable and determine which one to use.
Instead, it is wise to use software to always test your connections, and much of the software available is free.
- Depending on the cable you use, there can be significant different in performance, such as with read and write operations.
- Cables are not always well marked, so this can make it difficult to know which cable you should be using.
- It is important to test your connections instead of depending on what’s written on the cables, and software to test connections can be found for free.
“Now, with various iterations of USB and Thunderbolt, it starts to get a little messy because the connectors appear identical.”