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ADATA promises USB 3.1 Type C storage

by on23 December 2014

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ADATA has been doing a good job in supplying DDR3 and DDR4 memory, making fancy USB 3.0 flash drives and SSDs. The company is now planning to introduce a refreshed line of storage products and some of them will feature the latest USB 3.1 high speed Type C connector.

We have mentioned the Type C connector in the past, as this is the first reversible USB connector and it behaves like the Apple Lightning connector. You don’t need to turn the right side, you can plug it from either side and it will work. The other thing that comes with portable Type C OTG powered flash drives will be the transmission speeds of 10Gbit per second, or as fast as first generation Thunderbolt. USB 3.1 is twice as fast as USB 3.0, but we still have to see cheap flash memory that can keep up with these impressive speeds.


We have found out that the desktop version of Intel’s Skylake-S chipset won't have support for USB 3.1 out of the box, but it will work via external controllers. We expect to see USB 3.1 powered motherboards in the second half of 2015 at the latest. 2015 seems to be the year of USB 3.1 mass introduction and we hope that the Nokia N1 tablet will be the first on many Type C devices to launch next year. However, the Nokia N1 uses a Type-C connector but only supports USB 2.0 transfer speeds.


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