USB Cables, USB connections, diagrams and pin outs USB 1.1, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0 Cables
USB Cables make connecting printers and other devices to your computer a quick and easy process. USB connectors are also becoming more common on mobile phones and PDAs as they provide a fast and easy way to transfer files.
There are two standards of USB, USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 all computers made after 2003 should all be USB 2.0 compatable. To check which version of USB you have [click here].
You can use USB 2.0 devices in all ports if the connected device is not of the same standard it will revet to the USB 1.1 standard which still has the same functionality except the speed is lower than the later version.
With more people using PCs in the living room and of course having a Xbox which all use USB the need for USB extension cables is always a popular purchase. Cables are avlaible at many lenghs including the most common which seem to be 6Ft and 10Ft items.
USB 3.0arrived in 2012 and is growing in popularity the key benefit is an increase of speed ten times that of USB 2.0 which is 400MB/s so USB 3.0 has a rate of 4GB/s - Imagine using these speeds for external hard drives and future memory sticks and solid state drives. More Info