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Connect More with Cable Matters USB-C to SATA and USB-C External Storage

CONNECT MORE with Cable Matters® USB-C™ External Storage


Where is USB-C used?

USB C ports are found on new release smartphones, computers and tablets for the home or business. Depending on your equipment, a USB Type C port can support transferring files, charging, connecting to the Internet or adding an external video display.


USB C Explained

USB-C is the latest version of the common USB (universal serial bus) connector introduced by the USB-IF organization. It uses a compact and reversible, 24-pin connector that fits on thin smartphones and notebooks with Android™, Chrome OS™, Windows® or Mac® operating systems.


How to choose a USB C enclosure

  • Do you need to back-up files or real-time communication with your computer?
  • Is RAID0 (performance) or RAID1 (redundancy) important?
  • Is price (SATA SSD) or speed (NVMe SSD) more important?
  • Is the primary use at home, in the office, or for traveling?
  • Cable Matters offers a selection of USB C enclosures.


    Will USB C work in a Thunderbolt port?

    Thunderbolt™ 3 uses the same reversible USB C connector for data, video and charging. Thunderbolt 3 ports can support 20Gbps or 40Gbps. A USB-C port supports a maximum data transfer rate of 5Gbps (Gen1)  or 10Gbps (Gen2).

    A USB-C enclosure is compatible with a Thunderbolt computer. Thunderbolt devices are NOT compatible with a USB C computer. All Cable Matters USB C enclosures are Thunderbolt 3 port compatible with Windows® or Mac® computers.


    Need help deciding which USB C video cable to buy?

    Contact us HERE. Cable Matters will help you navigate the confusing choices of USB-C video cable types. We will provide you with the best solution to maximize the capabilities of your equipment and ensure compatibility.


    Join the Cable Matters Wholesale Program for your business!

    Create an account HERE. Cable Matters offers discount pricing for wholesale purchases for your business. Our sales team will provide expert consultation to meet the connectivity demands of your business or organization.


    Purchase premium quality USB C products from Cable Matters: THE industry leader in Reliable Connectivity

    Cable Matters, with headquarters in Southborough, Massachusetts, offers a complete line of cables, adapters, docking stations and networking products for the home, office, and data center. We offer first-class quality products, backed by exceptional customer service, at an affordable price. Established in 2009, Cable Matters serves markets in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan.




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