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2big RAID User Manual
2big RAID User Manual

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Cables and Connectors

USB-C protocols

USB is a serial input/output technology for connecting peripheral devices to a computer. USB-C is the latest implementation of this standard and it provides higher bandwidth and new power management features.

USB-C supports many protocols:

PortTransfer rates
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 up to 480Mb/s
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 up to 5Gb/s
USB 3.1 Gen 1 up to 5Gb/s
USB 3.1 Gen 2 up to 10Gb/s
Thunderbolt 3 up to 40Gb/s

You can connect your device to any USB-C or USB-A port but transfer rates vary. See below for more details.

Cables

Your 2big RAID is shipped with two cables for compatibility with modern computers.

USB-C to USB-C cable

For optimal transfer rates, use the USB-C to USB-C cable to connect 2big RAID to a USB-C (USB 3.1 or Thunderbolt 3) port on your computer.

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USB-C to USB Type A cable

Use the USB-C to USB Type A cable to connect 2big RAID to a USB-A (USB 3.0 or USB 2.0) port on your computer.

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Transfer rates with USB-A connections have the potential to reach the following speeds:

PortTransfer rates
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 up to 5Gb/s
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 up to 480Mb/s