Just like every other technology products, the USB flash drive is moving forward so to earn itself a place in such a tech-furious age. From USB 1 to USB 2.0, and USB 3.0 / 3.1/ 3.2, 24 years has past. It takes only less than 5 years to change the number 1 to 2.0, and 8 years from 2.0 to 3.0, the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 was released in 2017.
The USB 3.0 port of a flash drive can be compatible with the USB 2.0, there is a significant sign to distinguish them, the blue color stands for the USB 3.0, which is also famous for the super speed.
But USB 2.0 flash drives are still holding a solid position in such a high replacement age, the major reason I can found is many old versions of the computer system, such as Windows 7 and former versions, are not compatible with the USB 3.0 ports. But if you have important information stored in your USB 2.0 drive, a USB hub can help to connect it with a USB 3.0 flash drive.
How fast is the super speed USB 3.0?
The above mentioned are versions of USB.
The physical plugs and ports of a USB drive are USB Type A, Type B, and Type C. Before Type c port came, many people are annoyed by the Type A and Type B port, seems no one can plug the port in without trying at least twice. Thank God Type C USB saves us all!
Here is what they look like, you all saw them before.