Thunderbolt vs USB C: Full Comparison

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Thunderbolt, released in 2011 by Intel, is an interface technology that provides bandwidth speeds up to 10 Gbps. That’s 10 gigabits per second! It’s fast—really fast.

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USB Type-C is a new reversible cable that allows faster data transfer and charging of devices. Connectivity is easier than ever before. 

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Which One Is Better?

The introduction of Thunderbolt with Mac laptops has brought about a new protocol and interface for external peripherals. As more external devices support Thunderbolt, it can be useful and convenient.

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Which is faster, Thunderbolt or USB C?

Thunderbolt. While the Thunderbolt 3 will transfer data at 40 Gbps, a USB 3.1 will do it at 10 Gbps, and a USB 3.0 will do the same at only 5 Gbps.

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