Data Transfer Cable
(Universal Serial Bus)
Since the standard is constantly developed further, he is now in version 3 and spawned numerous different cable. It is important that the standard is generally downward compatible. You can operate 3.0 hard drive to a 2.0 port, therefore, a , but the speed of the lower terminal is of course used. The type A / B is one of the cabling the most used since it is used for the majority of the periphery. These mainly include printers, scanners or external ing stations. In the smartphone and digital camera range micro- cables are used very often, because the connector allows small devices. Due to the high data rate, the port is also particularly suitable for external hard drives and memory.
Also, the network cable or patch cable is a data transfer cable and is used to link different network devices, such as routers, switches, computers, network printers or cameras used. The CAT designation shall specify the used shielding and equipment of the cable. For the installation of network cables CAT7 cables are mostly used. For connection to the PC, however, preferred CAT5 cables are used. LWL (fiber optic) cables are used further distances due to their higher range, the connection between buildings or to bridge. Again, there are rious connections such as ESCON, SC, ST or LC.
Further data transmission cable
The COM and LPT cable are used particularly for older peripherals. The most obvious difference is the much larger connectors and power compared to . Today, these are, however, more and more displaced by the standard and many motherboard manufacturers no longer integrate these ports directly on the motherboard , so they have to be retrofitted with expansion cards. For data transfer between the computer and external hard drive, and eSATA cable , in addition to , used . However, has in this area so far not enforce properly and is mainly used for professional audio and v o cards. The eSATA port is often to use by a bracket that comes with the motherboard, or integrated directly onto the motherboard and performs a SATA connector on the outs by these external hard drives. Here he supported as well as an internal SATA port also eg the hotplug function and prov s the same data transfer rate a ilable.