Understanding USB Connections

It can be confusing to try to understand the difference between USB-A, USB-C and other port types and to differentiate that from USB-2, USB-3 and other USB versions. In this video Gary attempts to explain the demystify these terms. Also, learn how USB-C connectors on newer MacBooks are also Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Comments: 8 Responses to “Understanding USB Connections”

    Jerry Naples
    7 years ago

    Thanks. a very well done tutorial


    7 years ago

    Gary, your synopsis was excellent, but I could NOT follow your cursor.

    You need to re-do this video, using a big white cursor arrow for people who have less than 20-20 vision.

    Jann Marchant
    7 years ago

    Thank you for this EXCELLENT tutorial on USBs /Thunderbolt. Just purchased MacBook Pro and have iMac (2011 edition) so your info today has answered a LOT of my queries. You provide such an excellent service!

    Henry Morris
    7 years ago

    Thanks for a clear and succinct explanation!

    7 years ago

    Extremely helpful information, presented in a clear and concise manner. I appreciate your tutorials. Thank you Gary.

    Christy Hemenway
    7 years ago

    Ah. That makes sense. Thank you!

    Kim Sinclair
    7 years ago

    The best explanation of ports and connections I have come across. I finally get it!

    Leslie France
    7 years ago

    Yay - now I get the whole USB story! Thanks so much, Gary!

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