USB 3.2

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USB 3.2

The previous USB standard (the latest is USB 4). Introduced in 2017, USB 3.2 added two dual-lane SuperSpeed+ modes when using USB Type C cables. USB 3.2 also absorbed the previous 3.0 and 3.1 specifications by adding a confusing "Gen x by x" label (see below), at which time USB 2.0 and 3.2 became the two official USB specifications. However, there are millions of ports labeled USB 3.0 and 3.1 in use on computers, hubs, storage drives and other components. With the USB 4 introduction in 2019, the naming was thankfully simplified (see USB). See USB Type C, USB 3.0 and USB 3.1.
USB 2.0              Data RateUSB 2.0 High Speed    480 Mbps
 USB 2.0 Full Speed     12 Mbps
 USB 2.0 Slow Speed    1.5 Mbps

 USB 3.2              Data Rate  LanesSuperSpeedUSB 3.2 Gen 1x1         5 Gbps   1
 (a.k.a. USB 3.0)
 (a.k.a. USB 3.1 Gen 1)

 SuperSpeed+USB 3.2 Gen 2x1        10 Gbps   1
 (a.k.a. USB 3.1)
 (a.k.a. USB 3.1 Gen 2)
 USB 3.2 Gen 1x2**      10 Gbps   2
 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2**      20 Gbps   2

 USB 4**                40 Gbps   4

 ** Dual-lane mode requires USB-C cables

USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 Cable
Identified as USB 3.1 Gen 2 on the Amazon website, the cable is nonetheless USB 3.2 Gen 2x1. (Image courtesy of
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