- Last Active
Mike Wuerthele said:aderutter said:Ridiculous heading and silly article.
If you need a 3 metre TB4 cable what you gonna buy? Is there an alternative when you need 3 metres?
My Apple TB4 Pro 3 metre cable is really, really nice and does everthing I want with a price I’m happy with. It’s far nicer than my 2m Caldigit TB4 cable for example. I’ll stick to buying the best even if it costs more.We're on record about the three-meter cable being good.
Thunderbolt 4 (USB‑C) Pro Cable (3 m)$159.00
FYI to everyone, don't buy a Thunderbolt cable that doesn't have a lighting bolt followed by 3 or 4 or in the future a 5. If they don't then you know they haven't be certified and are fake crap. Thunderbolt is an open standard from Intel and it's free i.e. no licensing. There's no reason for a Thunderbolt cable not to be certified unless the company is trying to sell inferior cables.
To clarify, USB-C tells you nothing about wether the cable is a USB3, USB4, Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4. USB-C just means USB TYPE "C" connector (the fiscal shape). All the mentioned protocols I mentioned use the USB-C type connecter but tells you nothing about what kind of cable it is, that's where the icon on the end of the cable comes in. If there is no icon then you can assume its USB3 and definitely NOT Thunderbolt which requires the icon. You can use a Thunderbolt 4 cable on any device that has a USB-C connecter because Thunderbolt 4 supersedes all the rest. But you can't use a USB4 cable for everything a Thunderbolt 4 cable can do. It will be fine if you just need it to transfer data at 40Gbps since USB4 cables can do 40Gbps like Thunderbolt 4. The other nice thing about Thunderbolt cables is they are required to be first certified by Intel.
mknelson said:mretondo said:OMG the Belkin and Plugable cables are not Thunderbolt cables they're USB4 cables. The USB4 logo are printed on the cables.
"The USB4 Specification complements and builds upon the existing USB 3.2 and 2.0 architectures. Based on the Thunderbolt™ protocol specification contributed by the Intel Corporation, USB4 doubles the maximum aggregate bandwidth of USB and enables multiple simultaneous data and display protocols.
The USB4 architecture defines a method to dynamically share a single high-speed link with multiple end device types to best serve the transfer of data by type and application. As the USB Type-C connector has evolved into the role as the external display port of many host products, the USB4 specification provides the host the ability to optimally scale allocations for display data flow. Compatibility with existing USB 3.2, USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt 3 hosts and devices is supported, and the resulting connection scales to the best mutual capability of the devices being connected. "