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I have a mac mini, and an external SSD that only has a USB-A port.

So, currently, I use a USB-A to USB-A cable to connect the SSD to the mac to transfer data.

Now, if I use a USB-A to USB-C cable to connect the SSD to the mac, will I be able to transfer the data faster ?

I know that mac thunderbolt (USB-C) port can transfer data much faster than mac USB-A port.

But, my SSD only has a USB-A port and does NOT have a USB-C port.

So, is it still faster if I use the USB-A to USB-C cable to connect my SSD to the mac to transfer data ?

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    There is the shape of the connector, and there is the transfer speed supported by the SSD. What does the data sheet of the SSD say about the second?
    – nohillside
    Commented Jun 17 at 9:22
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    What SSD? It may be limited to much the same speed as the USB-A port.
    – Gilby
    Commented Jun 17 at 22:21

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No - the limiting factor will be the USB-A bottleneck on the device. Newer cables and connectors slow down to match old legacy protocol and speeds even when you’re using a newer fancy cable and connection on the computer end.

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