Dumb question - USB-C vs. Thunderbolt

Discussion in 'Systems' started by DarthVader0, Nov 23, 2021.

  1. DarthVader0

    DarthVader0 Active Member

    I have some USB-C drives, does it matter if I plug them into the "thunderbolt" port or the actual USB-C port?

    I know both work, but I think I'm seeing different performance out one over the other?

    btw, I have a 2019 Razer Blade advanced where the right side as the thunderbolt port and the left has the USBc
     
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  2. HWIiwh

    HWIiwh New Member

    Should work on either, though I believe you may see increased data speeds on the Thunderbolt port.
     
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  3. dudepare01

    dudepare01 Active Member

    Bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3 is 40Gbps whereas USB-C 3.0 is 5Gbps and 3.1 is 10Gbps
     
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