With USB-C quickly becoming the standard for USB connections, there is a new naming standard for the types of ports and cables that can be used for the same interface. This new categorization aims to make port and cable identification more obvious.
The generic “SuperSpeed” label is going away, and you will be given a specific speed label for the limitations of the port or cable. This change will help keep this universal connector straightforward and easy to manage on current and future devices.
We’re enthusiastic about the standardization of these new naming conventions, as they will help alleviate some of the hardware issues we’ve encountered due to cable or port bottlenecks. With the new standard in place, we’ll be able to troubleshoot these issues more efficiently. Here is an article outlining the changes in greater detail: