When you use any electronic device it is important that you know about its features, functions and the basic troubleshooting. It is the same when you use USB Type-C hard drive which is clearly the future. This device has a lot of problems and you will be better off if you know a few things about USB-C so that you can use it sensibly to serve your purpose.
Most new models of Android phones are USB-C compliant and the Apple laptops use this port exclusively. You will find at least one port for using USB-C on the new PCs as well. However, you must know that all USB-C port is not the same and not created equal. All USB-C cable will not work the same way. Therefore, know about the port and look for a few things so that you can use the USB-C hard drive properly.
Use of wrong cables
Ignorance about USB-C can cost you dearly. If you use the wrong cable it may fry your device as well as the hard drive. This however is the most important as well as the most ignored fact regarding USB-C.
- In the older generations of USB there was a cable used that looked much like a cable but with the development in science and technology things and its appearance have changed dramatically and functionality has improved drastically.
- In those days ideally, if you plug in a USB 1 cable into a USB 2 port, it will not work or even if it works, it will not work properly. But that is all about that and the extent of improper use was limited to that. That means users then did not have to it think much about which cables to buy.
But modern devices are more sophisticated and will not only work improperly, but will fry your device significantly and quickly.
Prevent any damages
To prevent your usb type c hard drive from being damaged you must use it sensibly and know the reason for it. Ideally, the USB-C devices and its cables will support faster charging as compared to an USB-A device. That means when you plug any USB-A device such as your cell phone to a USB-C port, the phone will draw too much power thereby frying it in the process. It may even fry your computer, the port as well as the USB-C hard drive.
To prevent this, cables are now properly made and have resistors inline. However, it may be a problem for you to determine which cables are good and which are to avoid. The best solution to this is to buy it from a reputable and reliable vendor.
It is also important to keep in mind that all USB-C cables are not created equally. Therefore, you have to make sure that it is compatible with your device when you buy. You may check it out from reliable sources to make sure your cable will not cause any problem to the hard drive or your device on the whole.
Trudy is a Business Tech Analyst. He is very responsible towards his job. He loves to share his knowledge and experience with his friends and colleagues.