To make a choice even more difficult, some manufacturers supply a USB cable with a smaller connector. This is a usb-c cable. Of course, you can only connect it if your computer has a USB-C connection contains. An advantage is that this connection type supports the usb3.1 standard so that you benefit from a higher transfer speed. Always check in the specifications which maximum USB standard is supported because that might just as well be USB 2.0 or USB 3.0. Furthermore, unlike the traditional USB-A port, you cannot connect this new USB connection incorrectly. With hard drive recovery service this is a perfect deal.
Another advantage is that you can link the drive directly to a smartphone or tablet, provided that the mobile device has a USB-C port. A favourable development is that more and more devices are equipped with a USB-C connection. Useful to know is that the usb-c connector supports more protocols besides the usb standard, such as Thunderbolt 3. Moreover, you also use this connector to charge mobile devices, provided that the external drive supports this function. Does your computer not have a usb-c? No problem, because with most external disks there is an adapter cable that you can use to connect the storage station to a regular USB port.
Some hard drives support the thunderbolt3 protocol. This standard is best known among owners of a recent Mac or MacBook. It is striking that the protocol uses a usb-c