Plugable USB 3.0 Type-A to Type-C Cable supported speeds


If the Plugable USB 3.0 Type-A to Type-C Cable is passive, then what’s stopping it from supporting 10 gbps? Many motherboards have USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A connectors so why can’t this type A connector also be USB 3.1 Gen 2?

Is it a quality issue like how some HDMI cables can’t support 4K at 60 Hz? What would be required to support 10 gbps in terms of cost, materials, implementation?


Thanks for asking!

In order to support higher data speeds, the cable would require a complete redesign. Shielding end to end would have to be very different, and the internal cabling would have to change to support the higher speeds.

If you’re interested, the USB 3.1 specification can be downloaded here: