Thunderbolt 4 has thankfully simplified the mess around USB-C, USB-3 and various other USB incarnations of cable compatibility.
With USB having gone through oodles of various revisions, finding and using the correct cable has been, at best, confusing.
The bottom line is that you use Thunderbolt 4 cables, you can use any Thunderbolt, USB-3 or USB-C device at its maximum throughput.
Thunderbolt 4 cables are easy to identify and Thunderbolt 4 cables are backwardly compatible with USB 2.0, USB 3.2 5Gbps, USB 3.2 10Gbps, USB 3/DP and of course USB-C and Thunderbolt 3.
Thunderbolt 4 transfers data at 40Gbps up to 2 metres before it begins to degrade. Updates to Thunderbolt 4 will increase this beyond the 2 metre current limitation.
Be careful to buy your Thunderbolt cables from HomeKit Australia where Thunderbolt cables are made alongside ALL HomeKit Australia cables, in an Apple MFI certified high tech manufacturing facility.
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