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Definition: SuperSpeed


SuperSpeed and SuperSpeed+ are logos for USB Versions 3.0 and 3.1 respectively, both of which were incorporated into the USB 3.2 specification. See USB 3.0, USB 3.1 and USB 3.2.




The SuperSpeed Logo
The SuperSpeed (SS) logo is not always present as it is on the two USB 3.0 ports on the right.






The USB Logos
These logos define the versions, and their use must be licensed by the USB Implementers Forum. The SS20 logo was created and included to provide continuity for the 20 Gbps version, but it is not an official USB-IF logo. DisplayPort requires USB-C cables (see USB Type C). See USB-IF.






Sometimes Yes, Sometimes No
The SuperSpeed logos may be present with the USB version or by themselves. Most people are aware of the version and not the logos.