A major feature of USB 3.0 is SuperSpeed bus, which increases the maximum transfer rate to 5.0 Gbit/s. USB 3.0 receptacles are partly compatible with USB 2.0 device plugs for the respective physical form factors. The cables can be used with PCs with the actual type A interface. This cable is used for the connection of external USB 3.0 peripheral devices as e.g. HDD enclosures, cameras, mobile phones.