What I mean by something else I mean connecting my external ssd (uses usb-c) to my pi rather than the usb ports as those are slower. I have read on usb-c Port of RasPi 4 used for anything else but Power? that power and data is populated in the port, but I was wondering. Can you use something like a USB hub or apple's multiple-connector-into USB-c? (beacause the apple one allows a usb-c power)

  • the pi4 has 2xUSB3.0 ports ... and I use them for SSD at 5Gbps (max rate for USB 3.0) Feb 3, 2021 at 2:00
  • Yes but that gives 640 mbps whereas my ssd goes up to 1050 Feb 3, 2021 at 2:03
  • SSD on a USB3.0 port should go to 5 gigabits per second ... if you're only getting 640 megabits per second, and the device is only capable of about 1 gigabit per second, then the USB-C connector won't help anyway - get a better USB3.0->SATA connector Feb 3, 2021 at 2:28
  • 640 megaBYTES per second Feb 3, 2021 at 3:04
  • Oh, well that is the maximum then Feb 3, 2021 at 4:53

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The USB-C connector on the Pi DOES NOT implement USB-C. It is used for power and a USB-2 OTG interface.

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