USB-C - hardware

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Hardware support



Motherboards that have USB Type-C

  • MSI Z170A Gaming M5
  • ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
  • Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5


First notebooks that support Type-C:

  • Apple's 2015 MacBook (having only a single port)
  • Google's second Chromebook Pixel
  • Asus Notebook R558UR-DM069D
  • ASUS Transformer book T100HA
  • Dell XPS 13 & 15
  • Acer Aspire S13
  • ASUS X556U
  • HP Elite x2 1012 G1
  • HP pavillon x2 10
  • HP pavillon x2 12
  • Razer Blade Stealth (2016, Thunderbolt 3 support, charged via USB)
  • The New Razer Blade (2016, Thunderbolt 3 support, due to 165 watt power requirement, it is not charged over USB.)
  • HP EliteBook Folio G1 (2016, Thunderbolt 3 support, charging via USB)
  • MSI GS60 "Ghost Pro" (2016, Thunderbolt 3)
  • MSI GT80 "Titan SLI"

As of 2016-06-20, Geizhals lists 606 USB 3.1 Type-C notebooks for Germany.



Name Data rate Comment
Asus ZenFone 3 USB 2.0
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe USB 3.0
Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra USB 2.0
BLU Vivo XL and BLU Vivo 5 [4] [5][6]
Cubot S9 USB 3.1 [7]
General Mobile GM 5 Plus
Huawei P9 USB 2.0
HTC 10 Lifestyle USB 2.0
HTC 10 USB 3.1 [8]
Lenovo ZUK Z1 USB 3.1 first phone to feature SuperSpeed along with Type-C port [9]
Lenovo Zuk Z2 Pro
Letv Le Superphone first smartphone that accommodates a Type-C cable [10]
LG G5 USB 3.1 announced 2016-02-21 [11]
Meizu PRO 5 and PRO 6 USB 3.1
Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL USB 3.1 [12]
Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force
Nextbit Robin
Nexus 5X USB 2.0 announced by Google 2015-09-29
Nexus 6P USB 2.0 announced by Google 2015-09-29
OnePlus 2 USB 2.0 [13][14]
OnePlus 3 USB 2.0
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 USB 3.1
UMI Super USB 3.1
Xiaomi Mi4c
Xiaomi Mi5
ZTE Axon 7 USB 3.0
ZTE Zmax Pro USB 2.0 MetroPCS exclusive release

HDDs and SSDs

  • LaCie announced a mobile drive[15][16]
  • SanDisk launched a line of SSDs that connect via SuperSpeed+ Type-C [17]
  • CalDigit launched a portable storage line of HDDs and SSDs that connect via SuperSpeed+ Type-C [18]
  • Seagate has 8TB USB Type-C powered drives


  • Belkin has released a 4-Port mini hub with two Type-C and two Type-A ports.[19]
  • Razer's Razer Core "Graphics Amplifier" laptop dock, released August 28, 2016 to provide a external graphics card enclosture for the Razer Blade Stealth and New Razer Blade (2016 Model).[20]
  • Tripp Lite has a good selection of USB-C hubs [21]



Flash drives


Some non-compliant cables with a Type-C connector on one end and a legacy Standard-A plug or Micro-B receptacle on the other end incorrectly terminate the Configuration Channel (CC) with a 10kΩ pullup to VBUS instead of the specification mandated 56kΩ pullup, causing a device connected to the cable to incorrectly determine the amount of power it is permitted to draw from the cable. Cables with this issue may not work properly with certain products, including Apple and Google products, and may even damage power sources such as chargers, hubs, or PC USB ports.[24][25]

USB Type-C / USB Type-B