USB's performance is doubling right now, but you speed freaks should be pleased to hear another doubling is possible for the ubiquitous connection technology.

USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is the wildly successful port that you probably use to plug your phone in to a charger and plug your external drive in to your laptop.

When it arrived two decades ago, it was great for keyboards and mice, but at 12 megabits per second, it wasn't very useful for copying data to a thumb drive.

First came a boost to 480 megabits per second, which dramatically expanded USB's utility.

Then a tenfold increase to 5 gigabits per second made it possible to download a copy of the movie "Baby Driver" in about 8 seconds.

"The current structure of cables and connectors can operate up to 40Gbps," Ravencraft said at the CES tech show.

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