Today USB cables are suitable for a wide variety of applications. Besides the conventional connection of a printer with a USB cable, a mobile phone can be connected with a Mini USB cable or Micro USB cable. If the USB cable is too short, there is also a practical USB extension cable.
Today, a USB 3.0 cable is recommended for connecting hard disks, as the transfer speed is significantly higher than with a USB 2.0 cable. And if you have a new notebook, it is likely that it already has a USB Type C port. For this you need a USB Type C cable.