If you have the socket for the USB3 type, then that would give you whatever advantages your equipment can offer.
Not long ago, I changed my Type 2 USB-B to USB-A cable for a true Type 3 USB-B to USB-A from my Star Tech powered hub on my telescope to my computer.
I am happy to report I did notice an improvement in performance. Which makes sense.
I did not however use something expensive like the Star Tech cable you linked. I think I used a Cable Matters cable like Dynan linked. In my opinion, a cable is a cable, and what you actually get in price difference appears to be the warranty.
My cameras and focuser and even my mount are basic USB 2 types, not USB 3 type devices.
But my Star Tech hub is USB 3. The upper cables that are USB 2 are short, 18", for neatness. My mount cable is a USB 2 that is 5' (60").
So basically, the data gets to the telescope mounted hub, then it can fly down a big fast pipe to my mount computer.
Point being, the USB type 3 cable did show me a faster data transfer rate.
With the hub mounted at the telescope, I have a single USB 3 cable between my mount and my computer.
I see mounts with a gillian wires and cables, and I see disaster waiting to entangle the equipment.
Looks like dis:
(Basically. Things have changed a bit now.)
Edited by SonnyE, 28 October 2020 - 03:35 PM.