Recommended USB 3.0 Cables - Longer if possible

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joenaples
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Recommended USB 3.0 Cables - Longer if possible

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I would like to have longer USB 3.0 (longer than OEM Mediasonic supplied cables of about 40 inches) to allow moving the connection of my Mediasonic RAID enclosures (I have 3 models, 2 different 2 slot models, and 1 x 4 slot model) between different computer's USB 3.0 ports to allow fast copying of production files to a single drive for a specific project. (Assumption # 1) The USB 3.0 spec is 3 meters. This would work for my configuration. Is there a known "works good" cable source / spec (or list) than reliably works? I seem to be training cable vendors at this point. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Recommended USB 3.0 Cables - Longer if possible

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Two options, if longer cable is needed

to extend using current cable. Buy a Powered USB HUB. Connect enclosure to the Powered USB HUB and then HUB to Computer.

2nd option is to get Active USB cable extension
such as https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Ac ... B00DMFFL2W
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0179MXKU8
etc.. there are may other brand of Active USB cable, pick one you like ( if choosing this option)

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