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AmazonBasics USB 3.0 Extension Cable - A-Male to A-Female - 9.8 Feet (3.0 Meters)

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  • One 9.8-foot-long (3 meters) USB 3.0 A-Male to A-Female high-speed extension cable
  • Extends your USB connection to your computer by 9.8 feet; for use with printers, cameras, mice, keyboards and other USB computer peripherals
  • Constructed with corrosion-resistant, gold-plated connectors for optimal signal clarity and shielding to minimize interference
  • Features shielding that provides protection against noise from electromagnetic and radio-frequency signals, keeping your signal clear with less loss of bandwidth for higher performance
  • USB 3.0 uses less power, but has increased power output - up to 4.8 Gbit/s. Compared with the USB 2.0 transmission speed, USB 3.0 is 10 times faster
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Size:9.8 Feet  |  Product Packaging:Frustration-Free Packaging

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Brand Name AmazonBasics
Item model number YRRY
Item Weight 2.4 ounces
Product Dimensions 5.5 x 5.3 x 1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 5.5 x 5.3 x 1 inches
Color Black

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ASIN B00NH12O5I
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4.7 out of 5 stars 1,955 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #34 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories > Cables & Interconnects > USB Cables
#130 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cables
Shipping Weight 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available January 14, 2015

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Size: 6.5 FeetPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
This is a well made, sturdy, albeit somewhat thick cable.

I bought it so that I could extend both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 cables. I.E., you can plug this cable into a USB 2.0 port on a computer and attach a USB 2.0 device or cable to the other end and it will work fine.

To be clear: you can attach a USB 2.0 phone cable to this extension cord, plug it into a USB 2.0 port on your PC and you will be able to both charge your phone and transfer data to and from it (at USB 2.0 speeds).

You can, of course, also plug this cable into a USB 3.0 port on a computer and plug a USB 3.0 device or cable into the other end and it will work fine.

Posting this info since some other reviewers were questioning this. The USB 3.0 standard is designed to be backwards compatible with USB 2.0 (and even USB 1.1).

The USB 3.0 connector is designed so that the extra pins needed for USB 3.0 are recessed, and they won't be used if the cable is plugged into a USB 2.0 port.

USB 3.0 is a superset of USB 2.0, so why not purchase an extension cable that will serve both types of devices and ports?
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Size: 9.8 FeetPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
I purchased this for an external USB 3 JBOD enclosure I will need for my PC.

At the moment, I haven't received the JBOD enclosure, but I tested this cable with an Intel X25-V 40GB SSD in a MSI Coolmax HD-250TN-U3 USB 3 enclosure using a PCIe x1 Renesas 2-Port (EVGA EU30) card and saw HD Tune 2.55 return the following stats for a 4MB Block Size:
Transfer Rate:
Min: 134.6 MB/sec
Max: 149.2 MB/sec
Average 144.5 MB/sec
Access Time: 0.1 ms
Burst Rate: 73.6 MB/sec

This was with the SSD having 12.2 GB free of 37.2 GB.

When the SSD/enclosure was attached directly to the EU30 without using the extension cable, I saw the following results:
Transfer Rate:
Min: 138.0 MB/sec
Max: 149.4 MB/sec
Average 144.2 MB/sec
Access Time: 0.1 ms
Burst Rate: 74.5 MB/sec

My conclusion: No real speed loss when using the extension cable.

Other observations: The cable is nice and thick; the male/female ends feel strong and unlikely to break even with thousands of insertions/removal

UPDATE: When I used the extension cable with the NST-640SU3-BK enclosure, the disks would appear and disappear in Windows. Removing the cable fixed the issue.
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By vérité on September 13, 2013
Size: 6.5 FeetPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
this is the stoutest, heaviest duty USB cable I've ever seen. It's a hefty cable, it's about 7/32 inch thick
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Size: 9.8 FeetPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
The good: Cheap, USB 3.0, long.
The not so good: Slower charging rate. I tried to use this cable to charge a smartphone and notice it was charging much slower. I hooked up my usb charging device (LeGioN meter) and was able to see that it was only pulling .35 amps. If I removed that cable from the equation my charging rate went to .45 amps. I moved the cable from directly in front of the meter to directly behind it with no change so it's definitely the cable. .10 amps may not be that big of a deal but I wanted to let others know that if you use it for charging, it will be slightly slower.

I can add pictures of the charging rates later if needed.
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Size: 3.3 FeetPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
Everyone needs an extension cable, and my favs of any kind, are Amazon Basics; been getting them for several years, and EVERY one of my Windows desktops, has ALL its ports plugged into these babies. For I do not want to go under the desk and futz with the back of the towers. My only complaint about these cables, is that they're black. They work GREAT. Ergo, I have over two dozen of them.

So when the opportunity arose to get a 3.0 cable, and Amazon Basics carried it, wow. Very happy camper. Especially, because as many know, the WD Passport drives have finicky cables that Windows 7 and XP, sometimes refuse to recognize. Had that very problem, this morning. Unhooked the replacement cable I had been using, and instead hooked in this baby and then reattached the original WD Passport (stinky, scorpion-like) cable, and BINGO! Windows 7 recognized it!

Thank you, Amazon!
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Size: 3.3 FeetPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
I hate to give one-stars, but I have to warn you all - maybe I got a bad unit, but I used this extender between my machine and a USB 3 hub, and I was getting data corruption. When I would copy files with just basic Windows Explorer copy and paste, I got no errors during the process, but upon playback, the videos would be corrupted (I was using this to copy large video files).

On a hunch, I got a free utility called TeraCopy that has an option to run a CRC check on the source and destination to ensure a perfect copy, and saw failures over and over again. When I plugged the hub directly into the PC instead of through this cable, the problems went away. When I put this cable in the middle, they reappeared.

What this means is that if you are moving files over this cable, **you can irrevocably lose them to corruption.**

Like I said, it may just be a bad one-off, but I recommend using a utility like TeraCopy to make sure you aren't experiencing the same thing.
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Size: 6.5 FeetPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
I recently bought a USB 3.0 Hub http://www.amazon.com/HT-UH008-Bus-Powered-Detachable-Charging-Strip-Shaped/dp/B00ECTYKWO/ref=cm_cr-mr-title which had a very short USB 3.0 cord. I added this extension cord to my hub, and everything worked as if my hub were directly connected to my desktop. The build quality of the cord is thick, and so far doesn't have any issues. Overall, I would buy this cord again if I needed another one.

Pros:
+ Doesn't interfere with being connected to my USB hub.
+ Thick cord, not flimsy.

Cons:
- None, does everything I need it to.
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