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USB 2.0 degradation

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by twilyth, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. twilyth Guest

    I'm reorganizing my HTPC setup to add a second pc but I'd like to keep my external drives where they are. It will be about 8-10 foot run total with about 3 feet for the USB hub (powered) and another 5-7 feet for the extension. Both cables are shielded.

    According to the standard I should be good up to 16 feet (5m), but I was wondering if anyone had experience with long USB cable runs and if they noticed any degradation either in the form of slower speed or corrupted data.

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  2. Morrison5891


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    i've got my ext. storage drives in my basement and the cables are run from there to my living where my media center is... its about 21 feet... have no issues what so ever
  3. twilyth Guest

    Cool! :toast:

    Is it a straight run or are there connectors of any kind in between?
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