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Feb 28, 2001, 10:20 PM
Does anyone have one of those USB cables that are suppose to support faster data transfers? Does it work? I want to use it with my burner and maybe it might help keep reliable burns.
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Feb 28, 2001, 10:34 PM
The cable has nothing to do with faster transfers. USB is limited to 12Mbps by design. The chips that send and receive the data on either end of the transmission set this rate.

Although if you by a cheap, unsheilded cable you could get interference which could cause errors and poor transmissions. The longer the USB cable (and the longest before a hub is 5 meters) the larger gauge wire and sheild should be used to maintain signal integrity.
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Feb 28, 2001, 11:31 PM
"... longest before a powered hub".

Theres nothing you can do to help with USB... keep the cable short though.


[This message has been edited by Cipher13 (edited 02-28-2001).]
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