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    i have a bunch of those little 2 ft or so usb extension cables that come with those usb drives and other usb devices.

    My problem is that the ide to usb drive adapter only has a 6 inch length for the usb. Will using several of those little usb extension cables reduce speeds over a 4 or 5 foot distance to where my usb hub is?

    btw its usb2 not usb1.1
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  • #2
    I've successfully run 2 cables connected together = ~8ft without a problem (no dataloss, full speed). My USB drive was USB2. YMMV.
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    • #3
      No problems should appear under 5m. If you want more than 5m, you can get an acvtive USB extension wire. But, still, keep it clean, and run a single wire, not 30...
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      • #4
        Hey guys im new here... ive been reading everything and just lerkign around. I to had this question about USB length. and per

        Q1: How long of a cable can I use to connect my device?
        A1: In practice, the USB specification limits the length of a cable between full speed devices to 5 meters (a little under 16 feet 5 inches). For a low speed device the limit is 3 meters (9 feet 10 inches).

        so a HD and CD it would be a high speed. you can go 16 feet =)

        wo0t! my first post was a constructive one