RE: OT. USB Cables

From: Schuyler Grace ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 08/22/04-01:31:09 PM Z
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In my testing and other tests I've read about, there isn't any real
difference between the two, as long as you buy/have a reasonably decent
cable. Supposedly, the USB 2.0 cables use higher grade components and have
electrical specs (capacitance, resistance, impedance, etc.) that are geared
to promote higher data transmission rates, but in reality, even a decent,
factory-made USB 1.1 cable will work fine for a USB 2.0 connection, with no
noticeable loss of transmission speed/quality. That said, unless you are
buying a marketing person's colorfully packaged USB 2.0 cable, the cost
differences between the two aren't very much, if any. If you are wondering
about an existing cable, just try it and see whether it works (you won't
hurt anything).

-Schuyler Grace

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Bryant []
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2004 7:41 AM
Subject: OT. USB Cables

Hi Everyone,

Can someone explain how to determine the difference between USB 1.1 and 2.0
cables? I know that both are limited to a maximum length of 5 meters and
lengths longer than that require a repeater.


Don Bryant
Received on Sun Aug 22 13:31:18 2004

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