best usb cable available?

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  1. sscoolio macrumors newbie

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    hiya guys I was wondering what the fastest, bestestest usb cable out there is.:D
    going into detail just best overall (speed, appearance, compact...ness...)
    heck it could even be gold plated!:eek:
     
  2. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    x2, USB cables are USB cables(unless they're USB 1.1 junk).
     
  3. Aegelward macrumors 6502a

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    You want Monster's Hypercable Diamond Platinum Edition

    It uses their unique optical translation system to turn any regular USB connection into an Fiber-optic cable, it works by using precisely machined diamonds in the apature to convert the electron pulses into laser light which is sent along millions of nano-scale swarovski crystals, the entire cable is wrapped in a special synthetic rubber formed from using gold dust and platinum for ultimate connectivity.
     
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    i have 2 of those, was the best $1000 i ever spent.
    my music sounds so clean when i use it to connect my external drive
     
  5. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Depends how long of a cable you want. They are all the same. Get the cheapest cable possible. Enjoy going through the list on Newegg. Hell getting the cheap cables it is free after your cash back and $5 back.
     
  6. rtheb macrumors 6502

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    I actually bought Monster USB Cables on a Woot special for about $2.00 each.
    Ended up with 12 cables for $6.00 + shipping.

    Great packaging that took 20 minutes to open and they have this annoying pulsing flashing blue-light on the connectors to advise you that they are working.:eek::eek:

    A little duct tape solved that annoyance!

    I would never buy such overpriced hokey marketing garbage again!

    Even on a Woot special :p
     
  7. sscoolio thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    No. The cables are all the same anyway. It is the peripherals and USB bus in the machine that makes it USB 3.0.
     
  9. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Really? Don't think we have those in the US. Swarovski crystals must make those cables really move!
     
  10. iJimmy macrumors regular

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    check out monoprice.com. they have some great deals
     
  11. sscoolio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ...any way to speed mine up?
     
  12. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    No man. That's what everyone is trying to tell you. Believe me, USB 2.0 is pretty darn fast as it is.
     
  13. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Is their something in particular you are having a problem with? What do you have attached to your USB ports?
     
  14. brand macrumors 601

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    No thanks. You can keep your USB 2.0, I prefer FireWire 800.
     
  15. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    A USB cable is a USB cable. If you want to go spend $20 for a name then go ahead, but you won't notice any speed increase, because there won't be one. As to speeding up your USB peripherals, you can't. If you want USB 3.0, you'll have to wait until computer makers begin to include USB 3.0 on their computers. The cables will be the same, and will have no effect on your transfer speeds. My suggestion id go get the cheapest one you can find.

    Don
     
  16. sscoolio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    k thx. one more thing, does firewire act better than usb?
     
  17. WizardHunt macrumors demi-god

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    I have never noticed any major difference between any of the cables including the gold plated ones. Just don't spend 99 cents for one. LOL.
     
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