USB Cable

MacVM

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Aug 1, 2005
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So I found out that I need a usb cable for my hp psc 1610. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good one that reasonably priced? Do I use a basic USB cable? Sorry, silly noob questions.
 

dops7107

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I would just use an el-cheapo one. Any business about "improved data transfer" or speed is just rubbish. Don't pay more than you need to, and if I were you ask friends to see if they have any spares - for some reason I seem to have quite a few.
 
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MacVM

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Sweet, thank you. So just any regular USB cable?
 
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Eniregnat

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In your head.
I have found a difference with cables rated for USB 1.x and USB 2.x.
Cables with chokes reduce noise (unwanted interference with signal) through the cable. If your equipment doesn't come with it, I wouldn't spend extra money on an a specialy attenuated cable.
 
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tobefirst

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eBay is a great place to get super cheap cables. I've ordered a couple USB cables and a Firewire cable from different people on there and have always had a positive experience.
 
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livingfortoday

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tobefirst said:
eBay is a great place to get super cheap cables. I've ordered a couple USB cables and a Firewire cable from different people on there and have always had a positive experience.
I dunno. I bought a firewire cable for $.99 off of eBay with $4.00 shipping, and it didn't work when I got it. I wanted to replace it, but the guy wouldn't refund shipping, so it would have cost more to send it back. So I just kept it.

With cables it's a good idea I think to go to stores and get 'em, because you can replace them free if they don't work. Surprisingly enough I found Target had firewire cables for $14, when Best Buy wanted $30 for 'em.
 
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