What is better: Powered USB Extender or USB over CAT5?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Qwerty11, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Qwerty11 macrumors regular

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    I need to run an external HD around 20ft away. It looks like I have two options, powered USB or USB over Cat5. What are the pros and cons for both and the ultimate one I should go with?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ender78 macrumors 6502

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    Is the HD bus powered or will it have its own supply. 20FT is quite a distance, I'd be worried about throughput to a device that far away.
     
  3. Qwerty11 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It has its own PS. It will only be used for TM so throughput isn't all that important.
     
  4. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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