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

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

  1. Qwerty11 macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2010
    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?

  2. ender78 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2005
    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

    Sep 1, 2010
    It has its own PS. It will only be used for TM so throughput isn't all that important.
  4. cerberusss macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2013
    The Netherlands

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