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Windows 7: Can i get faster response time with a better usb cable

31 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Can i get faster response time with a better usb cable


End of last year i bought a 1TB seagate external expansion drive STBV1000100. I used it for backups for a while so really didnt notice, but now im putting everything that i download on it so i can save my internal drive space. This is when i really noticed that i seems to take awhile to xfer files to or to remove files and i was wondering if i might get faster response time with a better usb cable. It has both 3.0 and 2.0 but it seems to cable is rather thin compared to for example my usb headphone cable.

I have never shopped for a better cable, just figured they were all the same but now im finding out they are not.

1. Can i get better speed with a better cable?
2. Any suggestions of what type of cable i should be shopping for and where, maybe newegg?


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31 Jul 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

If it supports USB 3.0, are you connecting it to a USB 3.0 port (blue one). That will make a difference, a new cable is unlikely to have a measurable impact.
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01 Aug 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

No actually i think its on 2.0 so ill change it, thanks so much for the tip
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