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AmazonBasics USB 3.0 A to B Cable (0.9 m / 3 Feet)
Size: 0.9 m / 3 FeetPackage Type: Standard PackagingChange
Price:£4.99+Free shipping with Amazon Prime
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 9 September 2014
This is a good quality cable, as it is well made, has gold plated tips and works well where we have needed. A keenly priced cable, it has the nice touch of the Amazon logo – not over the top and adds to Amazon own branded range.

This is the perfect cable for connecting your digital cameras, card readers, USB hubs, etc. If you're looking for a longer cable to replace a proprietary one for your USB accessories using the mini-b connection, or need a good quality spare give these a shot.
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You would use this cable to connect a scanner or printer directly to your pc via usb. Having used Amazon Basic’s items before I can happily say they are anything but basic.

It comes shipped in Amazon’s frustration free packaging that is exactly that. There’s no fancy stuff here, just a neat brown box and a label. I wish more retailers would package their products this way.

The cable itself is very well constructed and feels premium in hand. The usb connectors are both solid and don’t feel as though the cable will break away after a few months use.

The connectors themselves are gold plated though I have never had any problem with regular ones, I assume these will be optimum for data transfer and last longer in terms of corrosion resistance before they fail..

USB the cable is backwards compatible with 2 and 1 etc and it had no problems at all with my scanner. The benefit of superspeed/usb 3 being that where supported you will get faster throughput such as an external hard drive caddy for instance you’d really see the benefit.

An exceptionally well built cable that performs as it should at a fair price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Perfectly functional 3ft long USB 3.0 A to B lead at a very affordable price. Not sure what difference the gold makes apart from it lasts longer and won't tarnish. I keep the cable to connect to a variety of different devices requiring a USB 3.0 B standard socket. Can't really say much more. Happy with purchase and it's a functional piece of kit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good quality, sturdy cable. The gold connectors have a snug fit between my printer and computer. 9ft length means plenty of room to position, move the printer and cable tie the excess off if in a fixed position. Much better than my old grey cable. It comes in a great quality, solid cardboard box so should arrive in pristine condition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Sturdy cable that looks like it will survive many rounds of being plugged and unplugged. The plastic moulding looks decent and tough, and the connectors fit well. I use it on a USB 3 hub without any problems. It's good for the price. Comes in a simple brown cardboard box (None of that horrendous blister packaging!).
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On the strength of the reviews here I purchased this (9ft, 2.27m) to connect to an external hard drive. I'm pleasantly surprised with the quality. As others have said, this cable is quite thick, the connectors look fine and appear quite strong, I doubt they'll break anytime soon.

The most important thing though is what's the speed like? Some other USB cables on here have bad reviews because they are very slow. Using CrystalDiskMark with my ICYBox external HD the WD Green 2TB HDD shows a sequential read speed of 121.4MB/s and a write speed of 117.7MB/s. This compares very favourably with SATA 3.0 speeds for a WD Green HDD.

So I'm very happy with the speed achieved with this cable. Highly recommended. Next time I need a USB cable I'll definitely buy Amazon Basics.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 27 August 2014
There's nothing basic about this cable. It's a well made decent length cable (I got the 2.7m one) that delivers at a fraction of the price of one bought on the high street. I got it to replace an older cable that had developed a fault between my printer and PC and quite simply it works

It's backwards compatible with USB2 so even if you haven't got the latest equipment to connect at the moment it's future-proofed should you decide to upgrade in the future.

Amazon Basics have become by 'go to' supplier for most recent cable purchase as they provide good quality cables at a reasonable price

An added bonus, their frustration free packaging means no blister packs or wasteful packaging to dispose of as it comes coiled neatly in a small box that is easily disposed of in recycling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 October 2014
Well, what to say....it's a USB cable. It works. The moulding and connectors are good quality, like all Amazon Basics cables I've tried. Easy to plug in (smooth finish) unlike the cheap poundland cables. Easy packaging too, of course, no messing about.
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After a nasty drive corruption on my external USB 3.0 Orico box I thought the drive had gone faulty. The SMART read errors were mounting daily and alarmingly. It finally came down to the cable and I ordered this "basic" cable which is actually pretty good quality. The daily errors ceased immediately. It's therefore worth making sure that any USB 3 cable you put before any HDD is of good quality and bear in mind that if you do get the read errors or corruption it could just be that. I am surprised that my cable just went duff overnight, it doesn't get moved or kicked or damaged where it is so it's a bit of a lesson for me.
Cable here is good and I've bought a USB 3 essential from their basic range before and was impressed enough to go for this.
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VINE VOICEon 17 September 2014
As always with Amazon Basics products, this cable came in excellent packaging - a simple to open, sturdy little cardboard box that fits through the letterbox. The cable has the orange Basics logo on it, but it's not too obtrusive.

The cable itself is good quality, performs as it should and has decent transfer speeds. It's very handy for connecting devices to your laptop, PC or USB charger plug, and given the length of the cable I chose (2.75 meters), it is especially useful for long range connections. For example, if you have your TV on the chimney breast and want it connected to an external hard drive down on a cupboard, this is a good choice of cable.

I have no complaints about this product - it's a well-functioning item at a reasonable cost.
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