I want to try a decent (inexpensive) USB cable for a portable HD

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,147
    vcwatkins was there really much difference between the Forrest and the Freebies? Since you ranked it so low I probably won't hear much of a difference. Plus It will spend most of its time on the Oppo and occasionally on the Auralic Mini it is probably better to squeeze out a lot more nickels and go with Wireworld but they one have one USB 3.0 option

    https://store.wireworldcable.com/collections/usb-audio-cables/products/starlight-7-usb-3-0-audio-cables?variant=950479731
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,957
    Well, my first one to try was the Wireworld UV. BIG improvement over the freebies. Couldn't believe it. Slowly moved up (or sideways) after that. Probably should have skipped a few of those steps. Live and learn...

    I really like the WW Starlight Red. It's what I use for USB 2.0 A-MiniB from PC to Meridian Explorer2 DAC for MQA testing. Good value IMO, especially used. @DSkip might have a good deal on a 3.0.

    I never tried AQ Forest then switched back to cheapie, so not much help there. Also, these are all 2.0 between player and DAC (except for one phono pre ADC to PC).
    If I get a chance this weekend, I'll try one between a USB HD and PC. You've got me wondering if it might help.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,147
    Thanks for the advice from all of yooz, I am gonna hold off and get it together for the Wireworld. I am hoping to squeeze a little more out of the Oppo since it is in the system that I use the most if not I will use it with the other system.

    On a side note: A word to the wise, always buy cheap crap and be disappointed I could possibly slow you down. Get good stuff and all you want is more.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,800
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Thanks for the advice from all of yooz, I am gonna hold off and get it together for the Wireworld. I am hoping to squeeze a little more out of the Oppo since it is in the system that I use the most if not I will use it with the other system.

    On a side note: A word to the wise, always buy cheap crap and be disappointed I could possibly slow you down. Get good stuff and all you want is more.

    Easier, don't post questions, forum members like to spend other peoples money :)
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,147
    I got an Audioquest - Forest USB 3.0 and it is has made an improvement. Maybe it's the silver?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,452
    LOL...


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  • Absolute_ZeroAbsolute_Zero Posts: 73
    edited July 2017
    I haven't had any spendy USB 3 cables. but with a Silicon Image SSD and a Belkin $14 USB 3.1 I'm maxing out a 24GB .vhdx transfer at 325MB/s. So I'm hitting the limit of my SSD.


  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,147
    Hey folks I'm talking audio not data.
  • afterburnt wrote: »
    Hey folks I'm talking audio not data.

    "I want to try a decent (inexpensive) USB cable for a portable HD"

    Boy, how did I ever get that wrong.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,147
    @Absolute_Zero I should be more clear with my post however typing is not my forte. You see I have no arms or legs but I do play a mean third base.
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