AmazonBasics USB 3.0 Cable - A-Male to B-Male Adapter Cord - 6 Feet (1.8 Meters)


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  • 6-foot-long high-speed multi-shielded USB 3.0 A-Male to B-Male cable
  • Backwards compatible with high speed USB 2.0 devices as well as USB 1.1
  • Constructed with corrosion-resistant, gold-plated connectors for optimal signal clarity and shielding to minimize interference
  • PC and Mac compatible
  • USB 3.0 uses less power, but has increased power output – up to 4.8 Gbit/s. Compared with the USB 2.0 transmission speed, USB 3.0 is 10 times faster



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Collapse all Other Technical Details Brand Name AmazonBasics Item model number XEQI Item Weight 3.36 ounces Product Dimensions 72.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches Item Dimensions L x W x H 72.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches Color Black

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Being from the future, all of my equipment uses USB 53.0-Glerb. This cable was only backwards compatible with USB 41.5 and below; only my hydrothermic antineuron transhibitor uses that protocol. Thankfully, that won't be a problem for anyone else for quite some time, but for me, waiting for USB 7 (which is the earliest that's compatable with my USB 53.0-Glerb devices) will sure make the next 41 years kind of exhausting.

I bought the 9ft version and used the cable for the first time today. I thought my drive was failing because it kept disconnecting while I was editing a project, causing all my media to go offline. I switched cables and the problem went away. I switched back to the Amazon Basic cable and the problem came back. That was on my Windows desktop. I tried again with my Apple laptop and the same thing happened. The drive would unmount with the Amazon cable and worked fine as soon as I switched to another cable.

I bought it 9 months ago so it's way past the return date. Too bad because judging by the good reviews I probably just got a rare dud. I can't give it more than 1 star when it malfunctioned from the first use and I can't return it to try a replacement.

AmazonBasics products are hit and miss. I love their "AmazonBasics Premium Single Monitor Stand". I've used their USB extensions without any problems too. Their USB Hub however has sporadic connection issues and then one day I noticed that the plastic housing was completely melted. If Monoprice has a similar item then I'd go with Monoprice over AmazonBasics

I bought this USB-B cable to restore touch screen functionality to an Acer T232HL monitor my uncle gave me, and also to give power to the three USB ports on the left side of it. Until I got said monitor, I had no idea this type of connection even existed until I looked at the ports.

Either way, it worked like a charm. The instant I plugged it into the port, everything functioned as it should. I was pleasantly surprised, never had a touch screen monitor and never knew of this port until I got this one. This actually allowed me to plug my USB mouse, keyboard and webcam into the three USB ports on the side of the monitor. Very convenient, and very much freed up USB ports on the PC itself. For that alone, this gets a solid 5 star rating from me.

I had a powered USB 3.0 hub I wanted to move to the other side of my desk. The USB cord it came with was maybe 2 feet at the most. This seemed like the perfect solution to my issue.
It works great. I have no issues with it. Has helped me de-clutter my desk and made some USB 3.0 ports easier to access.
So far, it's working fantastic. Would recommend.

This cable has worked perfectly for me. I have a dock I use for my laptop so that I only have to use one cable to connect to my work station at home. The dock has the following connections: 2 HDMI, 3 USB 3.0 (SS), 2 USB 2.0, Display port, Gigabit Ethernet port, headphone jack, and audio output. When I moved across the country (Chicago to California), I had a different home office setup, and the OEM cable was way too short to fit my needs. So I ordered the cable, and so far it works perfectly. All I need is one cable and I have my hard drives, additional monitors, and ethernet connection running smoothly. I can just unplug when I need to leave the house and reconnect when I come home. And this cable handles everything, PLUS it's longer than the cable that came with OEM and has made my life so much easier. And that's not just an overstatement, it has literally made my life easier.

Bought four of these. One of them stopped working after two years. How does a USB cable stop working? There was a little (and I do mean a little) tension on one connector due to a tight fit, but nowhere near the abuse I have put other cables through. I guess for $4 I can't complain too much, but seems like a USB cable should last a lot longer than the lifetime of the protocol version for which it was designed. On the plus side I didn't have to replace my scanner. I was close to giving up and then the last thing I thought to troubleshoot was the cable. Very odd.

Had one cable fail out-right. Had 2 other peripheral devices using similar Amazon cables become unstable until cable was replaced with other mfgs cable. Instability vanished.
As IT guy, have now replaced (tossed out) 8 other Amazon similar cables.
Too many cabling problems: all Amazon brand cables are now tossed and replaced as policy

These cables are excellent. I have to say I am very impressed by Amazon's stuff overall and in particular all of the cables/wire I have purchased from them. I am kind the kind of guy who has an entire large bin full of cables and wire in my closet. Literally dozens and dozens of cables ranging from old school analog audio and video to modern day display port, HDMIs, CAT6, USB, you name it. They also range from one end of the spectrum to the other in terms of quality, some I have are total junk and have never been used, others are very high end and were very expensive. Amazon Basics cables are really excellent for the money. I wouldn't put them in the highest tier of build quality but they are more than good enough. You won't be disappointed with any of their cables.

I'd purchased the AmazonBasics USB 3.0 A to B Cable as a replacement that came with my Dell U2515H monitor to connect the built in USB 3 Hub. It worked perfectly fine, I use all the 5 USB 3.0 available ports on the monitors hub. There's a dedicated port for charging my phones a fast charge, and data speeds are the same as expected using the original cable which include 1 x external SSD, 2 USB Pen Drives, a web camera and Platronics headset.

I'd say the AmazonBasics are a step up from basic in my experience, they're well built and reliable. I wouldn't look further for this product, good quality & price.


note: a while back before purchasing this I purchased a printer cable, totally different so make sure you're purchasing the correct cable ;)

It doesn't work with devices that use a lot of power or data. E.g. USB 3.0 hub that also charges or powered USB3 hard drive. Tried this and the USB extender cable (separately) instead of my short USB 3 A-B cable. Read online that some devices don't function with cables over a certain length no matter how good the quality is. The bad thing is now my port on the computer doesn't work even with the previous short cables. So not sure what happened, but I swapped my short cable for this one and it didn't work, returned to just using my own short cable and it no longer worked in that port at all.

We have a dual monitor set up at work, the two monitor are connected to some kind of box using USB - I got this to connect my work laptop to this box whenever I go in for meetings, this work, I get dual/triple screen function when using this. The cable is thick, look to be well shielded and the connector look solid. I have been using this for 6-8 months now and happy with the purchase

Brilliant cable, using it with my MacBook Air to connect an Aukey 7 port powered USB 3 hub which has several hard drives connected and there is no loss of speed at all! Works just as well as the cable that was originally supplied with the hub, and overall it's a great cheap cable that does the job!

Update a few months on, this cable isn't as good as first appeared. Every time I ever so nudged the cable in the USB port it would disconnect the connected hard drives, which causes damage to them due to not being ejected properly. Not a good cable at all, and this is the second one I had!

This is one of many AmazonBasics products that I've bought over the years. Their products are always well made and great value for money and this cable is no exception. It came well packaged, has gold plated connectors and the cable itself feels like decent quality. No problems at all with my USB 3 devices.

Very satisfied and 100% recommend!

This is an unbiased review.

This is a superb cable some manufacturers offer a flimsy lightweight and often low quality cables. However Amazon basics is synonymous with quality and this is no exception.

The heads of the cables are firm thick plastic with absolutely no sign of warping and are so robust that I’m sure will last the test time.

The cable itself is clad in thick rubber which was not as flexible as some models does provide extra protection and robustness. As a further benefit of the cable is very unlikely to kink due to its thickness.

Where the cable meets the head there is a very secure joy of found that some cables come loose at this point whether this model shows no sign of this likely to happen.

I replaced an older model with this new cable and I have to say there are no more dropouts on my USB external drive thanks to this cable unable to get the highest amount of data throughput.

I would say that given the price there is nothing comparable for the type of quality you have here go ahead and buy one not be disappointed

This works so well. I have an external monitor with 4 USB ports that needed to be connected to my laptop in n order to work and it works like a dream. Fast and instant connection and everything is working just how it should. I wish I had bought a shorter cable but other than that i am really pleased with the quality and the function on this cable.

Bought this to replace the USB 3.0 cable supplied with an LG BE14NS40 14 x USB 3.0 Desktop Blu-ray Rewriter with 3D Playback I bought nearly four years ago, when the existing cable eventually became unreliable following very heavy use. The LG works fine, and is now back to writing and playing Blu-rays and DVDs with its usual reliability. The new cable is slightly longer than the original, which means there is less physical strain on it than on the original cable and no twisting. Very happy with it.

Bought this cable to replace a missing External HDD cable. Plugged into the Hard Drive and into computer and the drive was recognised instantly. 6 foot was longer than required but there was over a month wait for thew 3 foot cable and the extra 50 pence or so was well worth the next day delivery on this cable

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.

I needed this cable for my AOC G2460PG monitor as it has USB ports on it but the required cable to hook those up wasn’t provided from the factory.
Can’t say anything about the speed of data transfers as I haven’t actually tested it. All I need it to do is provide an open port and a decent speed for my Logitech C920 webcam, which it does.
The cable seems of high quality, is thick enough for what it needs to achieve and the contacts look like they would be gold-plated although I’m not sure about this.
Can’t rate durability because I haven’t had it that long.

Works fine to connect a hub -  Anker® 60W 7-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub with 3 PowerIQ Charging Ports for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, and More  to my laptop. I have used all the ports at the same time and they all work perfectly and with no noticed loss of data transfer speed, I needed a longer cable to place my drives etc. was from my cluttered desk and this cable did the job.

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.

Worked exactly as expected.

I am using it to hide a 4TB hard drive away from my living room where my Xbox One sits (other AV equipment is hidden away). The length was key for this. The only thing to note is the cable is a little thicker than the free cables that normally come with USB 3.0 devices. Also, the Amazon logo sits in a little bubbled label on the A side (e.g. part that connects to the computer). This might be a concern if your computer's motherboard doesn't have loads of space but you should be able to swap cables around to make this work.

Got one of these to hook up my SP4 to a Kensington hub for a 2x monitor set-up - the cable work as described, build quality of the cable is superb, thick and durable looking. The cable is plugged and unplugged out of the dock constantly as I work out of the office regularly and so far, it's working great, and the price is superb.