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Corning USB 3.0 Optical Cable Offers 5 Gbps Speed Up To 30 Meters

Question asked by Kaustubh Katdare in #Coffee Room on Apr 17, 2014
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Apr 17, 2014
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Corning has announced the availability of USB 3.0 Optical Cables. While the topic of cables is usually boring for many of us, the latest offering from Corning should definitely get some attention. The new Optical cable is capable of delivering 5 Gbps speed at a distance of about 30 meters. Not only do these cables look stunning, the features (and we'll talk about them in a minute) would definitely make you want to own one; especially you are a speed fanatic like us, at CrazyEngineers. Corning had talked about these cables back in January 2013 and has now announced availability for the masses.


These cables are based on Corning's ClearCurve optical fiber and are about 50% thinner and 80% lighter than comparable copper cables. The cables are easier to transport and offer a zero-bend radius. You may twist these cables, bend or tangle them without worrying about loss of functionality. With no compromise on the speeds; you can rely on these cables to keep your backup equipments, printers at longer distance and still get things done faster than ever before.

Corning promises that these Optical cables can deliver 5 Gbps and are compatible with your existing USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices. The biggest advantage comes in the form of range without needing any external power supply. You may hot-swap these cables and have inbuilt overcurrent protection. If you still aren't impressed; then know that your regular copper based USB cable can deliver to about 3 meters; these cables can do 30!

On Amazon, 10 meter long cable is available for $109. If you are willing to wait, the USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 2 are coming with eye-popping speeds and features. Stay tuned!

Source: BetaNews Posted in: #Coffee Room
Satya Swaroop Dash
Satya Swaroop Dash · Apr 17, 2014
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My question here is
"Are these cables going to provide the same speeds on both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports ?

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