How long can the USB cable run be for the G-Raid 2TB? Can I put this drive in my rack in the basement and run a long USB approximately 40 feet away?

  • Asked by Philip S from Massapequa
  • Nov 22, 2010
G-Technology G-RAID Dual-Drive Storage System

G-Technology G-RAID Dual-Drive Storage System

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  • The USB spec states the maximum cable run for USB 2.0 is 5 metres (16').* In theory, one can extend this distance up to 30 metres (98') using a series of USB hubs as repeaters, but this may or may not work in any particular setting.

    *For USB 1.1 the maximum cable distance is 3 metres (<10').

    • Answered by Kenneth D from Ottawa
    • Dec 17, 2010