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Can you use longer firewire and USB cables with Minimate

 
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wyzard
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:57 am    Post subject: Can you use longer firewire and USB cables with Minimate Reply with quote

I'm getting ready to order a Minimate, but was wondering....

I want to put my on the other side of the monitor and the firewire/USB cables provided may not (probably won't) reach my mini...

Is there any problem with using longer cables that you can purchase at Staples/Officemax, etc.)

I'm assuming it uses regular connections...

Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the USB connections are standard then I shouldn't see a problem
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the miniMate 160GB model. You'll need a USB 2.0 cable with a standard A to standard B connector of you want to keep the 3 USB standard A ports open.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did exaclty what you are talking about. I picked up a 3 footer from my local Micro Center and it works fine.
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