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What can i say when i plugged it in it worked on my external memory drive, my old cable wouldn't work but this one did, although think my drive socket needs some work or replacing as had to jiggle the new plug around a little to ge ta connection, but once connected no problems.
Clearly this cable works for some people, but I was using it for an external backup hard drive and had repeated instances of it dropping connection to the drive for a split second. This caused a complete computer crash during a large file transfer. I switched back to the (overly short) cable bundled with the HDD and haven't seen any drops yet so I'm reasonably sure the cable is at fault, and don't know of any reasons why a longer cable of the same specifications should be causing drops (a metre surely isn't long enough for there to be a greater power requirement).
So I would be somewhat careful with these cables if you're using it for something critical. Yours may work perfectly, but maybe leave it in for a few minutes and listen for a 'device disconnected' sound.
So for my use case, this isn't exactly ideal. There are two issues for me:
Firstly, the cable is very thick and stiff, so I can't plug it into the socket behind my bed and use the phone plugged in because the cable just won't co-operate. It's plenty long enough, but I can't hold the phone in a comfortable position because the cable is fighting back. It won't go anywhere it doesn't want to.
Secondly, the end that plugs to the phone is such a GIANT chunk. If you have a great big goose neck phone holder which has a nicely perfectly placed opening to allow you to plug your phone in.... FORGET about it. It's absolutely enormous, exactly the same size as the end that covers the 3 times thicker USB A side.
Other than that, it seems to work perfectly, just be aware, that compared to the cable that came with your weird ass USB 2/3 combo connector enabled phone (which thankfully usb c now takes care of), it's not going to co-operate with you due to the heavy and stiff nature of it. It will however allow you to place your phone off of the floor while charging, you just may have to pick your angles and watch for trinkets on the mantle.
I wanted a longer usb 3 cable, so I purchased the Amazon basic 1.8m version. I was quite surprised when it arrived as to the hefty weight of the cable itself. You could almost mistake it for a heavy duty hdmi lead.
Upon being plugged in, i found it performs really well. transfer speeds went from 25mb per sec to 85mb. (read and write). I was really impressed with the cable quality and its ability to transfer data much quicker than the tiny one supplied with the unit I was using initially.
I've tried several different makers cables for my external drives, and there's always been some problem or other crop up, causing either slow data transfer, noise, or BSOD's in some cases. These are by far the best I've tried thus far. The thicker cable means no noise, and you can put them where you want them, and most of the time, they'll stay there. The plug ends are also thicker than the standard, so they tend to sit in the socket better, rather than the flimsy ones that move every time there's a lorry going past.
I would recommend these to anyone with more than one external drive, and may need to move or swap them now and again.
I bought this for a usb hub, the short cable it came with latches in solid with no movement so I know it's not the device at fault. This cable however despite looking like it has the same latch pins, just falls out, you only have to breath on the cable and the pc notices a disconnect, touch it and it just falls out. Returning as completely unusable unless you glue it in. Edit - upon comparing this to the original short cable that came with my device and the longer replacement cable I bought afterwards, I can see the fault - this amazon basics cable connecter is just too short, the metal usb plug just isn't long enough and is why the latch pins don't help because they are not able to reach the latch pin holes inside a usb socket. As others seem to find it ok, I suspect it depends on which batch of third party cables that amazon rebadged - clearly the batch I got don't fit USB standards.
Bought it to charge a Samsung Note 3. Used with a Samsung charger at the same desk every day. Cable just stopped working in less than a year (bought February 2018, stopped working by December 2018) and I've nevertheless bought the same again to replace it as the Amazon Basics brand is supposed to be reliable. Definition of insanity?