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thallium
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Hello

I'm looking for longer (1m-2m) cable for my Akitio node. Can You tell me whichone on the market will be best and will be work with full speed?

Thanks.

 

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noler
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I got mine (1m) from CalDigit:

http://shop.caldigit.com/eu/Accessories/Cables

Edit: They have a US store as well:

http://shop.caldigit.com/us/Accessories/Cables

2016 13" MacBook Pro [6th,2C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Thunder3) + Win10 // 120W AC adapter [build link]  

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thallium
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What do You think about this cable?

http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HKK22ZM/A/belkin-thunderbolt-3-cable-2-m?fnode=8b

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noler
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Posted by: thallium

 

What do You think about this cable?

http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HKK22ZM/A/belkin-thunderbolt-3-cable-2-m?fnode=8b

   

It's probably a high quality cable. However I wanted a 1 m cable, that's why I went for CalDigit. Also it's only 60W charging power (if that matters to you) while the CalDigit is 100W.

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thallium
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Thank You very much for help. I will order this Caldigit cable in next week.

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Alec
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Posted by: noler

 

I got mine (1m) from CalDigit:

http://shop.caldigit.com/eu/Accessories/Cables

Edit: They have a US store as well:

http://shop.caldigit.com/us/Accessories/Cables

   

How well does that cable work, and what GPU are you using? I have an extra long cable from another company, but it's unstable and crashes my graphics. 

2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP450) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core) + Win10 [build link]  

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ed_co
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Posted by: noler

 

Posted by: thallium

 

What do You think about this cable?

http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HKK22ZM/A/belkin-thunderbolt-3-cable-2-m?fnode=8b

   

It's probably a high quality cable. However I wanted a 1 m cable, that's why I went for CalDigit. Also it's only 60W charging power (if that matters to you) while the CalDigit is 100W.

   

Wow, what a bunch of specs... even for the charging power. I didn't know that this were changing from one cable to another...

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There are several manufacturers offering optical TB cables with lengths up to 10 meters. They are about ten times the price of an ordinary TB cable. And I have not seen them in TB3 specs yet. 

Present: 2012 Mac mini + PowerColor RX 56 Vega Nano @10Gbps-TB1 + PowerColor Mini eGFX 180F via Apple TB3 to TB2 + macOS Catalina 10.15.7

Previous: 2012 Mac Mini + GTX1070 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder3 via Apple TB3 to TB2 adapter) + macOS

 
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BlackJack84
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You might want to check Nathan K and Benson Leung's list of approved USB-C cables&chargers here for detailed specifications and little-known flaws of each item.
Too bad it doesn't seem to include the CalDigit cables: if they're fully compliant with the USB-C/TB3 spec, with lengths up to 2m they'd really stand out.
Unless they are rebranded Belkin/Cable Matters cables, which wouldn't be good news (their longer versions are not recommended).

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Here's one of the manufacturers. 

Thunderbolt 2 up to 60 meter between computer and host.  https://www.corning.com/optical-cables-by-corning/worldwide/en/products/thunderbolt-optical-cables.html

And here's Delocks optical TB2 in 5, 10, 20 and 30 meters. 

http://www.delock.de/produkte/suche.html

Present: 2012 Mac mini + PowerColor RX 56 Vega Nano @10Gbps-TB1 + PowerColor Mini eGFX 180F via Apple TB3 to TB2 + macOS Catalina 10.15.7

Previous: 2012 Mac Mini + GTX1070 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder3 via Apple TB3 to TB2 adapter) + macOS

 
2012 Mac Mini [3rd,4C,Q] + GTX 970 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.12.4 // lots of benchmarks [build link]  


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