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teleguy3000
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Jun 11, 2019 12:40 am  

Love my Akitio Node. The cable that comes with it however is REALLY short. From what I read they "need" to be short?? Is that right?  Has anyone successfully connected a longer cable without issue? Would be nice to at least have 6ft of cable so I dont have to listen to the fan so close.

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Macbook Pro 2017 13inch - non-touch


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chinsteig
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Jun 11, 2019 3:48 am  

They are usually short to meet the spec without being too expensive, as you go for longer cables they need to be active to keep the data intact. Here is a thread on here with discussion of what cables worked for others. As long as you double check it meets your requirements (40gbps, 100w pd) you should be fine.
https://egpu.io/forums/psu-cables/long-thunderbolt-3-cables-with-full-speed/

Mid 2012 15" MacBook Pro > Thunder2 > GTX 1070 > 34" 2560x1080 Ultrawide
Mid 2017 15" MacBook Pro > Thunder2 > GTX 1070 > 34" 2560x1080 Ultrawide


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