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Subject: Re: Archos USB A-Male to A-Male against USB Law !!! Fred ruined my day! LOL

Re: Archos USB A-Male to A-Male against USB Law !!! Fred ruined my day! LOL

From: SteamShip <>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 14:27:22 -0500

LOL! Fred, you ruined my day! I now feel like such a complete dumbass. I
assumed by reading the Archos feature promotion on the orange side of the
box which reads "Fast USB 2.0 Plug & Play connection" that it did transfer
at 480 mbps. Now that I read the smaller print on the back, I see that it
does actually say the 12mbps rate. I'm really beginning to despise Archos.

Irrespective of my misunderstanding, and Archos misleading advertising, I
also was trying to find high quality, well shielded, gold plated connectors
for USB. This is much more critical for True High Speed USB 2.0 480mbps
transfers, like I use for my external Maxtor 250GB USB 2.0 HD (uses A to B)
Now this Archos cable pursuit has become mute.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Maxwell" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 1:15 PM
Subject: RE: Archos USB A-Male to A-Male against USB Law !!!

> Steamship wrote:
> > When you do technical research on various USB, IDE, SATA, Parallel, SCSI
> > cables and how much difference there is in actual measured performance,
> > and shielding from other electromagnetic sources, you will know why I am
> > looking for quality. I still have not found any, despite the better
> > search term that Björn gave me.
> Remember that the V1 Rockbox units only run USB 1.1, so it's only 1/40th
> speed of USB 2.0 (assuming theoretical maximums of 12mbps and 480mbps).
> Are you getting errors or speed problems when transferring to your
> Archos using the stock cable? Is it causing or being affected by some
> of interference? I'd love to help, but help me by letting me know what
> problem you're trying to solve.
> Regards,
> Fred Maxwell
Received on 2003-12-17

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