WDBABM0010BBK-00 and USB 3.0


I’ve a WD Passport 1TB (WDBABM0010BBK-00)

It comes with a USB 2.0 cable which seems to be USB male to Micro B, with an approx length of 18 inches

If I want an USB 3.0 cable with more than 18 inches (lets say, 3 feets would be great), what do I need?

USB 3.0 cable male to Micro B doesn’t have the same format…

not recommended

if the cable is too long it will not provide adequate power to the drive

this is the reason why the cable comes like that 

but still, the cable provided with my WDBABM0010BBK-00 is marked USB 3.0

I still need a USB 3.0 cable Type A to Micro-B

Type A http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USB_Std_A.png

Micro-B http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USB_Micro_B.png

But the USB 3.0 cable I see which are Type A to Micro-B have this Micro-B format