- WD my passport 1TB SSD NVMe USB 3.2 Gen2 and delivered cable
- ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming USB 3.2 Gen2
- windows 10 pro
- 2m extension cord USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C plug-to-socket
- connect ext SSD drive directly to mainboard: everything works fine, drive gets recognozed immediately and expected transfer rates are reached.
- now I want to use a 2m extension cord to operate the external SSD-drive and plug the delivered cable into the plug
- tested 2 different cables specified with USB 3.1 Gen2 (10 Gbps), those are identical to USB 3.2 Gen 2 in the USB 3.2 spec
- I am unable to connect the external drive. the drive H is shown without status bar and windows 10 responds with a pop up error message “drive not accessible”
- sporadically the drive is recognized (rarely) but it reaches much lower transfer rates.
- from my understanding it should just work fine as all components are supposed to fullfill the USB 3.2 gen2 standard
- I still assume to have faulty extension cord cables, however, since i tested with 2 different cables from different manufacturers I am wondering if I’m missing something or if its just impossible as of today to connect external drives via a 2m USB 3.2 gen2 (10Gbps) cable and reach the expected transfer rates
much lower transfer rate compared to direct cabling (almost half). looks like cable is gen1 (5Gbps = 625MB/s)