1.5ft USB 3.0 A Male to A Female Extension 28/24AWG Cable (Gold Plated)
I got three of these to simplify switching USB peripherals between a m-atx tower and HP Thin Client clustered at the corner of my desk for media center and various projects. They fill the bill, came promptly and at a good price.
Got this because my current computer case doesn't have a front 3.0 port. Extremely useful for plugging in my external HD quite often. It can also extend a 2.0 to micro-USB cable which comes in handy for charging a lot of phones.
Bought 3 of these for various applications: have used 2 of them with success. No noticeable drop-off in USB 3.0 performance for both flash and hard disks. I got the shortest ones possible, as they only have to extend the normal cable away from the computer case, which often crowds the USB connectors next to network, video, and other connectors. My fat USB memory sticks often have no room to operate! This solved the problem.
PROS: Came quickly exactly as ordered. Solid performance no problems
I have some USB 3.0 external hard drives. The drives came with 18-inch cables. A 27-inch high tower computer that sits on the floor under a table has its only available USB 3.0 ports at the bottom rear of the case. This 18-inch extension cable provides the extra length necessary to lay the drive on the top of the tower while in use. Provides about 10x increase in transfer speed compared to the more conveniently positioned USB 2.0 ports.
A 6-foot extension was also purchased at the same time, which is useful in some other situations.
PROS: Exactly as described. Great price as always from Monoprice.